| Sep 15, 2013
Would you be willing to share with your employer how much you eat, drink, smoke or exercise? And would you be willing to make lifestyle changes in return for a break on the cost of your health insurance? The University of Minnesota offered such...
| Oct 10, 2013
The dull whir of the computer running in the background seemed to have gotten louder as the patient fell quiet. She was a young woman, a primary-care patient of mine, seeking a referral to yet another gastroenterologist. Her abdominal pain had already...
| Nov 24, 2013
I'm a stomach doc. I've seen thousands of patients, inside and out, for 25 years. I've done research, I've taught, I've been an administrator. And as the years rolled by, I've watched the healthcare industry begin to undo healthcare itself. It's complex,...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Even though employers won't be required to offer health insurance under Obamacare for more than a year, many already are fretting about the uncertainties raised by the law.
Confusion over how the law will work and an evolving set of rules make it...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Lockheed Martin, a government contractor best known for its fighter jets, formally opened a health care center in Baltimore County Wednesday, part of a bid to expand the company's role in the medical sector.
While health care services still represent 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...
| Nov 12, 2013
I love gravy.
It perfectly accentuates things like turkey, mashed potatoes and the workplace.
What's that? No, I'm not suggesting cannibalism, though who among us hasn't wondered how that guy from the information technology department might taste...
| 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...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: As chief executive of Blue Shield of California, Paul Markovich leads one of the country's largest nonprofit health insurers, and he is a major player in the state's rollout of Obamacare.
Dakota days: Markovich, 46, grew up in Grand Forks, N.D....
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:54 PM
President Obama's health care overhaul looks extremely unlikely to hit the goal set for it in October: enrolling "at least" 7 million people in exchanges by April. So the administration is redefining success as mere survival for the program.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Target Corp. became the latest major company to say it will stop offering healthcare coverage for part-time workers, and experts said it won't be the last.
The Minneapolis company announced in a corporate blog post that it was changing its benefits...