Detroit Looks to Health Law to Ease Costs

Officials say the plan would be part of a broader effort to save Detroit tens of millions of dollars in health costs each year, a major element in a restructuring package that must be approved by a bankruptcy judge. It is being watched closely by municipal leaders around the nation, many of whom complain of […]

Colorado Struggles to Educate, Enroll Residents in New Health Insurance …

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JEFFREY BROWN: Next: spreading the word about the new health reform law. It’s a crucial challenge for the federal government and states, creating so-called insurance exchanges. Last week, an independent arm of Congress, the Government Accountability Office, reported that work is running behind. Yesterday, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told reporters she still believes seven million […]

ObamaCare to trigger health insurance cancellation notices

WASHINGTON –  New health insurance rules under ObamaCare could lead to a host of personal insurance plans being canceled as early as this fall, a scenario expected to cause consumer confusion.  Under the federal overhaul, those policies that cannot meet new insurance plan standards may be discontinued. This means individuals, and some small businesses, that […]

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 […]

2012′s health news dominated by politics, personalities

Politics, personalities and public health threats dominated medicals news in 2012, with research advances taking a backseat. A laboratory technician packages cerebrospinal fluid of a confirmed meningitis case Oct. 9 in St. Paul. The package was prepared to be sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta for further testing.(Photo: Hannah Foslien, […]