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Social Security and Veterans Affairs Partnership Means Faster Disability Decisions for Veterans

The Social Security Administration integrates its disability claims processing system with the VA, speeding up the claims approval process by granting SSA immediate access to medical documents.

Donald Trump, in Exclusive Interview, Tells WSJ He Is Willing to Keep Parts of Obama Health Law

During a Wall Street Journal interview, Donald Trump says that he will preserve some components of the ACA, such as the pre-existing condition exemption and the ability to keep children on a parents insurance plan until the age of 26.

Cerner uses employees’ DNA in pilot research; aims to use genetic info to improve health

Cerner is analyzing full DNA sequences donated  by 82 employees to help the company study how genetics impacts obesity, metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis, and depression.

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