Tuesday, July 05, 2011
July 5, 2011 KHNManaged care companies are getting into the business of running physician groups to keep costs down. And hospitals, physician groups and Wall Street investors are eying doctors who practice cheaper health care.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
May 31, 2011 KHNTo boost enrollment in high-risk plans, the federal government will pay insurance agents a commission to sell the policies. Premiums will be cut up to 40 percent, too
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
May 10, 2011 KHNConsumers in nine states expect to receive millions in rebates from their health insurers on this year's premiums because insurers did not hit a spending target for medical care. But consumer advocates say most insurers should be able to meet the spending rule.
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
May 3, 2011 KHNCollege students have 30 days from the end of their student health plan to get on their parents' insurance plan. Under the new federal health law, young adults can stay on their parents' plan until age 26.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
April 27, 2011 Public opinion on Medicare seems to depend on how much people are told about the various proposals on the table, according to a study by the polling team at the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
April 19, 2011 KHNLiving donors of kidneys and other organs face can face difficulties with health costs, if they're uninsured. Recipients' coverage can take care of most acute problems. But some medicines and tests may not be part of the deal.
Monday, April 04, 2011
April 4, 2011 In a plan to trim federal spending, Republicans would shift Medicare coverage to private companies. The proposal, which would apply to people under 55, would also transfer financial risks from the government to individuals.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
March 22, 2011 As the federal law overhauling health care turns one year old, opponents and supporters are finding some creative ways to mark the occasion. Doughnut hole bake sale, anyone?
Monday, March 21, 2011
March 21, 2011 Big insurers are investing in a wide range of businesses that are lightly regulated and growing fast. Prospects for non-insurance enterprises look better in the wake of the big federal health law.
Friday, March 11, 2011
March 11, 2011 If Republicans are successful in repealing last year's health law, they want to replace it with legislation that would give states far more discretion about how to cover people, according to a top Senate Republican.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
February 16, 2011 The conservative group FreedomWorks recommends a system of vouchers to replace Medicare, Medicaid and provisions of the new health law.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
October 19, 2010 Computer models are fine, but sometimes the only way to measure the effects of major disasters on buildings is to destroy a house (or nine). Today, the insurance industry opened a massive new lab to test disasters.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
October 17, 2007 I was so worried on the way to the doctor; so relieved on my way out. And part of the relief was knowing I could take care of my child to the best of my ability.