Dec 062014
 
Health Spending Rises Only Modestly
New York Times
“The 3.6 percent increase in 2013 is the lowest increase on record in the national health expenditures going back to 1960,” said Micah B. Hartman, a statistician at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and lead author of the report, published

Dec 062014
 
Two health providers team up to lower costs
Crain’s Chicago Business
Two Chicago-area health care providers are teaming up in an effort to streamline care for joint-replacement patients after they leave the hospital, the companies announced this week. The move by Bolingbrook-based physical therapy giant ATI Holdings and …

Dec 062014
 

New York Times
The Health-Cost Slowdown Isn't Just About the Economy
New York Times
The data experts who compile the government's official numbers on health spending lean toward the more pessimistic view. They think the slowdown – to the lowest level of growth on record – stems in large part from Americans skimping on medical care …

Dec 062014
 

The Baylor College of Medicine says it might be able to help shrink fat on waistlines for people with specific problem areas.

Dec 062014
 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many people covered under President Barack Obama's health care law will face higher premiums next year, the administration acknowledged Thursday. While the average increases are modest, it's more fodder for the nation's political battles over health care.

Dec 062014
 

Sitting on an exam table in a flimsy gown can intimidate anyone. If you also happen to be lesbian, gay or bisexual, the experience can be even worse.

Dec 062014
 

One of these exchange traded funds has nearly doubled this year. Both track the S&P 500’s top-performing sector, that being health care. Perhaps because the Ultra Health Care ProShares (NYSEArca: RXL) …

Dec 062014
 

It is common for health policy experts to argue that US health care spending is wasteful compared to its European counterparts because we are not getting better health for the larger amount of spending taking place here. There is limited evidence to support this claim, and existing evidence in the case of cancer care actually indicates Europeans under-spending rather than US over-spending …

Dec 062014
 

A MacArthur “genius” grant winner is now formally studying how hot-spotting method cuts expensive emergency room visits and delivers better care  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Dec 062014
 

How do you get dental care or new glasses when you don't have insurance and you live hours from medical facilities? Usually, you don't. A documentary tells the story of a group trying to change that.