Feds announces recover of $67 million to assistance Americans go ‘shopping for …

The Obama administration is announcing a recover of $67 million in sovereign supports for people and groups such as Planned Parenthood to assistance Americans navigate ObamaCare. The proclamation was done Thursday by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and settled a extend money, that is purportedly $13 million some-more than creatively set aside, will […]

State health exchange rates vary, but lower than expected

WASHINGTON — As state health exchanges continue to announce lower-than-expected rates for health insurance, experts say both state and regional issues play a part in how much a consumer will pay for insurance beginning in January. Several factors come into play: a state’s regulations, how many insurers will participate in the state and federal exchanges, […]

Most health care records now are electronic

The iPad is displaying a patient’s chart using Allscripts Sunrise Mobile MD, an iPad app for physicians in a hospital setting.(Photo: Unknown) SHARECONNECT 128 TWEETCOMMENTEMAILMORE An ever-expanding amount of the nation’s medical records — millions of prescriptions, medical reports and appointment reminders — are now computerized and part of an ambitious electronic medical records program, […]

Speaking Out for Health Care Act, Obama Says Millions Will Get Rebates

WASHINGTON — President Obama, slipping back into his episodic role as a vigorous campaigner for his new health care act, said Thursday that thanks to the law, more than 8.5 million Americans are getting rebates this summer from their insurance providers. Mr. Obama was flanked by families who have benefited from a provision in the […]

Health-care setbacks could hit region’s small businesses

The health-care law required states to set up the exchanges by October, giving the Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services the same time frame to establish a marketplace for firms in states that chose to leave the chore to the federal government. Now, three months away, it appears […]

Health insurance tax ‘scares the daylights’ out of some small-business owners

Meanwhile, the provision exempts health-insurance plans that are set up and operated by businesses themselves (the self-insured market). Revenue from the tax will help pay for the health-care overhaul, which is expected to extend coverage to millions of uninsured or underinsured Americans. However, because most large corporations self-insure their workforce, experts warn that insurance companies […]

Health budget spends on mental health; cuts Medicare

By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON | Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:28pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s proposed 2014 budget includes an increase of $3.9 billion to the health department as it prepares to implement the administration’s healthcare overhaul, setting money aside for mental health, but cutting medicare. The budget asks for $1.5 billion in […]

Marketing studies help craft health overhaul pitch

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — How do you convince millions of average Americans that one of the most complex and controversial programs devised by government may actually be a good deal for them? With the nation still split over President Barack Obama’s health care law, the administration has turned to the science […]

McKesson, Cerner Talk Health IT Interoperability Alliance?

7 Big Data Solutions Try To Reshape Healthcare

(click image for larger view and for slideshow) Health IT systems vendors McKesson and Cerner are said to be working on a landmark of a deal to cooperate on health information exchange (HIE), potentially breaking down a key barrier to the vision of a nationwide network of interoperable electronic health records (EHRs). It also would […]

Sick Workers’ Dilemma: Stay Home Or Go To Work?

Chaim Gross, 24, is known as Patient Zero at his company Zeno Radio. About half of the workers have fallen ill in the past couple of months.

As a beginning influenza conflict in years continues to explain victims, businesses are holding a hit, too. They’re faced with an unsolvable problem: If they tell too many ill employees to stay home, a work doesn’t get done. But when people ill with influenza and other bugs uncover up, they’re swelling illness by a workplace. […]