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Insurers Blend Consumerism, Limited Access

January 3, 2007
Some health insurers have begun to combine aspects of consumer-driven care and restricted access by offering high-deductible health plans that use a less expensive but more limited network of health providers that are part of health maintenance organizations.
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NEWSMAKER #4 J. Frederick Motz

December 29, 2006
When U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz issued his opinion July 19 in the case of Retail Industry Leaders Association v. James D. Fielder Jr., Maryland’s secretary of labor, Motz had no intention other than to address the case at hand.
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Health Care Consolidation

December 28, 2006
Health care software company Eclipsys Corp. of Boca Raton, Florida, has bought Phoenix-based Van Slyck & Associates, a provider of nursing staffing and productivity management services.
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Medical Travel The Domestic Route

December 1, 2006
Employers who do not want to send employees overseas for elective surgeries may be able to reap the benefits of medical tourism—lower-cost health care—in places that don’t require patients to pack their passports.
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Overseas Care Becomes Option for U.S. Firms

November 17, 2006
Traveling out of the country for elective surgeries has for years been an option for individuals without health insurance. But with constantly rising health care costs, it is becoming an attractive alternative for employers
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