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Different Takes: GOP Must Challenge The Democrats On Health Care Issues; Single-Payer Might Solve Many Problems But Not Rising Costs

Editorial writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. The Wall Street Journal: Republicans Need A Health-Care Offensive It’s the paradox of success. With 3.6% unemployment and 3.2% growth in gross domestic product, voters are turning to other issues. When the May 1 NBC/Wall Street Journal survey asked what “should be the top… Read More »

Massachusetts Maternal Mortality Rates Rising: Opioid Abuse and Psychiatric Illness Play a Role

Pregnancy-associated mortality, defined as the death of a woman during pregnancy or within one year of the termination of pregnancy, is increasing in Massachusetts.  In 2012, there were 30.4 deaths/100,000 live births. In 2014, the rate increased by 33%, to 40.4 deaths per 100,000 live births. Because pregnancy-associated mortality rates have historically been relatively low… Read More »