Sep 052014
 
How's that new health care contract for state workers, retirees working out
Dallas Morning News (blog)
Lawmakers are sniping at UnitedHealth Group, two years after its main subsidiary took over a state health care contract affecting nearly a half million Texans. The Minnetonka, Minn.-based company hired super-lobbyists connected to Gov. Rick Perry, such

Sep 052014
 
Osteopathic Medicine Meshes With New Health Care Needs
Kaiser Health News
Recent reforms in American health care weren't designed with osteopathic medicine in mind. It only seems that way. The emphasis on “patient-centered care”—the idea that physicians should follow the wishes and preferences of patients, and treat

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Sep 052014
 

Forbes
Healthcare Reform and Overpaying for Care
Forbes
Americans have long known that our healthcare system is rigged against the consumer. The horror stories of people living in debt for the rest of their lives because of an accident or illness have become so commonplace that many have become numb to them.

Sep 052014
 
Signature Healthcare getting more politically active
Louisville Business First
In the blog post, Steier says the company's political action committee will help Signature drive advocacy on issues important to it. He said he felt pressure to fund important "healthcare legislators." But without a growing PAC, "I was worried we could

Sep 052014
 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Chart of the Week: Health Care Costs Rising at Exceptionally Slow Rates
The White House (blog)
A new report this week from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had a lot to say about the state of health care costs and what it means for our economy. New estimates show that national health expenditures rose at historically slow rates in
Health Care Spending Forecast To Increase Modestly In Next DecadeKaiser Health News
States would take the lead in controlling health care costs under plan Minneapolis Star Tribune
Citizenship Required for Health CareU.S. News & World Report
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Sep 052014
 
Louisiana House members to hold hearing on state workers health care benefits
The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com
25 at 10 a.m. on the controversial changes coming to state workers' health care benefits. Personnel from the Office of Group Benefits — which manages the health care plans in question — will be present to take questions from elected officials. Any

Sep 052014
 
As Many Predicted, Obamacare's Healthcare.Gov Reports Hack Attack; Security
Forbes
The White House disclosed to the Wall Street Journal that, in fact, a hacker has breached Healthcare.gov, compromising personal data for millions of Americans. What the White House hasn't told us—and can't tell us—is how many security breaches have …

Sep 052014
 

azcentral.com
Government forecasts rising health-care inflation
azcentral.com
Projections by nonpartisan experts with the Health and Human Services department indicate the pace of health care spending will pick up starting this year and beyond. The introduction of expensive new drugs for the liver-wasting disease hepatitis C

Sep 052014
 

Forbes
5 Megatrends With The Potential To Transform US Health Care
Forbes
At the close of our interview, I asked Chambers what health care topic he'd like me to cover in the future. He asked me to answer two questions. And they happen to be the two questions weighing most heavily on the minds of just about every U.S. health

Sep 052014
 

Wall Street Journal
Hacker Breached HealthCare.gov Insurance Site
Wall Street Journal
A hacker broke into part of the HealthCare.gov insurance enrollment website in July and uploaded malicious software, according to federal officials. Investigators found no evidence that consumers' personal data were taken or viewed during the breach, …
HealthCare.gov was hacked in July, feds sayThe Hill
Hackers Breach Security of HealthCare.govNew York Times
GOP chorus attacks Obamacare over Healthcare.gov hackPolitico
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