Posts tagged health care

Wal-Mart continues its pursuit of growth in health care. The company will start offering vaccinations for infectious diseases beyond influenza and pneumonia at 2,700 U.S. stores.

Wal-Mart continues its pursuit of growth in health care. The company will start offering vaccinations for infectious diseases beyond influenza and pneumonia at 2,700 U.S. stores.

iTriage’s free mobile health care application provides easy and convenient health care search for London Olympic travelers in search of emergency departments, urgent care clinics and retail clinics.

iTriage’s free mobile health care application provides easy and convenient health care search for London Olympic travelers in search of emergency departments, urgent care clinics and retail clinics.

The estimated $240,000 that a newly retired couple will need to cover health care expenses reflects the typical pattern of projected annual increases, according to an annual projectionby Fidelity Investments.

The estimated $240,000 that a newly retired couple will need to cover health care expenses reflects the typical pattern of projected annual increases, according to an annual projectionby Fidelity Investments.

What were they complaining about? Insurance companies spent millions of dollars trying to defeat the U.S. health-care overhaul, saying it would raise costs and disrupt coverage. Instead, profit margins at the companies widened to levels not seen since before the recession, a Bloomberg Government study shows.

What were they complaining about? Insurance companies spent millions of dollars trying to defeat the U.S. health-care overhaul, saying it would raise costs and disrupt coverage. Instead, profit margins at the companies widened to levels not seen since before the recession, a Bloomberg Government study shows.

Massachusetts is in the forefront of controlling health care costs. The governor of Massachusetts wants to hire private insurers or other third parties to manage care for the poor and chronically ill patients who use a disproportionate share of public health-care dollars. Recent report on Oncology and Boston MSA (https://store.knowsource.com/products-page/diseases/oncology-and-boston-msa/)

Massachusetts is in the forefront of controlling health care costs. The governor of Massachusetts wants to hire private insurers or other third parties to manage care for the poor and chronically ill patients who use a disproportionate share of public health-care dollars. Recent report on Oncology and Boston MSA (https://store.knowsource.com/products-page/diseases/oncology-and-boston-msa/)

Employees need to cut bad health habits to decrease health care costs. Via the Washington Times, More employers are giving workers the option to tame health insurance  costs for next year if they provide a blood sample and reveal details  about their health habits.

Employees need to cut bad health habits to decrease health care costs. Via the Washington Times, More employers are giving workers the option to tame health insurance costs for next year if they provide a blood sample and reveal details about their health habits.

Wal-Mart to employees: Stay Healthy!  After trying to mollify its critics in recent years by offering better health care benefits to its employees, Wal-Mart is substantially rolling back coverage for part-time workers and significantly raising premiums for many full-time staff.

Wal-Mart to employees: Stay Healthy!  After trying to mollify its critics in recent years by offering better health care benefits to its employees, Wal-Mart is substantially rolling back coverage for part-time workers and significantly raising premiums for many full-time staff.

Obama Health-Care Overhaul Upheld by U.S. Appeals Court

A federal appeals court upheld President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, rejecting arguments that it violates the Constitution by requiring Americans either to buy insurance or pay a penalty.“Not every intrusive law is an unconstitutionally intrusive law,” said Jeffrey Sutton, the first Republican- appointed judge to back the law in litigation across the country.
Read more from Bloomberg here.

Man robs bank to get medical care in jail

James-verone

Some people who need medical care but can’t afford it go to the emergency room. Others just hope they’ll get better. James Richard Verone robbed a bank.

Earlier this month, Verone (pictured), a 59-year-old convenience store clerk, walked into a Gastonia, N.C., bank and handed the cashier a note demanding $1 and medical attention. Then he waited calmly for police to show up.

He’s now in jail and has an appointment with a doctor this week.

Read the story here

Healthcare board pay up 13%, outpaces other industries

The average compensation for a healthcare board director grew to $137,601 in 2010, up 13.3 percent from $121,743 in 2009, according to a study by accounting and consulting firm BDO USA.

Released last week, the study, “The BDO 600: 2011 Survey of Board Compensation Practices of 600 Mid-Market Public Companies,” examined at publicly traded companies with annual revenues of $25 million to $1 billion in various industries. Healthcare board compensation saw the highest gains, followed by other industries in order of median change increases: energy, retail, technology, real estate, manufacturing, banking financial services, and nonbanking financial services.

In larger healthcare companies estimated at $650 million to $1 billion, board directors’ annual compensation soared to $205,576, substantially higher than any other industry group.


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