RPT-Republicans press Medicare attack in congressional elections
By David Morgan, Sat Mar 8, 2014 7:00am EST (Reuters) – Republicans, looking for ways to turn November’s congressional elections into a referendum on President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, are trying to portray Obamacare as a danger to Medicare.
AT&T, T-Mobile Rejigger Wireless Prices
By Thomas Gryta, March 8, 2014 2:00 p.m. ET U.S. wireless carriers have rejiggered the prices of their service plans again, extending a period of unusual volatility triggered by an aggressive push for customers by T-Mobile US Inc. AT&T Inc.
CMS awarded $58M to Healthcare.gov firm it already fired
By Jason Millman, March 7 at 4:55 pm The Obama administration has awarded a contract extension to a Healthcare.gov vendor, months after federal health officials had selected another firm to replace it. According to a posting on the main federal
Obamacare’s Surprise Medicare Cut
By John Tozzi March 06, 2014 One of the ways Obamacare aims to curb health costs is by encouraging home care for the elderly instead of expensive nursing homes and hospital stays. So home health providers were surprised to learn
Employer Health Cost Increases At 15-Year Low As ObamaCare Comes Into View
Bruce Japsen, Contributor, 3/06/2014 @ 9:00AM U.S. employers this year face their “smallest increases in health care costs in 15 years,” according to a new survey showing the latest evidence of health inflation slowing. Towers Watson (TW), an employee benefits
New health insurance marketplaces signing up few uninsured Americans, two surveys find
By Amy Goldstein, Published: March 6, 2014 The new health insurance marketplaces appear to be making little headway in signing up Americans who lack insurance, the Affordable Care Act’s central goal, according to a pair of new surveys. Only one
Private health exchanges begin to shift behavior
By Beth Pinsker, NEW YORK, Thu Mar 6, 2014 9:14am EST (Reuters) – Shopping for employee health insurance on private marketplaces might be the way of the future for tens of millions. However, expert opinions about growth have been based
AT&T ranks among most valuable brands
Mike W. Thomas, Mar 6, 2014, 12:10pm CST AT&T Inc. has one of the nation’s 10 most valuable brands, according to a ranking by consulting agency Brand Finance. The agency came up with a list of the 500 most valuable
Decision To Waive Obamacare Rules On Small Business Health Plans Comes With Costs
Scott Gottlieb, Contributor, 3/05/2014 @ 5:28AM The Obama Administration’s decision to give small businesses until October 2016 to conform their health insurance plans to new federal rules is a wise if not predictable gesture. But it doesn’t come without costs.
Non-Obamacare health plans get two-year extension, not one
By Russ Britt, March 5, 2014, 4:15 PM The other shoe dropped Wednesday afternoon as the Department of Health and Human Services announced it would extend the time frame during which those with health insurance plans that don’t comply with