| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:53 PM
DURHAM, Ore. — Oregon officials will vote Friday on whether to become the first state to scrap its troubled insurance exchange and switch to the federal system, after spending an estimated $248 million on an ambitious exchange that failed in...
| May 2, 2014
Sister Kathleen McIntyre was born at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, the hospital that ultimately became her life's work.
She was inspired to become a nurse after watching the Sisters of Little Company of Mary care for her ailing...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 9:00 PM
A historic slowdown in U.S. healthcare spending in recent years may be drawing to a close.
An industry report published Tuesday and healthcare experts point to a steady rise in medical care being sought by consumers seeing specialists, getting more...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Letters to the editor from Wheaton, Hinsdale, Western Springs, Glen Ellyn and Bellwood.
Responsible pet owners
I am an avid animal lover. I love them with a passion so deep, I can't even explain it.
Last December, I launched a Facebook page in...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Jenny Morgan headed a health care IT company for years before jumping to private equity, but she realized her passion wasn't investing in firms — it was being in the trenches, running one.
So when the founder of Linthicum-based basys wanted to...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:23 PM
An earlier blog post gave an incorrect date for when Johns Hopkins established a relationship with King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital. The institutions first collaborated in 2010. The Sun regrets the error.
Johns Hopkins Medicine is joining with a...
| Dec 21, 2013
Re "Silence of the insurers," Opinion, Dec. 17
Jonah Goldberg hit the target in describing one of the many foibles of Obamacare: the fact that insurance companies' relationship with the government is put in the limelight, rather than the relationship...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 6:38 AM
When state leaders brought in a new company to help repair their troubled health care exchange, they went to one whose owner has a lot to gain from the sales of insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act.
The Columbia-based health care technology...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:48 PM
If a computer salesman told you that you needed an $8,000 systems upgrade, you might walk (or run) out of the store, research everything you could about the necessity of his recommendation, shop around for a better price and then decide whether to make...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 11:15 AM
If the Supreme Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby and lets companies off the hook for providing employees health care that doesn't square with the company owners' religious beliefs, that will represent a great financial opportunity for employers ("Don'...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 9:14 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama's healthcare law, despite a rocky rollout and determined opposition from critics, already has spurred the largest expansion in health coverage in America in half a century, national surveys and enrollment data show.