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  • Employers and their workings are in the dark about health-care prices

    Health-care providers and insurance companies do not have to reveal their negotiated prices, frustrating everyone trying to control medical costs. At a hearing to discuss the rising costs of health-care benefits for employees of Miami-Dade County in...
  • State says PG County schools CFO committed insurance fraud in claim of lost diamond ring

    State says PG County schools CFO committed insurance fraud in claim of lost diamond ring
    Buying a diamond ring is always a costly expense. Claiming to lose it — twice — came at an even steeper price for Colby White, chief financial officer for Prince George's County public schools. The Maryland Insurance Administration has ruled...
  • Extend Children's Health Insurance Program

    Given the political logjam in our nation's capital, it is a pleasure to see Congress introduce legislation on an important issue: the extension of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). It is even better to note the leadership role of...
  • New study shows that the savings from 'tort reform' are mythical

    New study shows that the savings from 'tort reform' are mythical
    "Tort reform," which is usually billed as the answer to "frivolous malpractice lawsuits," has been a central plank in the Republican program for healthcare reform for decades.  The notion has lived on despite copious evidence that that the so-called...
  • Census data on poverty show results of economic policy gone wrong

    Census data on poverty show results of economic policy gone wrong
    The headline number in last week's release of Census Bureau data on poverty was pretty good. It was widely noted that the rate dropped significantly for the first time since 2006, with especially sharp declines among children and Latino families. A peek...
  • Plancher attorneys argue appeal court made flawed decision

    Plancher attorneys argue appeal court made flawed decision
    Attorneys representing the family of former UCF football player Ereck Plancher argued a lower court decision was deeply flawed, according to a brief filed Monday with the Florida Supreme Court. The state's high court agreed to consider arguments in...
  • U.S. Fed official's bank capital comments pressure stocks

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Federal Reserve official on Tuesday warned the biggest U.S. banks they would soon face new funding rules that exceed international standards, a move he said could lead some firms to shrink rather than face the strict requirements....
  • California adds 44,200 jobs in August

    California adds 44,200 jobs in August
    California outpaced its recent job growth as employers added 44,200 nonfarm positions in August — far more than any other state. But for the third straight month, the state unemployment rate remained flat at 7.4%, according to Employment...
  • Travelers: Wind, Hail Are Top Causes Of Roof Damage

    Wind and hail were the primary causes of damage to roofs last year, according to thousands of 2013 insurance claims analyzed by The Travelers Cos. The next most common reasons for roof damage were: rain entering a structure, heavy ice or snow, and...
  • A push for paid family leave

    A push for paid family leave
    Shellyann Smith took 12 weeks off for the births of each of her two children — and got paid for it. Smith, a 32-year-old customer service and sales specialist at the Bank of America call center in Hunt Valley, says her employer's policy of...
  • Clock ticking for Illinois to form state-run Obamacare exchange

    Clock ticking for Illinois to form state-run Obamacare exchange
    Unless Illinois acts quickly, it will leave hundreds of millions of federal dollars on the table that would go toward building its own health insurance marketplace, potentially upping the cost of coverage for nearly 170,000 Illinois residents. State...