| Oct 20, 2014
| 11:35 AM
For Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Rick Perry of Texas, two Republican governors thinking about running for president, the Ebola virus has been a heaven-sent opportunity. It has allowed them to swank around as protectors of public health, distracting their...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In case you haven't encountered enough illogic in the American healthcare system, consider this: Once a medication has been determined to be safe and effective enough to be available without a prescription, we assume it should no longer be covered by...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 8:51 AM
Charlie Crist is a Republican turned independent turned Democrat. He has been for and against the Affordable Care Act, for and against reproductive rights, and for and sort of against the 2009 economic stimulus. He bolted when times got tough and...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 4:29 AM
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| Oct 16, 2014
| 1:37 PM
UnitedHealth Group on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings that beat analysts' expectations as the company saw growth in its government-funded Medicaid and Medicare programs.
Net income for the quarter was $1.6 billion, or $1.63 per diluted common...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who is facing a stiff reelection challenge this year, has stuck to his stated determination to repeal the Affordable Care Act if his party takes control of the Senate in the next election.
This is a...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Medicare has a zombie problem.
An investigation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that the federal insurance program paid nearly $300,000 to cover HIV drugs for about 160 people. However, all those people were dead when their...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 4:35 PM
A week ago we explained why the race for governor of Illinois isn't only about whether incumbent Pat Quinn or challenger Bruce Rauner will be Illinois' CEO for four years. This contest also is a referendum on the future of the 67 percent personal income...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Ambulances benefit from frequent users. Place a call for patient transport and a bill is generated.
But what if the ambulance service was paid to keep patients out of the hospital? What if the model was rebuilt, so that the ambulance service brought the...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:37 PM
For all its flaws, the federal Affordable Care Act is beginning to fulfill one of its missions: to change a health-care system that could only be described as sick itself.
While much of Obamacare focused controversially around health insurance, other...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 1:25 AM
The new face of Access Health CT, James Wadleigh, is a native Vermonter, a skier, a father of four, and a tech guy who sometimes loses sleep over the possibility of a glitch in the system.
In late August, the board of Access Health CT, Connecticut's...