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AP-GfK Poll: Baby boomers fear outliving Medicare
The first baby boomers will be old enough to qualify for Medicare Jan. 1, and many fear the program's obituary will...
Web Exclusive: Moody's: Leadership a Top Factor in Hospital Ratings
The quality and capability of leadership—including a hospital's board and management team—are primary...
Web Exclusive: 10% of CA Insured Opt for High-Deductible Health Plans
This group, which represents 3 million Californians, may be paying deductibles in excess of $5,000, a UCLA...
Web Exclusive: 5 Top Performing Healthcare REITs
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) that specialize in senior and healthcare facilities have seen a rebound in 2010...
Executives at health insurance giants cash in as firms plan fee hikes
The top executives at the nation's five largest for-profit health insurance companies pulled in nearly $200 million in...
Insurers and ratings groups post information to help patients choose doctors
For most people, picking a doctor is hardly a scientific process. They ask friends or family members to pass along...
Web Exclusive: Health Plan Doctor Profiles Inaccurate, Physician Groups Say
Health plan systems that score physicians on how carefully they control costs misclassify or are "woefully...
Web Exclusive: A Massachusetts Surprise
The Massachusetts Health Quality Partners asked 80,000 people how they felt about their primary care physicians in the...
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee expands doctor, treatment comparison tool
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has added more information to its Web site to help consumers gauge doctors...
California HMO members more satisfied in 2009
Although health maintenance organizations in California need to improve screenings for cancer and other medical...