Joe Neel http://wunc.org en Screening Immigrants For TB Pays Dividends In U.S. http://wunc.org/post/screening-immigrants-tb-pays-dividends-us Hundreds of people with tuberculosis wishing to come to the U.S. have been stopped before they reached U.S. borders, says a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Physicians overseas picked up more than 1,100 cases in prospective immigrants and refugees prior to their arrival in the U.S. The cases include 14 people with multidrug-resistant TB, the CDC says.<p>The agency credits beefed up recommendations for pre-travel screening that require newer, more sensitive sputum-culture tests. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Joe Neel 32401 at http://wunc.org Screening Immigrants For TB Pays Dividends In U.S. How The End Of DOMA Will Affect Obamacare, Federal Employees http://wunc.org/post/how-end-doma-will-affect-obamacare-federal-employees The Supreme Court's <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/06/26/195863800/read-the-rulings-inside-the-same-sex-marriage-decisions">ruling</a> that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional will not only make a big difference in health benefits for some federal employees, it could also affect people who will be newly eligible for Obamacare beginning next year.<p>For lower-income people seeking coverage under Obamacare, marriage may not provide a financial advantage, tax experts say.<p>Once the dust settles and new policies can be drawn up, federal employees in same-sex marriages will be able t Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:19:00 +0000 Joe Neel 17949 at http://wunc.org England Offering Free HIV Treatment For Visitors http://wunc.org/post/england-offering-free-hiv-treatment-visitors We're just catching up with our U.K. reading list, so we're a bit late with this one. But it's worth noting that as of Oct. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 18:04:00 +0000 Joe Neel 2347 at http://wunc.org England Offering Free HIV Treatment For Visitors