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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...
Chronic illnesses driving up MI’s healthcare costs
Chronic illnesses, such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease, are costing Michigan big bucks, according to a study...
Health plans must provide some tests at no cost
The White House on Wednesday issued new rules requiring health insurance companies to provide free coverage for dozens...
Four Ways Health Reform Could Spark Wellness Programs
Nearly everyone agrees that prevention and healthy living can help slow the nation’s healthcare cost spiral, but...
White House May Push Health Plans to Create Wellness Programs
Most health plans have wellness, fitness, and disease management programs, but those offerings could become mandatory...
Web Exclusive: Sebelius Says Weight of the Nation Does Not Have to Fuel Problems for Children
There's no doubt about it: obesity—especially for children—has become a critical and costly problem in the...
Congress plans incentives for healthy habits
Congress is planning to give employers sweeping new authority to reward employees for healthy behavior, including...
Web Exclusive: The Link Between Genetic Medicine and IT
The benefits of genetic and molecular medicine are so many, says outgoing HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt, that...
Some candidates disagree, but studies show it’s often cheaper to let people get sick
Most people assume that preventing a disease is cheaper than waiting for the disease to develop and then treating it...
Wellness programs may face legal tests
Regulatory guidelines recently issued by the Department of Labor may curtail the ability of employers to motivate...