May 10, 2013 New data released by the federal government reveals that costs for identical medical procedures can vary widely from hospital-to-hospital. So to get the best deal, you might have to do some comparison shopping.
May 8, 2013 You wouldn't dream of buying a new laptop without comparing prices -- why should health care be any different? The government is releasing new data about what hospitals charge in various places for medical procedures, and the prices vary widely.
May 1, 2013 Federal health agency releases shorter, less confusing applications for health care reform programs.
Apr 30, 2013 The new health care law requires individuals to carry health insurance beginning next year, or pay a small fine. Behavioral economists say even a little punishment may go a long way to get people to sign up.
Apr 25, 2013 Millions of Californians will be eligible for healthcare under the new law, and lots of them know nothing about it.
Apr 4, 2013 A new study says only a fraction of people know they can sign up in October for the insurance exchanges that are key to President Obama's health care overhaul.
Mar 20, 2013 Workers covered by CVS pharmacy’s health plan will have to report their weight and other wellness information or pay a monthly fee. The new policy shows how companies, in addition to offering incentives for workers to become healthier, are adding penalties for those who don’t shape up. It's all about lowering healthcare costs.
Feb 27, 2013 Taxpayers face a double whammy thanks to the sequester. The budget cuts could delay IRS refunds. That's after the fiscal cliff debate delayed the start of filing season.
Feb 22, 2013 Biomedical engineer worries about the future of her research amid the sequester threat.