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States snuff out smoking prevention programs

Dec 28, 2011
Faced with big budget gaps, state governments are taking money away from programs that help people quit smoking. Analysts say this will cost more in the long run.
Posted In: Health, cigarette, health care

Not-for-profit hospitals?

Dec 20, 2011
The name implies health care for the poor in exchange for tax breaks. But it turns out it's not that simple.
Posted In: Health, health care, nonprofits

Bipartisan legislation on Medicare unveiled

Dec 16, 2011
Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Paul Ryan released a bipartisan Medicare reform plan. The timing, amid budget and payroll tax fights, could be intentional.
Posted In: health care, Medicare, Paul Ryan, Ron Wyden

Bipartisan Medicare deal proposed in Washington

Dec 15, 2011
This morning, a right-wing Republican and left-wing Democrat have announced a plan to reform Medicare that may -- that may -- put policy over politics.
Posted In: health care, Medicare, Washington D.C.

Home care workers may get minimum wage, overtime

Dec 15, 2011
The administration's proposal could help a growing industry retain workers. But some say high labor costs could limit care for the elderly and disabled.
Posted In: health care, labor, Labor Department

The end of Medicare open enrollment for the year

Dec 7, 2011
Today is the last day to choose a Medicare plan -- the end of so-called open enrollment. What does that mean for insurance customers?
Posted In: health care, Medicare

Lipitor makes way for generics

Nov 29, 2011
Pfizer's blockbuster cholesterol drug loses patent protection December 1. It could have happened sooner.
Posted In: Lipitor, generic drugs, Health, health care

Poverty numbers among elderly rise

Nov 17, 2011
Higher health care costs could be what's pushing more of the elderly into poverty.
Posted In: poverty, health care

Higher premiums for unhealthy lifestyles

Nov 17, 2011
More employers are charging overweight workers or those who smoke more for health insurance.
Posted In: Health, health care, smoking, obesity

The Supreme Court takes up health care reform

Nov 14, 2011
It will decide whether it's legal to force people to buy health insurance. Big and small businesses hang in the balance.
Posted In: health care, insurance exchanges

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