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  • In rural states, 'pastoral counselors' help fill mental health gap

    WASHINGTON Mental health therapists most often leave issues of faith outside their office doors, even for patients who are religious. But one class of counselors believes a nonsectarian model doesn't serve everyone equally well. "On a feeling level,...
  • U.S. officials reach deal with Pennsylvania on Medicaid

    (Reuters) - Federal officials have reached an agreement with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett over his plan to use federal funds to pay for private health insurance coverage for up to 600,000 residents, the governor said on Thursday. The deal highlights a...
  • Blame Gov. Scott for health care woes

    In response to the Sept. 2 Viewpoint, "Health care has its own hurricane brewing": Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature refused to allow the state insurance commissioner to "negotiate lower rates with insurance companies or refuse rates that are...
  • Jill Sumfest: Special Needs Plans offer help for seniors with diabetes

    We often hear health care discussed in terms of big numbers — millions and billions. Take diabetes, for example. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 26 million Americans have diabetes and its treatment and impact...
  • Nation's healthcare changes may rein in costs in long run, report says

    Nation's healthcare changes may rein in costs in long run, report says
    National healthcare spending will continue to rise in coming years, but at a slower rate than in the previous two decades, according to a government analysis of the nation’s $3-trillion healthcare tab. The report released Wednesday suggests that...
  • Brace yourself for shrinking health insurance networks and higher deductibles

    For months, media reports have focused on the troubles with HealthCare.gov and the state insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act. Now the government is reporting that some 8 million people have signed up for health insurance on the...
  • Illinois small businesses to get early look at Obamacare exchange

    Illinois small businesses to get early look at Obamacare exchange
    Illinois is one of five states where small businesses will get an early start to the process of evaluating health insurance plans for next year as part of an effort by the federal government to test its systems prior to open enrollment. Small employers,...
  • Insurers pay more tax on executive compensation under Obamacare: study

    (Reuters) - When Washington eliminated corporate tax deductions on health insurance executive compensation above $500,000 under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law in 2013, it generated more than $72 million in additional tax revenue for the U....
  • Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Cadence Health finalize merger

    Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Cadence Health finalize merger
    Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Cadence Health have finalized their plan to combine, creating a health system with four acute-care hospitals, 1,600 inpatient beds and a medical staff of more than 4,000 physicians. The merger, approved...
  • Problem Solver: Routine physical leads to insurance payment pain

    Problem Solver: Routine physical leads to insurance payment pain
    Mary Klinefelter's Golden Rule Insurance Co. health plan said it would pay 100 percent of the costs associated with routine physical exams. Just to be sure, the Orland Park resident called Golden Rule on Oct. 1 and asked what constituted a "routine...
  • Federal OK means 600,000 working poor Pennsylvanians eligible for health coverage

    Federal OK means 600,000 working poor Pennsylvanians eligible for health coverage
    More than 600,000 low-income Pennsylvanians will gain access to government-subsidized health insurance starting in January under an agreement announced Thursday by state and federal officials. The deal overhauls the state's Medicaid program, which...