Reform Update: Bigger doesn't equal cheaper for patients, studies find

Reform Update: Bigger doesn't equal cheaper for patients, studies find

By Melanie Evans  |  October 22, 2014

Consolidation across healthcare sectors and local markets may benefit consumers when it reduces costly and potentially harmful duplication and waste. Or not. Consolidation also can increase costs, researchers contend in two newly published studies.

Public unhappy over impasse

Public unhappy over impasse

By Rachel Landen  |  October 05, 2013

The partisan split over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the center of the budget impasse that shut down the federal government last week reflects sharp divisions in the public's view of the law.

Obamacare combatants fight for attention

By  |  September 10, 2013

It's been pushed off the radar the past couple of weeks by the 24/7 media coverage over whether Congress should authorize a military strike against Syria, but the bitter partisan battle over the new national health care law claws its way back into the spotlight on Tuesday.

Hillary Clinton hospitalized with blood clot

By Associated Press  |  December 31, 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is under observation at a New York hospital after being treated for a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month.

Blog: Not exactly a ringing endorsement

By Rich Daly  |  November 28, 2012

Elections have consequences, right?Although Democrats and their allied organizations have spent the weeks since the Nov. 6 election crowing that President Barack Obama's re-election decisively endorsed his approach to healthcare policy, some polls might cloud that picture.

Cartoon captured the election

Cartoon captured the election

November 21, 2012

Eric Semelroth's cartoon in the Nov. 5 issue of Modern Healthcare was the most succinct description of the presidential election I have seen.

Obamacare will hurt healthcare industry

November 13, 2012

Regarding “Healthcare industry leaders react to Obama's re-election”: Great article on the comments from healthcare providers on the Obamacare program, now that Obama has been elected for a second term.

Healthcare ranked third as top ballot issue

Healthcare ranked third as top ballot issue

By Jessica Zigmond  |  November 13, 2012

Healthcare played a role in how the electorate voted last week, but the issue came in third behind the candidates' characteristics and the economy as a leading factor, according to the findings of a November tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Fla. moves to work on implementing healthcare law

By Palm Beach Post  |  November 12, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled, President Barack Obama has won re-election and a majority of Florida voters rejected a permanent ban on mandatory health insurance.

The second act

The second act

By Rich Daly and Jessica Zigmond  |  November 10, 2012

The Nov. 6 election reaffirmed the 2010 healthcare overhaul and set the stage for a host of major healthcare decisions lawmakers must consider in the weeks and months ahead.

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