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Gay Or Straight, More Companies Offer Health Benefits To Domestic Partners | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.28.2013 | Business

It was about a year before Vanessa, a 29-year-old Chicagoan who works for a property management firm, first noticed the error: Her employer-sponsored ...

Why Should Employers Control Health Care Benefits?

Eliot Daley | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Eliot Daley

Why should your employer have any say whatsoever about how you manage your reproductive health? Why? Can you think of one good reason? Your employer, of all people, influencing the most intimate decisions in your life -- could anything be more ridiculous?

Waivers in Health Care Law Often Misrepresented, Misunderstood

Bob Semro | Posted 08.22.2011 | Denver
Bob Semro

Opponents of the national health care reform law argue that waivers exempting businesses, labor unions and even entire states are evidence that the new law is onerous. Those criticisms are misleading.

Report: Employers Pushing Rise In Health Care Costs Onto Workers

Los Angeles Times | Noam N. Levey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As employers struggle with rising healthcare costs and a sour economy, U.S. workers for the first time in at least a decade are being asked to shoulde...

Your Health Insurance Will Not Be Taxed Next Year

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

There is an email making the rounds claiming that the new health reform law requires you to pay taxes on your employer-sponsored health insurance. It's not true. Politifact rates this email "pants on fire" and Snopes calls it "false."

Health Insurance Premiums Jump 20 Percent

AP | TOM MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

INDIANAPOLIS — People who buy their own health insurance have been hit lately with premium hikes that far exceed increases in premiums for emplo...

Sebelius Warns Employers Not To Jack Up Health Care Costs

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration had a message Monday for employers who want to keep federal bureaucrats from rewriting the rules for their...

Employer-based health care costs to plan to shift more health-care costs to workers, survey reports | David S. Hilzenrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Most big employers plan to shift a larger share of health-care costs to their workers next year, according to a survey released Thursday. ...

The Paradox of Employer Based Health Insurance

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

The President's Health Care Summit was yesterday, but I'm breaking from the blogosphere and writing about something else. Well, I am writing about the...

Why the Insured Should Support Health Care Reform: Employer Sponsored Health Insurance is an Endangered Species

Anne Mai Bertelsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anne Mai Bertelsen

Employer-sponsored insurance is an endangered species. Without health care reform, including a public option, many more Americans will join the ranks of the uninsured. Including, potentially, my family.

So it Begins -- the August Attack on Health Care Reform

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

I received a mass email that exhorted the recipients to pray because of the disaster to befall on us if health care reform is passed. I went through every charge and answered it.

Business Owners Far From Unified Against Health Care Reform

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even as the national business lobby ramps up its opposition to health-care reform, there are signs that employers around the country are divided on th...

Who is the Radical on Health Care? McCain or Obama?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

You will no doubt hear that Obama wants to socialize medicine. That he is proposing a big government takeover of health care. As Biden would say, "That's malarkey."

"Expanding Access to Care": The Health Insurance Industry's Magic at Work

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

As the costs of health care surge ever higher, the financial barrier to care has clearly become the biggest impediment of all.