health care


WellPoint gears up for Medicaid bonanza

Jul 9, 2012
The giant health insurer will acquire competitor Amerigroup Corp. for nearly $5 billion in a bid for more Medicaid business.
Posted In: health insurance, health care, WellPoint, medicaid

A week after Supreme Court decision, Americans still divided

Jul 5, 2012
It's been exactly a week since the Supreme Court announced that President Obama's healthcare overhaul is constitutional. Have Americans shifted their view of the law?
Posted In: health care, Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama

What's so bad about off-label uses of medication?

Jul 3, 2012
GlaxoSmithKline, the huge British drug-maker, will pay $3 billion in fines and compensation to the U.S. government and the states. They are in trouble for marketing drugs for off-label uses of its drugs.
Posted In: health care, GlaxoSmithKline, prescription

GlaxoSmithKline reaches $3 billion settlement for fraud

Jul 3, 2012
GlaxoSmithKline, the huge British drug maker, will pay $3 billion in fines and compensation to the U.S. government and the states. According to the Justice Department, it's the biggest settlement in a health-care fraud case in history.
Posted In: GlaxoSmithKline, health care, pharmaceuticals, fraud

The initial economic impacts of the health care decision

Jun 29, 2012
After the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act yesterday, economists are already speculating on what it could mean for the U.S. economy, both in the short and the long-term.
Posted In: health care, health care reform law

What the health care law means for the restaurant industry

Jun 29, 2012
One group of Americans that may be particularly worried about the Supreme Court's health care ruling is the restaurant industry.
Posted In: restaurants, health care

How Europeans view the U.S. health care debate

Jun 28, 2012
The problems that got us today's health care Supreme Court decision -- rising health care costs, the pull between personal liberty and the social safety net -- are familiar around the world, even if the solutions have been very different.
Posted In: health care, Britain

American people like some parts of the health care law

Jun 28, 2012
The healthcare law itself may be unpopular but parts of it are quite attractive to the American people, according to Gallup research.
Posted In: health care, Affordable Care Act

Looking deeper at SCOTUS health care decision

Jun 28, 2012
In a 5-4 decision -- the way the U.S. Supreme Court likes to roll out all big-time decisions lately -- the Court has upheld president Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The key vote in favor came from Chief Justice John Roberts. The U.S. economy that's been preparing to implement this huge law can carry on -- basically.
Posted In: health care, scotus

Health economist: Health law still a work in progress

Jun 28, 2012
Professor Uwe Reinhardt on what needs to happen next and how the health insurance mandate is working out in the state of Massachusetts.
Posted In: health care, health care reform law, Massachusetts