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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...
The do-it-yourself house call
Technology that aims to keep congestive heart failure patients out of the hospital is gaining traction. The...
State rules clash with health pools
In the early implementation of health reform, states with the most progressive health policies are having a more...
Insurers tout disease management programs, but critics are wary
Starting next year, most health insurance plans will be required to spend 80% to 85% of the premiums they collect on...
State's uninsured about to get new options
North Carolina could begin accepting applications Thursday for a new federal insurance pool that will allow chronically...
Web Exclusive: Should Health Insurers Care About What's For Dinner?
What if the insurance industry threw its full weight behind preventing obesity? Individual payers might increase their...
Web Exclusive: Family Education Reduces Costly ED Trips for Children with Asthma
Better efforts to teach children and their parents about controlling asthma can greatly reduce pediatric emergency room...
Magazine: Disease Management 2.0
As skepticism about true cost savings continues to grow, DM shifts its focus beyond chronic disease.
Two More Wrong Way Turns
We know two of the main factors driving up healthcare costs, but knowing what the problem is and solving it are two...