Say Hi To Oscar: The New Kid That May Change Health Insurance

By Nicole Fisher and Scott Liebman Josh Kushner (David Yellen for FORBES) In five weeks from now, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act mandates the opening of health insurance exchanges around the country. At that time New Yorkers will be introduced to an innovative way of thinking about health care: Oscar. Three friends, and technology […]

In health care industry, who will keep workers safe?

Health care workers suffer more injuries and illnesses on the job than those in any other industry, thanks in large part to limited federal safety standards and inspections of health care facilities, says a new report by a national advocacy non-profit. The report by Public Citizen shows health care workers had about 654,000 workplace injuries […]

Digital and mobile startups are fueling health care innovation in Dallas

Entrepreneurs across the country are transforming the health care industry through technology. Digital and health information tech startups are growing as doctors, hospitals and administrators look for ways to provide better care and reduce costs under federal mandates. Consumers, too, are embracing mobile tools to be healthy. Dallas is no Article source: http://www.dallasnews.com/business/health-care/20130615-digital-and-mobile-startups-are-fueling-health-care-innovation-in-dallas.ece

The Obamacare Boom: How Freaking Out About Health Care Spurs Economic …

It occurred to me last night that a simple story of both the 1990s era prosperity and the potential for general prosperity over the next 5 years or so could have the same simple explanation: a battle over healthcare reform. Some economists and politicians have pushed the idea that Obamacare is leading to increased uncertainty […]

Steward reshapes Mass. health care business

Ninety minutes into his shift, Dr. Gerard B. Hayes has visited six intensive care unit patients, conferred with nurses about 12, and reviewed the records of dozens more. “Dottie, how are you?” he asks a woman in a purple robe who is suffering from obstructive lung disease. “I’m taking a look at your X-ray right […]

Health care tax hikes for 2013 may be just start

WASHINGTON — New taxes are coming Jan. 1 to help finance President Obama’s health care overhaul. Most people may not notice, because the taxes are aimed at the health industry and high-income taxpayers. But they will pay attention if Congress starts taxing employer-sponsored health insurance, one option in play if lawmakers can ever agree on […]

Health Care Industry Anxiously Awaiting Fiscal Cliff Outcome With Medicare …

WASHINGTON — Confused about the federal budget struggle? So are doctors, hospital administrators and other medical professionals who serve the 100 million Americans covered by Medicare and Medicaid. Rarely has the government sent so many conflicting signals in so short a time about the bottom line for the health care industry. Cuts are coming, says […]