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How smaller companies are dealing with rising insurance costs for their workers

Oct 18, 2023
Annual family premiums for employer coverage went up an average of 7% this year, according to a survey out today from KFF.
Family premiums went up an average of 7% this year, to around $24,000, according to a survey from KFF.
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While undergraduate enrollment stabilizes, fewer students are studying health care

Feb 2, 2023
Undergraduate college enrollment may be leveling off, but fewer students are choosing to study a fast-growing field for jobs: health care.
Fewer and fewer students are opting to study health care-related majors despite high projected demand for workers.
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As Obamacare stays – for now – health insurance companies look elsewhere for profits

Jul 19, 2017
After months and years of trying, there’s going to be no replacing — or repealing — of Obamacare. At least for now. You might expect that health insurance companies have been holding their breath, waiting to see what’s next. But it turns out many of the larger insurers don’t make much of their money selling insurance in […]

Red state Kansas considers expanding Medicaid. Will others follow?

Mar 29, 2017
We’re still sifting through the fallout of Republicans’ failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act last week. One consequence: It’s reignited the debate in some states about whether to expand Medicaid. First out of the gate, the Kansas Legislature. Yesterday, state lawmakers sent the governor a bill to do just that. Nineteen states […]

Why health insurance execs are a stressed-out bunch

Sep 10, 2015
Another challenge to the Affordable Care Act means another round of uncertainty.

You care, I care, we all care about Obamacare

Oct 23, 2013
President Obama promised that no one who had health insurance would have to change because of the new health care law. He meant employer-sponsored insurance.

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How do you know if you have good health insurance?

Sep 13, 2013
Health insurance can be confusing. Here's a guide to help you determine whether you have a good plan or not.

Affordable Care Act opens up possibilities for uninsured

Sep 13, 2013
One retiree shares his story about how he's been living without insurance for a year.

Massachusetts and the high price of health care

Sep 11, 2012
Six years after sweeping health care reform, Massachusetts is still struggling to lower the cost of care.