The Iowa state Board of Regents meeting kicked off in Ames today with grim news on the health care front.
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Health care consumers sensing a seismic shift in the way they'll buy and manage medical coverage may be correct in one way -- 29% of U.S. employers either plan to ax their employee health care programs or are considering it, which would send workers out to the government-sponsored health care exchanges expected to roll out in 2014a-- but wrong in...
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The Center for Health Reform Initiatives, a project of the Maine Heritage Policy Center, has released a new study on Maine’s health care reform law (PL90), Crisis to Cure: Maine’s Health Care Reform Law is Helping Business. In the study, health care policy expert and small business owner Joel Allumbaugh looks ...
(2 months and 21 days ago)
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Are American consumers ready to take control of their health care decisions? Health care reform virtually demands they do, but evidence is mounting that consumers are unprepared for the changes scheduled to hit the marketplace next year. Aflac , the Columbus, Ga.-based insurance mainstay, has taken the pulse of the health care market and how and if...
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KINGSTON — Health care reform will boost funding for innovative state programs, Democratic legislators said Thursday.
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Monterey County's public health system will still be responsible for providing care for the largest ratio of uninsured residents in the state — most of them in the country illegally — even after implementation of national health care reform begins next year.
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PIERRE — State legislators want to hear from South Dakotans on the need for health care reform.
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Steven Brill’s opus on the exorbitant costs of U.S. health care is quite informative. His central point--that medical prices are much higher in the U.S. than elsewhere--has been known to health policy scholars for a long time. Nevertheless, Mr. Brill has done a great public service in bringing this message to the attention of the general public with eye-opening concrete...
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In the past few weeks, no fewer than three highly respected groups have proposed major health care reforms. They all promise greater use of patient-centered integrated care, but none include supports and services for frail elders or younger people with disabilities.
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Local health care advocates had a message for state politicians Monday: keep your hands off money given to counties for indigent health care. Standing outside Kern Medical Center holding purple and white signs with slogans including "Forward on Healthcare" and "The time is NOW," the group of health care reform proponents and hospital administrators said many people still...
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