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Entries by Jeffrey Young from 03/2012

Health Care Costs And How You Could Be Overspending

Posted 03.02.2012 | Money

There's no way around it: Health care costs a fortune. Insurance premiums, drug prices, the cost of doctor visits and hospital bills are getting b...

Qnexa Diet Pill: Making A Weight-Loss Drug That Doesn't Sicken You Is Apparently Difficult

Posted 03.06.2012 | Business

Drug companies and doctors have searched more than six decades for a diet pill that really works and isn't dangerous. A new drug called Qnexa is the l...

Health Insurance Costs More, Covers Less, Survey Says

Posted 03.08.2012 | Money

Workers are picking up a bigger share of health insurance costs and face more restrictions on coverage this year, a survey of large companies reveals....

Moody's Reports Hospital Mergers On The Rise, Could Lead To Higher Prices

Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

As if hospital costs weren't high enough, prices may be about to ratchet up further in some locales. More U.S. hospitals are joining forces to weat...

Health Care Reform Rule Offers Preview of New Insurance Market

Posted 03.12.2012 | Business

The Obama administration released a 643-page regulation today spelling out how states can establish health insurance "exchanges" under health reform, ...

Flexible Spending Accounts: Use It Or Lose It By March 15

Posted 03.12.2012 | Money

If you've got money left over in your health care flexible spending account from last year, hurry up and spend it. This tax-free employee benefit prog...

Health Care Costs Will Be Higher Than Half Of Country's Income By 2037: Study

Posted 03.13.2012 | Business

Health insurance will cost more than the median income of an American household by 2037 -- and that's the best-case scenario, two doctors contend in a...

Health Care Reform Could Get You A Raise, But There's A Catch

Posted 03.14.2012 | Money

The good news is that health care reform could lead your employer to put a little more money in your paycheck. The bad news is that if they do, it's p...

Big Businesses In Bind Over Supreme Court's Health Care Case

Posted 03.15.2012 | Business

Big business lobbying groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that fought hard against President Barack Obama's health care reform law want the Supre...

Weight-Loss Surgery Ads Vanish From L.A. Freeways After Government Warnings

Posted 03.15.2012 | Business

Controversial billboard ads for stomach-shrinking surgeries have vanished from the freeways around Los Angeles amid concerns about dead patients and s...

Health Care Reform Will Move Millions of Workers Into Different Insurance

Posted 03.15.2012 | Business

Low-wage workers and employees of small firms will be among 14 million people who may lose their company health insurance under health care reform but...

Health Care Reform Rule Aims To Ease Access To Medicaid For The Poor

Posted 03.16.2012 | Business

Thirteen million more Americans are expected to join the Medicaid health program for the poor in 2014. A new federal regulation is supposed to make it...

Hospital Mergers Draw Antitrust Scrutiny, FTC Warns Of High Costs

Posted 03.19.2012 | Business

Federal antitrust regulators are targeting the flood of hospital mergers that emerged in the wake of the new health care legislation. Hospital comp...

On Health Care, Supreme Court Essentially Powerless To Kill Many Of Obama's Big Changes

Posted 03.21.2012 | Business

Health care reform can't be stopped by the Supreme Court. Next week the high court will hear arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable ...

Health Insurance Premium Hikes Called 'Excessive' by Federal Regulators

Posted 03.22.2012 | Business

Health insurance premium hikes in nine states as high as 24 percent are "excessive" and should be blocked, the federal Department of Health and Human ...

Health Care Reform Repeal Would Put People At Risk

Posted 03.23.2012 | Money

Dawn Josephson could barely believe it when she found health insurance that would actually cover the cost of treating her young son’s eye condition....

Health Care Reform Mandate, How Does It Work?

Posted 03.23.2012 | Money

Health care reform's so-called individual mandate is either a crucial element in the plan to give nearly all Americans better access to medical care o...

Supreme Court Health Care Reform: Businesses Actually Worse Off If Supremes Repeal Law

Posted 03.26.2012 | Business

Health care companies emptied their war chests in their bid to block health care reform in Congress. Now, it looks like a repeal of the controvers...

Supreme Court Health Care Reform Protestors On Both Sides Agree: Health Care Costs Too Much

Posted 03.26.2012 | Business

Demonstrators gathered outside the Supreme Court Monday to be seen and heard on the question of whether President Barack Obama's health care reform la...

Health Care Reform in the Balance As Insurance Company and Hospital Chain Battle in Pittsburgh

Posted 03.27.2012 | Business

A nasty fight between two health-care companies is brewing in Pittsburgh with one company CEO going so far as to accuse his rival of trying to "rape" ...

Supreme Court Health Care Reform Protest Highlights Opposition's Terrifying Vision Of Future

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Hundreds gathered in a park across from the Capitol Tuesday to hear Tea Party and conservative leaders describe a dystopian future that awaits if Pres...

Supreme Court Health Care Reform: Without Mandate, Nightmare Awaits Insurers, Uninsured

Posted 03.28.2012 | Business

Get ready for the "death spiral." Harsh questioning by conservative Supreme Court justices Tuesday sparked concern that the health care reform law...

Health Care Nightmare: Less Than Half Of Texas Metro Area Insured

Posted 03.28.2012 | Business

Texas is home to three of the top 10 metropolitan areas with the highest rates of uninsured people, topped by McAllen and two neighboring towns, where...

Supreme Court Health Care Reform: Wall Street Feels Good About Insurance Companies

Posted 03.29.2012 | Business

Even as the health insurance industry openly warns about a doomsday scenario that would throw the market into chaos, Wall Street seems pretty optimist...

Family Health Care Costs Will Top $20,000 A Year For First Time Ever: Study

Posted 03.29.2012 | Money

$20,000: That's what a typical family covered by job-based health insurance will spend on health care this year, according to research by the consulti...