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SCOTUS decision on health care law may spark more options

Jun 13, 2012
Commentator Robert Reich says health insurance lobby could unwittingly revive the "public option."
Posted In: health care reform law, health care, Affordable Care Act

The world of health-care pricing

Jun 11, 2012
A committee of the American Medical Association plays an important role in Medicare's setting of prices for medical procedures.
Posted In: health care, Medicare, medical costs

Microsoft makes 'Do Not Track' the default

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?
Posted In: Microsoft, web tracking, do not track, tracking, browsers, internet explorer, online advertising, QR code, health care

The mobile Internet economy

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.
Posted In: Internet, smartphones, digital, Personal Finance, borrow, health care, pets

A new frontier for wireless medical devices?

May 22, 2012
An FCC vote this week could allocate part of the broadcast spectrum for a new wave of health care technology.
Posted In: fcc, health care

Health care costs climb for kids

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.
Posted In: health care

A startling health-care bill

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!
Posted In: health care, medical expenses, Retirement, retirement savings

Getting bossy with doctors for cheaper treatment

May 3, 2012
A new study finds financial incentives push doctors to offer pricier elective treatments. But CEOs can push back.
Posted In: health care, doctor

A comparison-shopping site for health care

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.
Posted In: doctor, comparison shopping, health care, castlight

Can spying on workers be a good thing?

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.
Posted In: spying, health care, Food, factory

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