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A bid to expand eligibility for weight-loss surgery
A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel last month recommended allowing doctors to use the Lap-Band, a less...
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...
Web Exclusive: U Of L Receives Grant For Palliative Care
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a 1.5 million dollar grant to the University of Louisville for a new...
Web Exclusive: Consumer-Directed Plans Surge as Employers Try to Control Costs
More than half of employers plan to offer consumer-directed health plans in 2011. The top payers will excel at...
Web Exclusive: Does Healthcare Pricing Matter?
Most patients don't really care about the costs of their healthcare. Or, more to the point: Most insured patients...
New health plan for the uninsured launches in IL
A new health insurance option for people with pre-existing conditions and without medical coverage launches in Illinois...
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...
Insurers defend limited-benefit health policies
The new health overhaul law aims to end all annual dollar limits on health insurance policies by 2014. Federal...
As older people grow in numbers, experts seek ways to handle the coming boom
The tsunami looms: By 2050, nearly 90 million Americans will have passed age 65, and every corner of society will feel...
Domestic medical travel is taking off for surgery deals
Forget about traveling to Thailand or India for low-cost surgery. More employers and insurers are offering financial...