Healthcare Reform In The United States


Walmart announces Healthcare Begins Here

Walmart announces Healthcare Begins Here

Walmart announced comprehensive Health Insurance Program that simplifies access to Health Insurance Coverage Information....

Oct 6 2014, 2:27am CDT

$1,000-a-Pill Sovaldi Shakes Medicaid

$1,000-a-Pill Sovaldi Shakes Medicaid

The Sovaldi anti-Hepatitis C $1,000-a-pill has shook the Medicaid program thoroughly....

Jun 18 2014, 4:40am CDT

Medicare Reformer Offers his Resignation

Medicare: Why A Medicare Reformer Resigned?

A Medicare reformer recently offered his resignation. Medicare pays up to 80% of what private insurance companies pay doctors i...

Apr 23 2014, 8:22am CDT

Obamacare enrollments exceed the 6 million mark!

Obamacare enrollments exceed the 6 million mark!

Obamacare proves to be popular amongst the American population....

Mar 30 2014, 10:47am CDT

Health Insurance Deadline is Getting Nearer

Health Insurance Deadline is Getting Nearer

The health insurance deadline in the United States is approaching its deadline. The time beyond which insurance benefits won’t...

Mar 8 2014, 3:55am CST

Two Gamers Aim To Transform Hospital Performance Evaluation

Two Gamers Aim To Transform Hospital Performance Evaluation

Key evidence suggests that as hospital systems in the US reach a crisis point – involving the transition to value-based purchas...

Mar 4 2014, 4:26am CST

AP Exclusive: Health law cybersecurity challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Obama administration raced to meet its self-imposed deadline for online health insurance markets, secu...

Feb 25 2014, 1:51pm CST

Aetna CEO Bertolini Outlines 'Creative Destruction' Of Healthcare At HIMSS14

Aetna CEO Bertolini Outlines 'Creative Destruction' Of Healthcare At HIMSS14

As CEO of Aetna – #312 on Forbes Global 2000 list – Mark Bertolini knows something about sustainability. According to his...

Feb 25 2014, 1:01am CST

Why Your Insurance Company Will Pay You to Take Your Medicine

Why Your Insurance Company Will Pay You to Take Your Medicine

Imagine your insurance company paying you for healthier behavior, such as taking your vitamins or medications as directed, goin...

Feb 6 2014, 8:15am CST

Health Insurance Downgraded by Moody’s and Obamacare

Health Insurance Downgraded

The health care industry has taken a nosedive. The downgrading has many reasons behind it. Moody’s changed label from “stable”...

Jan 27 2014, 6:51am CST

Medicare Cuts May Prove Detrimental

Medicare Budgetary Cuts May Prove Detrimental

After Obamacare got rolling, the budgetary cuts in Medicare may ultimately prove to be detrimental. This tug of war is bound to...

Jan 18 2014, 5:50am CST

Early ObamaCare Exchange Demographics Worse Than Under RomneyCare in Massachusetts In 2007

Early ObamaCare Exchange Demographics Worse Than Under RomneyCare in Massachusetts In 2007

On occasion a chart can be worth more than a blog post with 1,000 words. Since many point to Massachusetts as a harbinger of wh...

Jan 14 2014, 11:56pm CST

Government Programs Have Become One Big Scammer Fraud Fest

Government Programs Have Become One Big Scammer Fraud Fest

Amongst all the polls about how various groups view their prospects going into 2014, I’d like to see one polling people who hab...

Jan 13 2014, 10:51am CST

Humana: Obamacare Exchange Enrollment 'More Adverse Than Previously Expected'

Humana: Obamacare Exchange Enrollment 'More Adverse Than Previously Expected'

On January 9, health insurance bellwether Humana formally announced something that industry observers have long suspected: that...

Jan 10 2014, 4:11pm CST

Can A Wisconsin Senator And A Superstar Lawyer Prevent Members Of Congress From Gaining Subsidized Health Insurance Under Obamacare?

Can A Wisconsin Senator And A Superstar Lawyer Prevent Members Of Congress From Gaining Subsidized Health Insurance Under Obamacare?

This week, Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R.) filed a lawsuit aimed at preventing members of Congress, and their staffers, from...

Jan 10 2014, 1:41am CST

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Does Obamacare Deserve Credit For Slowing The Growth In Health Care Spending?

The annual report of from the actuaries over at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is out for 2012 and, for t...

Jan 8 2014, 9:51am CST

The More Wasteful Is The Federal Government Program, The More Essential It Is To Washington

The More Wasteful Is The Federal Government Program, The More Essential It Is To Washington

If you live anywhere but Washington, D.C., you probably believe that the federal government spends too much.  Since 2008 a wave...

Jan 6 2014, 7:26am CST

Can A Cure Be Found For Obamacare Brain Meltdown Syndrome? Putting The Lie To The Anti-ACA Talking Heads

Can A Cure Be Found For Obamacare Brain Meltdown Syndrome? Putting The Lie To The Anti-ACA Talking Heads

As we launch into 2014, I must regrettably report that we have yet to develop a vaccine or cure that can assist those who have...

Jan 4 2014, 10:46am CST

New Oregon Data: Expanding Medicaid Increases Usage Of Emergency Rooms, Undermining Central Rationale For Obamacare

New Oregon Data: Expanding Medicaid Increases Usage Of Emergency Rooms, Undermining Central Rationale For Obamacare

For years, it has been the number one talking point of Obamacare supporters. People who are uninsured end up getting costly car...

Jan 2 2014, 1:51pm CST

The Apothecary's 2013 Year In Review: Americans Care Most About Obamacare's Steep Premium Hikes

The Apothecary's 2013 Year In Review: Americans Care Most About Obamacare's Steep Premium Hikes

2012 was a Presidential election year, in which health care policy was front-and-center. We figured 2013 would revert back to n...

Dec 31 2013, 2:37pm CST

How Many Healthy People Are Signing Up For Obamacare? The White House Won't Say

How Many Healthy People Are Signing Up For Obamacare? The White House Won't Say

On Sunday, the Obama administration announced that a total of 1.1 million Americans have signed up for health insurance coverag...

Dec 30 2013, 2:01am CST

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ACA Website Security Worries? Trust Us; We're With The Government

You’ve probably heard that President Obama signed up for Affordable Care Act (aka. ObamaCare) health care. Well, sort of. He wo...

Dec 29 2013, 8:06am CST

Top Health Trend For 2014: Telehealth To Grow Over 50%. What Role For Regulation?

Top Health Trend For 2014: Telehealth To Grow Over 50%. What Role For Regulation?

For many years, telehealth advocates have accused payers of being unwilling to reimburse for proven telehealth interventions, w...

Dec 28 2013, 11:21am CST

Obamacare's Accountable Medicare Effort Gathers Steam

Obamacare's Accountable Medicare Effort Gathers Steam

A new health care delivery system that rewards doctors and hospitals for working together to improve quality continues to gathe...

Dec 23 2013, 11:46am CST

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Don't Be Fooled By Kathleen Sebelius's Healthcare.gov 'Progress' Report

This month, Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius trudged up to Capitol Hill for her second public grilling over the flaws with th...

Dec 23 2013, 7:56am CST

Obama to Health Insurance Companies: Merry Christmas. Now, Drop Dead.

Obama to Health Insurance Companies: Merry Christmas. Now, Drop Dead.

Insurance is a complicated product. Even President Obama figured that out. Hundreds of highly trained actuaries spend thousands...

Dec 23 2013, 5:36am CST

Unions Get Big ObamaCare Christmas Present As Other Self-Insured Groups Get Scrooged

Unions Get Big ObamaCare Christmas Present As Other Self-Insured Groups Get Scrooged

As a presumed constitutional scholar, Barack Obama should know that while a president has authority to check the Legislative Br...

Dec 22 2013, 9:21am CST

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What Patients Don't Know About Obamacare

I get the question every day: “Hey Doc, I hope I still can come see you after Obamacare.” Why wouldn’t you still see me? My sta...

Dec 21 2013, 10:36am CST

Medicare Reports Fraud And Waste Grew In 2013 After Years Of Decline

Medicare Reports Fraud And Waste Grew In 2013 After Years Of Decline

Despite expanding its efforts to curtail fraud and waste, a Medicare internal auditor found that the agency’s fee-for-service p...

Dec 20 2013, 3:01pm CST

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Obamacare Is Doomed For 2014. Enrollment Numbers Being Released By Individual States Show Why

The White House obfuscates when it comes to Obamacare enrollment results. But some of the individual states that have set up th...

Dec 20 2013, 8:40am CST

Medicare Denies Useful $150 App in Lieu of $8000 Machine

Medicare Denies Useful $150 App in Lieu of $8000 Machine

Our nation is in a bit of a money crisis. In the last few years the national debt has soared to numbers so high they sound imag...

Sep 15 2009, 11:55am CDT