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Here Be Dragons: The UK's New Government Healthcare Website Is Potentially Classist

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Americans Don't Want Government to Guarantee Healthcare, Again

Voters used to heavily favor federal intervention to ensure coverage. What happened?

About Those Online VA Systems

We’ve all heard about the troubles the VA has been having lately. But give them credit where credit is due. Take their new online system, MyHealtheVet. It’s a way you can sign up to do a load of stuff online related to VA healthcare. You can check appointments, access medical records, renew prescriptions, and stuff […]

Until Obama took office, Americans thought the feds should ensure everyone got healthcare

For the fourth time in five years, a majority of Americans say it is not the federal government's responsibility to ensure all citizens have health insurance, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday. Yet a decade ago, Americans overwhelmingly felt the government did indeed have a "duty" to ensure everyone had health insurance. Show More Summary

GlaxoSmithKline vs. Sanofi: Which Is The Better Dividend Stock?

Shares of healthcare giants GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi have fallen hard this year, resulting in unusually high dividend yields for these two companies. Here is a look at which company offers the better opportunity for income investors moving forward.

A Look Inside MATTER, the Non-Profit Healthcare Tech Incubator

5 hours agoTechnology : The Goods

This Chicago incubator is based on the premise that success comes from surrounding great entrepreneurs with other great entrepreneurs -- and with great mentors.

Judge won't stop L.A. County from sending 91,000 Medi-Cal cancellations

More than 91,000 Medi-Cal recipients in Los Angeles County will be sent letters this week telling them that their state-supported healthcare coverage will end on Nov. 30. A judge this week refused to block the notices, even though health advocates argued that the letters lack important...

The Effect of Free Market Pricing on Healthcare Costs

Lisa Aliferis, NPR: Prices for common medical tests like mammograms and MRIs are notoriously opaque. Negotiated rates between insurance companies and doctors or hospitals are sealed tight by contract. We know there's price variation, but comparing what one insurance company pays versus another is virtually impossible. Show More Summary

These Extremely Premature Babies Beat the Odds, Creative Pictures Celebrate Their Lives

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Healthcare Atlanta participated in a new photo series called “From the NICU to the Moon.” The series stars preemie babies sleeping and dreaming of their future careers. The newborns vary in age from 24 weeks to 34 weeks and a spokesman from the hospital said, ““These babies all […]

The Forbes Healthcare Summit 2014: The Agenda

I spend a lot of my time this year putting together the agenda for our annual Forbes Healthcare Summit, which will be held this year on December 3 and 4. It’s an invite-only event where we gather some of the top minds in care. This year will feature patients, entrepreneurs, and top researchers who are […]

Obama To Give Prime Time Address On Topic That Ranks Around 8th In Importance To Electorate.

[guest post by JD] The lesson from yet another electoral shellacking? Run even further left. Obama had a chance to do this when the Dems controlled all of DC, but lying about healthcare was a more pressing priority. Now, in a lame duck session 6 years into his failed Presidency, now it is urgent? At […]

Stocks Lower into Final Hour on Global Growth Fears, Fed Rate Hike Concerns, Technical Selling, Technology/Healthcare Sector Weakness

Broad Equity Market Tone: Advance/Decline Line: Substantially Lower Sector Performance: Most Sectors Declining Volume: Below Average Market Leading Stocks: Underperforming Equity Investor Angst: Volatility(VIX) 14.29 +3.1% Euro/Yen Carry...Show More Summary

Actavis plc (ACT), Allergan, Inc. (AGN), Pfizer Inc. (PFE): Hedge Funds Betting Big on Healthcare Stocks

One of the sectors that has benefited from the highest returns over the years is Healthcare. It has the highest returns year-to-date appreciating by 19%, outrunning utilities and technology with 16% and 14% respectively. In this way during the third quarter has witnessed an increase in activity by many hedge funds among those that we […]

Many Americans not receiving recommended home visit services for lead poisoning and asthma

COLUMBIA, MD and WASHINGTON, DC (November 19, 2014) - Today, the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) and Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University released Healthcare Financing of Healthy Homes...Show More Summary

Exponential Medicine: Data Deluge to Disrupt Healthcare This Decade

You can’t really boil down four days, 59 speakers, and a few lovely musical interludes into a single word—but here goes. If there was an overriding theme to this year’s... read more

Many frustrated by HealthCare.gov’s missing green card option

Many immigrants are baffled why there is no clear way to upload a copy of their green card to HealthCare.gov. Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON (AP) — Like other HealthCare.gov customers, immigrants are relieved that the government’s health insurance website is working fairly well this year. Show More Summary

Reporters shouldn't overlook this aspect of Obamacare

As healthcare reporters begin to focus on Obamacare open enrollment, one major, but overlooked issue comes to mind. That's the messy business of reconciling at tax time what the government paid in health insurance subsidies--based on projected income for the year--with what consumers were actually entitled to. Show More Summary

Urgent Care and Private Equity – A Winning Combination

As the saying goes, with change comes opportunity, and few industries are changing more rapidly than the U.S. healthcare industry. The radical transformation of the healthcare industry and the increasing pressure to be more efficient has created new categories of Read on! ?

NEC to collaborate with Singapore on e-health, IoT and smart energy

NEC in collaboration with Singapore Economic Development Board developing an Internet of Things business platform. NEC is also developing technologies for healthcare which can take care of health of elderly people in Singapore, which estimated to have an elderly population (over 65 years old) of 11% by 2050. via NEC to collaborate with Singapore on Continue reading ?

4 Things HealthCare.Gov 2.0 Gets Right (And 5 Things It Still Gets Wrong)

Three designers weigh in on HealthCare.gov 2.0's user experience. Launched last year to near universal jeering, the first iteration of HealthCare.gov was the very definition of a design crime. Democrats and Republicans alike pounced upon the site's disastrous launch, which made it difficult for users to even sign up. Show More Summary

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