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Health secretary on Obamacare website: 'You deserve better'

President Barack Obama's health secretary publicly apologized Wednesday for the rocky rollout of the US health care law's new website, stressing that citizens "deserve better" from the system. But while Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius regretted that navigating HealthCare.gov has been a "miserably frustrating experience" for many, she insisted that so-called "Obamacare" has been working well for millions of Americans.

Analysis - Ahead of reform, medical care slowdown hits U.S. companies

By Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the clock ticks down to the start of a U.S. healthcare overhaul, companies from device makers to hospital chains have been surprised to see Americans make even fewer trips to the doctor's office. Use of non-emergency medical services has been weak for several years in the wake of a deep recession, high joblessness and the steadily rising cost of care.

Reuters Health News Summary

Following is a summary of current health news briefs. Ozone levels linked to cardiac arrest NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cardiac arrests are more likely when levels of air pollution - especially soot-like particles and ozone - have been high in recent days or even hours, according to a large study from Texas. Evidence already links airborne particles with heart disease and lung problems but the new findings are the first to show that high ozone may immediately raise the risk that a person's heart will stop beating.

Reuters Health News Summary

Following is a summary of current health news briefs. Competition affects who gets a liver transplant: study 2013-01-07T015437Z_1_BRE906019_RTROPTC_0_US-LIVER-COMPETITION.X ML () - Onyx to test cancer drug for wider use 2013-01-07T185326Z_1_BRE9060O2_RTROPTC_0_US-ONYX-RESULTS-CANCER DRUG.XML () - U.S. high court won't review federal embryonic stem cell funds 2013-01-07T193341Z_2_BRE9060IR_RTROPTC_0_US-USA-COURT-STEMCELL. XML () -

Reuters Health News Summary

Following is a summary of current health news briefs. Competition affects who gets a liver transplant: study 2013-01-07T015437Z_1_BRE906019_RTROPTC_0_US-LIVER-COMPETITION.X ML () - Analysis: Obama may turn Medicare reform into wider health debate
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