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High Health Plan Deductibles Weigh Down More Employees - New York Times

New York Times

High Health Plan Deductibles Weigh Down More Employees
New York Times
Ms. Maina, an associate in a health and human services consulting agency, said her employer added the high-deductible plan earlier this year; though her monthly premiums are only $34, these plans require employees to pay for a greater share of their ...
More Big Firms Shifting To High-Deductible Health PlansKaiser Health News
High-deductible health plans soar; employees face deductible gapKansas City Business Journal (blog)

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Spending on health care rises in Mass. - Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Spending on health care rises in Mass.
Boston Globe
Spending at Massachusetts' biggest health insurer and health care provider helped drive overall health care spending well above inflation last year, as the state's efforts to control rising costs met mixed success, according to a report to be released ...
A First-Year Victory In The Mass. Fight To Control Health CostsWBUR
Health costs hit $7550 per personBoston Herald
Health care spending in Massachusetts on the riseProvidence Eyewitness News
Boston Business Journal (blog)
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​Low-carb versus low-fat: Best diet for weight loss, heart health - CBS News

​Low-carb versus low-fat: Best diet for weight loss, heart health
CBS News
For people who want to lose weight and boost their heart health, cutting down on carbohydrates may work better than trimming dietary fat, a new study suggests. In a small clinical trial of obese adults, researchers found that those assigned to follow a ...

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What Happens When Health Plans Compete - New York Times

What Happens When Health Plans Compete
New York Times
The University of Pennsylvania health economist Robert Town, co-author of a comprehensive review of competition in health care markets, thinks that insurers are being drawn to exchanges by favorable market conditions: “The increase is being driven, ...


Ebola health workers should get danger money, expert says - Fox News

Fox News

Ebola health workers should get danger money, expert says
Fox News
Doctors and nurses fighting the world's biggest outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa should get incentives including better pay, insurance and access to the new Ebola drug ZMapp, an international health expert said. The hemorrhagic fever, spread ...
Ivory Coast will allow Sierra Leone team inMerced Sun-Star
Ebola takes big toll on already poor health careSouthtownStar

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Can Apple get Americans to care about their health? - Quartz

Can Apple get Americans to care about their health?
Quartz
Yet Apple, the biggest tech company in the world, thinks it can sell a wearable device that's supposedly designed—at least, in part—to help people track their health and fitness. Will it take off? And, if it does, could it possibly make a difference ...


No deal: CHI Health goes 'out-of-network' for BCBS Nebraska members - KETV Omaha

No deal: CHI Health goes 'out-of-network' for BCBS Nebraska members
KETV Omaha
Some, such as Susan Odom, find themselves in the middle of health care confusion. Odom is pregnant and has been with the same Ob/Gyn for five years. Her current coverage under Blue Cross California requires she either pay out of pocket or go elsewhere.
Move forward; Blue Cross, Catholic Health Initiatives still at impasseKearney Hub
Contract Between CHI Health, BCBS Expires1011now
No talks set as CHI Health-Blue Cross pact expiresBelleville News Democrat

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Ebola Outbreak Takes Toll On Africa's Health Workers - NPR

Ebola Outbreak Takes Toll On Africa's Health Workers
NPR
Ebola is having a devastating impact on health workers in the affected countries. That means fewer people to care for the infected and fewer people to do the critical research needed to understand and stop the epidemic. Case in point - five people ...


Rubio's health care project comes up empty in Florida - MSNBC

MSNBC

Rubio's health care project comes up empty in Florida
MSNBC
Indeed, Florida Health Choices is not an exchange marketplace, where private insurers compete for consumers' business. It's not. In fact, it doesn't sell actual health insurance at all. Rather, Florida spent $900,000 on an online project that lists ...

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8 facts that explain what's wrong with American health care - Vox

Washington Times

8 facts that explain what's wrong with American health care
Vox
If the health-care system were to break off from the United States and become its own economy, it would be the fifth-largest in the world. "It would be bigger than the United Kingdom or France and only behind the United States, China, Japan and Germany ...
States To Help Pay Obamacare Tax On InsurersKaiser Health News
Which health insurance plan is best for you?Fond du Lac Reporter
Obamacare advocates target Hispanics in health care enrollment pushWashington Times
Huffington Post -The CT Mirror
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