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Republicans reject CBO estimates on deficit impact
New Speaker of the House John A. Boehner and other Republican lawmakers pressed ahead with plans Thursday to repeal...
Blue Shield of CA seeks rate hikes of up to 59% for individuals
Another big California health insurer has stunned individual policyholders with huge rate increases---this time it's...
Health plans for high-risk patients attracting fewer, costing more than expected
An early feature of the new healthcare law that allows people who are already sick to get insurance to cover their...
Hospital monopolies ruin MRI bill as Sutter gets price it wants
After Mark Logsdon tore a ligament in his knee skiing at Lake Tahoe in March, he returned home to suburban Sacramento...
Emergency room complaint source of Bristol hospital’s Medicare notice
An investigation stemming from complaints about the handling of a belligerent emergency room patient by a Bristol...
Insurers find individual and small group markets newly attractive, thanks to looming mandates
Restaurant workers are typically young. They typically work part time. And they typically can't afford health...
Lawmakers in most states have little control over healthcare premiums
As Americans struggle with double-digit hikes in their health insurance bills, millions are coming up against a hard...
Hospitals say more insured patients can’t pay
It's no surprise that the struggling economy has made it harder for hospitals to collect money from patients who have...
Florida Hospital-United Healthcare face-off spurs fear, anger
About 400,000 healthcare consumers in Central Florida are caught in the middle of the contentious contract...
CA sets rates for new high-risk plan
One of the first new programs in the Obama administration’s massive health care overhaul will start next month in...

Book: The New Era of Healthcare: Practical Strategies for Providers and Payers
This book focuses on methods to forge a partnership between healthcare providers and managed care payers. It contains...
Book: Healthcare Price, Cost & Utilization Benchmarks, Volume VI
Whether you are a healthcare provider or a managed care organization, up-to-date benchmarks are critical to successful...