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50 years of Medicare, by the numbers

Jul 30, 2015
The sweeping health care laws cover a third of Americans.
Posted In: health care, medicaid, Medicare

Healthcare expenditures are picking up again

Jul 29, 2015
Some analysts see a 'fundamental shift' in the system.
Posted In: health care costs, health care, medicaid

Fast-tracking doctors to lessen student loans

Jul 20, 2015
A new trend aims to get students through medical school in 3 years instead 4.
Posted In: health care, doctors, medical school

New Obamacare fight takes aim at 'Cadillac' tax

Jul 15, 2015
Consumers with pricey health plans will have to pay a new tax starting in 2018.
Posted In: health care, Affordable Care Act, Supreme Court

23andMe believes genetics are the future of health

Jul 6, 2015
CEO Anne Wojcicki wants to improve drug therapies by using DNA data.
Posted In: health care, genetics, studies
Blue Shield of California lost its nonprofit tax-exempt status in 2014.

How some health insurers ended up as nonprofits

Jul 6, 2015
Back in the 1920s, firms began to be organized around a social welfare mission.
Posted In: health care, audit, health insurance, tax exempt

Aetna announces deal to buy Humana

Jul 3, 2015
The purchase price is $37 billion, creating the largest merger between two health care companies.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, health care

Bridging a political divide, hoping to make a profit

Jun 24, 2015
The health care world waits for a decision from the Supreme Court.
Posted In: health care, Supreme Court, Affordable Care Act

Personalizing medicine with tailored social services

Jun 24, 2015
Interventions that head off medical costs can be deceptively simple.
Posted In: intervention, health care, caring for the 5/50s
Proper care for certain patients could save $300 billion annually, says consulting firm Oliver Wyman.

The challenge in pairing the sick with social services

Jun 23, 2015
In this corner of healthcare, it’s not one size fits all. It’s one size fits one.
Posted In: health care, patient, hospital, disease, Portland, caring for the 5/50s

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