Posts Tagged ‘health’

Cattle die by the thousands in Swaziland

Lobamba, Swaziland (IRIN) – Cold and wet weather, coupled with overgrazing and poor animal husbandry, has been blamed for the deaths of about 10,000 cattle in Swaziland in the past month – and has increased fears of health risks as people scavenge carcasses for food. “This is the highest number of cattle deaths in the […]

Health Premiums Rise A Relatively Modest 4 Percent, Study Finds

Family plan premiums hit $ 15,745 on average, while premiums for single employees rose to $ 5,615, according to a survey of employers released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust. (KHN is an editorially independent program of the foundation.) Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And […]

Colorado Pursues Insurance Exchange-But Keeps Fighting About It

The latest skirmish follows the most controversial and contentious fight of the 2011 Colorado legislative session, which was about the so-called exchange bill. The bill said Colorado should move forward with creating an Internet marketplace where people could choose health coverage plans once such insurance is mandated by the federal health care law.  Article © […]

California Races To Enroll Uninsured

Peter Lee, charged with creating California’s online state insurance market, says his goal is to make shopping for health insurance as easy “as buying a book on Amazon or shoes on Zappos.” Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Retail Health Clinics Expanding

In 2009 the Rand Corp. compared care and costs for treating three common illnesses in different settings. In that study, retail clinics cost at least 30 percent less than physicians’ offices, urgent care centers and emergency departments, while the quality of care was at least as good. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business […]

Debt collectors in the ER

Former patients as well as top executives from Fairview and its former debt collector, Accretive Health, testified before a U.S. Senate hearing Wednesday in St. Paul, called by Sen. Al Franken. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Population growth fuels conflict

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (IRIN) – Unchecked population growth is fast proving an additional source of conflict in Papua New Guinea (PNG), a country with a history of clan violence and clashes over land, experts say. “Without doubt, rapid population growth is adding to the risk of conflict,” Max Kep, director of the PNG’s […]

Health officials can’t pinpoint source of Las Vegas marathon illnesses

Despite survey responses from more than 1,000 people, health officials can’t yet pinpoint the source of an outbreak of diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea and other symptoms reported after the Dec. 4 Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon. View full post on Business Stories

Florida Politics Creating Bumps On Health Information ‘Highway’

Tallahassee, FL, United States (KaiserHealth) – Dr. Lonnie Draper knows why he wants Tallahassee Memorial Hospital to have an electronic health record system shared with other hospitals and doctors. “A good example is like a case yesterday, where someone is in a motor vehicle accident and they arrive unconscious. We have a driver’s license on […]

Transcript: GOP candidates squabble over health care during Tampa debate

United States (KaiserHealth) – Monday night’s CNN/Tea Party Express debate among the Republican presidential candidates included discussion of Medicare, the health law, costs, the individual mandate and vaccines. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, Rep. Michele Bachmann, Rep. Ron Paul, businessman Herman Cain, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, former Speaker of the […]