The medical-homes concept, direct primary care firms and a university that produces some of the nation's best physicians help bolster Washington's position as a health care leader.Read More
The increase for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program is down from this year's 3.8 percent average increase and sharply lower than 2011, when premiums rose by an average of 7.3 percent.Read More
The state-by-state analysis of obesity-linked disease rates and associated medical spending projects that obese individuals could account for 44 percent of all American adults by 2030 if obesity rates nationwide continue to grow at their current pace. Read More
For employers, an exchange ideally will expand health benefits choice for workers while holding down their health costs, advocates for the concept say.
The survey of more than 2,000 employers found that the premium for family coverage rose an average of 4 percent, increasing to $15,745 this year.Read More
With the presidency and 33 Senate seats up for grabs in 2012, how the battle over health care reform will play out is anyone's guess, but employers are watching the tussle closer than most.
During her speech, Kathleen Sebelius detailed what she said are some of the achievements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.Read More
Politics apparently has joined the menu—at least through November—alongside pepperoni and pineapple as a new pizza topping.Read More
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called for a repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act during his speech at the Republican National Convention August 30. Read More
As chairman of the House Budget Committee, Ryan drafted budgets for fiscal years 2012 and 2013 that include plans to overhaul the nation's federal healthcare entitlement programs through a premium-support model for Medicare and block grant payments to states for Medicaid.Read More