Jun 13, 2012
Commentator Robert Reich says health insurance lobby could unwittingly revive the "public option."
Jun 11, 2012
A committee of the American Medical Association plays an important role in Medicare's setting of prices for medical procedures.
Jun 4, 2012
Advertisers are not amused. In the upcoming version of Windows, Internet Explorer will have its "Do Not Track" feature turned on by default. Goodbye creepy ads that seem to follow you around -- hello, more generic ads for great deals on car insurance?
May 31, 2012
The troubled Facebook IPO is casting a pall over high tech (wrongly, I think). The signal moment for the emergence of an even larger digital economy wasn't Facebook. It was Apple's iPad. It's the visible symbol of the rapid embrace of wireless data -- video, images, content, data and communication -- throughout the global economy. A safe forecast: The mobile Internet will transform personal finance.
May 22, 2012
An FCC vote this week could allocate part of the broadcast spectrum for a new wave of health care technology.
May 21, 2012
A report from a new think tank called Health Care Cost Institute says spending on health care for children under 18 is rising nearly one-and-a-half times faster than for those 55 to 64.
May 9, 2012
The mutual fund giant Fidelity calculates that a 65-year-old couple retiring in 2012 will need around $240,000 to cover medical expenses through their retirement. Ouch!
May 3, 2012
A new study finds financial incentives push doctors to offer pricier elective treatments. But CEOs can push back.
May 1, 2012
Silicon Valley venture capitalists bet big on a startup that says it will let consumers compare prices for medical procedures. Those can be very tough numbers to come by.
Apr 30, 2012
Do you work harder when someone is watching you? A company called Arrowsight that thinks you do. It's helping other companies install cameras in the workplace to make sure employees are doing their jobs correctly.