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Missouri's low cigarette tax under fire

Apr 10, 2012
A ballot initiative could raise the tax rate on a pack of smokes in Missouri, which is 8x lower than the national average.
Posted In: smoking, Taxes, health care, Health

The battle over billing codes

Apr 10, 2012
Every little thing your doctor does has a special code attached, with a dollar sign. Codes were supposed to make things simpler. Instead, they've touched off an expensive arms race between doctors, hospitals and insurers.
Posted In: Health, codes, health care, coding

ReMarket Podcast: The human and the not-so human

Mar 30, 2012
A podcast highlighting some of our best stories from the past week: The robots in our lives (and how they might eat our jobs) and what matters in the health care debate.
Posted In: remarket podcast, health care, Robots Ate My Job

How Americans feel about health care reform

Mar 29, 2012
Arguments for and against the legality of the Affordable Care Act wrapped up yesterday in the Supreme Court, and today, in our weekly Attitude Check, we look at how the average American feels about the law.
Posted In: health care reform law, Gallup, health care

A 'Health Care Song'

Mar 28, 2012
What are the most important election issues you're thinking about this year? Singer-songwriter Brad Hoshaw gives his answers in verse.
Posted In: Music, health care, singer songwriter

Case-Shiller home prices and health care reform

Mar 27, 2012
The markets have a lot to reflect on this morning, from the pending Supreme Court decision to the latest Case-Shiller Index.
Posted In: health care, case shiller

The Supremes and the health overhaul

Mar 26, 2012
However the Supreme Court decides its ruling will push health-care reform to the top of the campaign debate. Health reform won't go away. The costs of the system are too high. The fiscal, economic and household pressures remain too great. Back to the future won't work.
Posted In: health care, medical care, Supreme Court, health insurance

Everyone's lining up for the Supreme Court health care hearing

Mar 23, 2012
The court's grounds will be clogged with a colorful mix of characters: activists, lawyers, journalists and oh, tourists.
Posted In: health care, Supreme Court, Washington D.C., tourism

Can ignoring medical advice hurt your wallet?

Mar 23, 2012
Doctor and commentator John Schumann says it's a medical urban legend.
Posted In: Health, health care, doctor

The Obama interview: Health care law 'the right thing to do'

Mar 22, 2012
In an exclusive interview with Marketplace, President Obama said he would have loved more cooperation from Congress on the health care law, and had started out with a plan Republicans at one time supported. "Over time," he said, "people will say this was the right thing to do."
Posted In: Barack Obama, health care

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