| Dec 7, 2012
| 1:46 PM
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and 16 other Senate Democrats want the medical device tax - included in the 2010 healthcare reform law that they supported - postponed.
The 2.3 percent excise tax that devicemakers must pay on their gross sales goes into effect on...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 3:47 PM
Maryland and five other states received conditional federal approval Monday to operate a state exchange, or marketplace where individuals can buy insurance under health care reform.
The approval by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services means...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 1:48 PM
The American restaurant industry is headed into a year full of obstacles, including health coverage costs related to "Obamacare," employee turnover, rising food costs and weak consumer spending.
Still, the National Restaurant Assn. predicts that the...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 5:39 PM
Budget discussions in Washington these days always seem to deteriorate into arguments over what government is supposed to do for its citizens, and what should be left aside. Is the reach of government strictly defined in the Constitution? Or tradition?...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 8:32 AM
Aetna's CEO Mark T. Bertolini said the Affordable Care Act will increase health insurance premiums by 100 percent, doubling the price in some markets, according to a Bloomberg report.
Bertolini said at an investor conference Wednesday in New York: "We've...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 5:06 PM
MedStar Health plans to build a $30 million medical plaza in Bel Air as it tries to capitalize on the area's growing population, company officials said Monday.
The hospital operator also said it plans to expand the neonatal intensive care unit at its...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 9:36 AM
Perhaps government banning of sugary drinks oversteps. It is a meaningful effort to reduce the burden of obesity on everyone. One thing that has stood out in the debate over health care reform is repeated statements from health care consumers that they do...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 8:23 AM
Darden Restaurants Inc.’s second quarter was far from appetizing, as the owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster watched its net income plunge 37%.
The Orlando, Fla., restaurant company saw the sour numbers coming. Earlier in December, citing a...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 1:39 PM
Even as the future of health care and how it will be provided and paid for remain a subject of much discussion at many levels thanks to the enactment of the federal health care reform law that has come to be called ObamaCare by critics and supporters...
| Dec 27, 2012
In Friday’s business section, you’ll find a peek into what’s expected to be a hectic year in the world of health care, starting with implementation of President Barack Obama’s landmark health care overhaul law.
As the Tribune&...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:00 AM
It's difficult to catalogue all the negative impacts of Obamacare in one place. Nevertheless, my readers deserve to know a few of the uglier details as the new year rings in one of the most expensive, convoluted policy experiments in American history....