WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans kept health care spending in check for three years in a row, the government reported Jan. 14, an unusual respite that could linger if the economy stays soft or fade like a mirage if job growth comes roaring back.
For health care, 2013 starts the big countdown.
Medicaid cost increases in Alaska slowed in 2012, Gov. Sean Parnell and state health and social services commissioner Bill Streur say.
Victims of a meningitis outbreak tied to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy will likely be allowed to do an exhaustive inspection of the facility, a federal judge said Thursday.
Intermountain Healthcare, the Salt Lake City-based hospital system praised by President Barack Obama as being a model for low-cost, high quality care, says it is not convinced Utah should expand Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul.
President Barack Obama’s re-election ensures the survival of his landmark health care law, but predominantly Republican state officials will get a big say in how it is carried out.
There’s been so much talk about the looming “fiscal cliff,” referring to the automatic tax increases and federal spending cuts that go into effect if Congress doesn’t act. From our perspective, there’s an even bigger cliff facing middle-class individuals—the retirement cliff and their potential exit from the middle class.
For some rural communities, better telecommunications means better healthcare.
Anchorage senior citizens know that turning 65 means going on Medicare, but if testimony at a public meeting on Oct. 8 is any indication, they aren’t happy about the ramifications.
NEW YORK (AP) — The owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants is putting more workers on part-time status in a test aimed at limiting costs from President Barack Obama’s health care law.