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’Mystery shoppers’ to monitor access to docs
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of "mystery...
'RomneyCare': A revolution that basically worked
In his critics' eyes, with the national health overhaul pushed through by President Obama. Republican Presidential...
McKinsey stands by contested health insurance survey
Under fire from Democrats in Congress, consulting firm McKinsey & Co. today released its methodology for a...
Democrats plan attack on Republican repeal effort
Democratic leaders in Washington plan to spend the next week doing what they all but refused to do in the 2010...
Health spending rose in 2009, but at low rate
Total national health spending grew by 4% in 2009, the slowest rate of increase in 50 years, as people lost their...
Dems up for reelection under pressure to nix healthcare mandate
Democrats who are nervous about reelection are increasingly ready to consider scrapping the new healthcare law's...
Whitman softens stance on U.S. healthcare law
If elected governor, Republican Meg Whitman plans to add California to the list of states suing to overturn the new...
The New IT Landscape For Health Insurers
Periodically, a dramatic change in an industry enables chief information officers to step up and play a decisive role...
Insurer Cigna hikes federal lobbying spending to $560K in 2Q, focuses on reform
Managed care company Cigna Corp. more than doubled its spending on federal government lobbying in the second quarter...
Harvard Pilgrim seeks ’global payments’
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care will move towards “global payment” contracts with hospitals and doctors, CEO...