| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:21 PM
The landmark decision by CVS Caremark on Wednesday to halt tobacco sales at its 7,600 U.S. drugstores by Oct. 1 ratchets up pressure on its larger rival, Deerfield-based Walgreen Co., to follow suit.
CVS, the nation’s No. 2 drugstore chain, said...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Evidently fed up with accusations that their "repeal and replace" plan for Obamacare has consisted of a whole lot of "repeal" and not even a tiny bit of "replace," Senate Republicans last week unveiled an actual, detailed healthcare reform proposal.
| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Thousands of Anthem Blue Cross individual customers with older insurance policies untouched by Obamacare are getting some jarring news: Their premiums are going up as much as 25%.
These increases, 16% on average, are slated to go into effect April 1 for...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:23 PM
CAMBRIDGE, Md. -- House Republicans plan to pass a healthcare reform bill that could replace the Affordable Care Act, Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced Thursday.
The No. 2 House Republican included the announcement in his presentation to rank-and-...
| Dec 19, 2013
There's nothing quite like being asked to coerce your children in the name of Obama, especially during Christmas dinner. But at least the barackobama.com/talk Web page shows you how.
"Pick a time. Start early," says the propaganda Web page pushing...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:09 PM
All insurers selling policies on the state's health care exchange have agreed to extend the enrollment deadline for coverage that begins Jan. 1, state officials said Tuesday.
Kaiser Permanente, United Healthcare and Evergreen Health Co-op on Tuesday...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 3:45 PM
It was always the case that the nation's medically uninsured were disproportionately non-white, poor and southern. These people were the prime targets of the Affordable Care Act, which aimed to bring them coverage in part by the federally-funded expansion...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:20 AM
If there's been one inexorable trend coming out of the HR departments of major employers, it's been the steady erosion of worker pay and benefits. Razor-thin raises, defined benefit pensions replaced by 401(k) plans, shrinking healthcare--if you've been...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:05 PM
The struggling Affordable Care Act could take lessons from the introduction of Medicare Part D 10 years ago, which went from apparent disaster to roaring success.
As Part D was introduced, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman captured the public mood...
| 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...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:39 PM
California's health exchange said it would use an additional $155 million in federal grant money to address customer service woes and to boost low enrollment among the key market of uninsured Latinos.
The Covered California exchange announced the...