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December 31, 2013
Obamacare just might net its 7 million sign-ups
U.S. government urged to name CEO to run Obamacare market
VT hospital says 30 days to gauge new payments
Unreported robot surgery injuries open new questions for FDA
Official who oversaw building of Obamacare website retires
Court blocks hospital from disconnecting brain dead girl from life support
Most minority patients cared for by non-white docs
For young doctors, hospital paycheck trumps solo practice
This $55,000 bill is the perfect example of our broken hospital system
CO hospital recommends hepatitis C testing for some ICU patients
Roughed up by an Orca? There'a code for that
December 20, 2013
The individual mandate no longer applies to people whose plans were canceled
DeSalvo appointed National Coordinator for health IT
Continued troubles with may drive up costs
93% of hospital executives think Obamacare will make healthcare better
White House caps 16-day Obamacare blitz with benefits 'fact sheets'
A quarter of head and neck surgeons think Obamacare has death panels
After exposure, security holes sealed in MN's health exchange
Lawrence and Memorial Hospital lockout over
Big salaries for chiefs at MA charitable hospitals, health plans
Will automated care plans keep patients healthier?
December 19, 2013
In healthcare experiment, patients pay more for 'bad' medicine
Insurers volunteer to extend payment deadline for healthcare coverage to Jan. 10
Uninsured skeptical of healthcare law
Many doctors report trouble getting cancer drugs
Growth in US healthcare spending slows
The growth of Catholic hospitals, by the numbers
Partners HealthCare CIO: Inside our clinical transformation
WA hospital CEO gets pay cut — to just over $1M a year
Insurers cut doctors, hope costly patients follow, physicians say
Boston surgeon and physician wife push to stop common procedure
Doctors to lawmakers: Remember, people like us
December 18, 2013
Former Microsoft executive to lead effort to fix Obamacare website
Insurers wary of new Obamacare fix for January health plans
Citi analyst: US hospital admissions weakest in a decade
GlaxoSmithKline to quit paying doctors for promotional talks
Study: Obamacare death spiral looks unlikely
Medicare IDs best, worst hospitals for hip and knee replacements
Embattled MN health exchange chief resigns
Benefis enters alliance: Strategic partnership with Sanford Health to improve research, healthcare costs
2 dead, 2 injured in shooting at hospital in NV
Sacramento's Gender Health Center offers new possibilities for transgender community
December 17, 2013
Glaxo says it will stop paying doctors to promote drugs
Obama to meet with tech executives to discuss
Latest federal rules, requests put new pressure on insurers, says Moody's
Doctor shortage hasn't hurt Medicare yet
Benefits questioned in tax breaks for nonprofit hospitals
Health insurance exchanges struggle to charm customers
Proposal would protect volunteer doctors
Doctors vary on willingness to talk about hospice
Solving the shortage in primary care doctors
Healthplanfinder glitches prevent WA Medicaid enrollees from renewing coverage
Midwives for the dying
December 16, 2013
Thousands of enrollment records haven't reached insurers, but inaccuracies declining
Seven changes the ACA will likely encourage in the medical system
Opinion: In defense of Catholic healthcare
Reform mixes healthcare and retail
IA readies for healthcare expansion
Report shows healthcare's $31B impact on IN
Lack of health insurance options frustrates small businesses
No major security breaches on, Democrats say
Business is booming at Augusta (ME) hospital
Sebelius's testimony in two minutes
December 13, 2013
House, Senate committees approve 'doc fix' legislation
Aetna will not reinstate individual insurance plans
Federal data show health disparities among states
US appeals court refuses interim stay in UnitedHealthcare case
Should doctors get paid less if they don't keep patients healthy?
MN's healthcare spending brakes sharply
A rush to reconcile health enrollment data, by hand
Opinion: leaders play IT blame game
Are today's new surgeons unprepared?
FDA issues warning to controversial Houston cancer doctor
December 12, 2013
US health secretary calls for probe of Obamacare website launch
Obamacare sign-ups continue to increase
Hospitals vow to reverse budget cuts
Nurses pressing ballot question to limit hospital CEO pay
DMC lawsuit: Merger between McLaren and Karmanos improper
NY data show hospital charges all over the map
Opinion: In healthcare spending, myths of the ER
Parkland Hospital sees decline in patient grievances and complaints
Obesity rate flat for first time in decades, health rankings find
Doctor gets jail time, $562,500 penalty in improper-billing case
December 11, 2013
Bipartisan fix advancing for Medicare doctors' pay
CVS, Cardinal Health form US generic drug venture
NY releases hospital-pricing data, calls for action
Insurance companies sued by hospital for failing to pay lien
Consumer bureau hits medical financing company CareCredit with $34.1 million action
Kaiser Permanente reports privacy breach to 49,000 patients
Medicare beneficiaries have good access to doctors, study finds
Workers sue Sandy-devastated hospital as bankruptcy looms
Work continues to fix problems raised by hepatitis C outbreak
3 ways to improve US healthcare, as demonstrated in India
December 10, 2013
On health exchanges, premiums may be low, but other costs can be high's problems doesn't mean Obamacare will fail
Some CA insurance plans narrow doctor, hospital choices
Rehospitalization rates fell in first year of Medicare penalties
How hospitals pass their Obamacare penalties on to patients
Obamacare: An uneven playing field for hospitals
Poll: 30 percent delay costly medical treatment
Another hospital deal raises red flag of rising costs
You're getting too much healthcare
IA insurer pokes fun at federal website in ads
December 9, 2013
Enrollment errors put medical coverage at risk
Nonprofit excels at integrating mental, physical health care tries to reboot
Billions in healthcare law fees to hit consumers, businesses's mysterious new number: '834'
University of UT data tool clears up healthcare cost image
Middlesex County (NJ) starts program aimed at cutting healthcare costs, improving employees' health
A comprehensive review of what went down with
Houston Methodist Hospital laptop with patient information stolen
Obamacare's real promise: If you lose your healthcare plan, you can get a new one
December 6, 2013
Obama administration awards $55 million to boost health-care workforce
Congressman: Shut down to fix security issues
Will Obamacare cancel 100 million plans?
Feds penalize CNY hospitals nearly $3 million for not measuring up on quality
Doctors, hospitals and clinics reluctant to embrace data sharing, study says
The rules and tools of patient engagement
Minnesota Nursing Board votes to seek more disciplinary power
Opinion: No, there won't be a doctor shortage
23andMe to stop providing data on health risks
A healthcare navigator in unfriendly waters
US charges 49 Russian diplomats with healthcare fraud
December 5, 2013 enrolls people at about 38% of the pace it needs to
WI lawmakers consider delay in state Medicaid changes is having trouble signing people up for Medicaid
Obama urges on young activists as enrollment grows
NH hospital wants network decision documents
Opinion: Seeking secure health information exchange
TX wants background checks for healthcare navigators
'Convoluted' hospital pricing under scrutiny
Intuitive robots may stall in surgery, company warns doctors
Opinion: To make hospitals less deadly, a dose of data
December 4, 2013
Obama to launch new healthcare law campaign
Updated gets mixed reviews
Audit: Healthcare subsidies vulnerable to fraud
FDA hopes hospitals will switch to newly regulated pharmacies
Even a tech giant can flub an insurance exchange
UnitedHealthcare, doctors fight in federal court over physician network cuts
Why eliminating 'hospital purgatories' would save billions of dollars
FDA warns of problems with Philips heart devices
23andMe faces class action lawsuit in CA
As hospital prices soar, a stitch tops $500
December 3, 2013 has rocky relaunch
Obamacare website sign-ups said to reach 100,000 last month
Why fixing won't fix the fight over Obamacare
NH hospital worker gets 39 years in hepatitis case
Controlling healthcare costs
For nurses, hospital jobs harder to come by
Do patient portals improve healthcare?
US justices decline to hear another Obamacare challenge
Hospitals looking for cash up front before most procedures
Palliative care, the treatment that respects pain
December 2, 2013
White House meets goals for, but more work ahead
Medicare seeks to curb spending on post-hospital care
A new worry looms online for the Affordable Care Act
Revamping the house call to reduce healthcare costs
Medicaid growth could aggravate doctor shortage
Affordable Care Act: A tale of two systems
Inside the race to rescue a healthcare site, and Obama
Linking genes to diseases by sifting through electronic medical records
On government and healthcare
Humana invites Mississippians onto the healthcare bus