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Health Care at a glance

The Hobby Works store in Laurel, Maryland.

Navigating health insurance for small businesses

Dec 16, 2014
The struggle to shop for health insurance under Affordable Care Act in a "SHOP exchange."
Posted In: ACA, Affordable Care Act, Small Business

Medical bills, bills, bills

Dec 11, 2014
43 million Americans have overdue medical debt on their credit reports.
Posted In: bills, medical costs, medical debt

The shocking cost of wasted prescription pills

Dec 10, 2014
Nursing facilities destroy millions of extra medications. But technology could help them recycle the drugs.
Posted In: pills, medication, pharmaceuticals
Gautam Gupta receives an influenza shot from Ray Grigorio, a nurse practitioner at a CVS in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The CDC announced last week the strain of dominant influenza has mutated, leaving people who got the flu shot vulnerable

Off-target flu shot will cost employers

Dec 9, 2014
Since this year's flu vaccine is off the mark, more people will probably come down with the flu.
Posted In: CDC, flu, vaccine, flu season

Going on a therapeutic shopping spree

Dec 8, 2014
Historically, flexible spending accounts had to be emptied by year's end. But you can roll over $500 to next year.
Posted In: health care, eyeglasses
Jackie Duong, left, sits with Sandra Johnson Darby, tax associate, as her taxes are done at the H&R Block office on April 15, 2013, in Miami Beach, Florida.

H&R Block bundles taxes and health insurance

Dec 8, 2014
Policy is a direct result of the way taxes and healthcare have become linked by the Affordable Care Act.
Posted In: H&R block, Affordable Care Act, tax service
Peter G. Peterson, co-founder of the Blackstone Group LP at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation 2011 Fiscal Summit.

Solution to rising healthcare costs could be simple

Dec 4, 2014
The Peterson Center on Healthcare – which is launching today – thinks so.
Posted In: healthcare, healthcare spending, lowering cost
Guards stand in front of the Supreme Court building in August in Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court hears pregnancy case

Dec 3, 2014
If the former UPS worker wins, employers could face an avalanche of pregnancy-discrimination lawsuits.
Posted In: pregnancy, Supreme Court, scotus

Fewer than half of Americans get flu shots

Nov 26, 2014
"The more people that get shots, the safer the group will be," says one expert.
Posted In: flu shots, flu, vaccine
A Starbucks counter displays calorie information on muffins in New York City.

Does caloric transparency change behavior?

Nov 25, 2014
New FDA rules require more food sellers to reveal number of calories in what they sell.
Posted In: FDA, Health, calorie
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