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  • Cost of Cutting: Why Surgery Prices Are Soaring

    NBCNews.com - 31 Aug 2014 15:58:22 UT

    The price to remove a gall bladder or replace a hip has spiked more than 20 percent during the past five years, according to an analysis of data collected for NBC News. Surgery has bloomed into a...

  • The Next Obamacare Domino to Fall

    Motley Fool - 31 Aug 2014 14:53:24 UT

    Initially intended for all states, Medicaid expansion became a state-by-state choice after the Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that including expansion in the Affordable Care Act was coercive because...

  • Shelley Rouillard checks up on health plans in California

    Los Angeles Times - 31 Aug 2014 12:27:59 UT

    The gig: As director of the California Department of Managed Health Care, Shelley Rouillard is the chief regulator for health plans that cover more than 21 million Californians. She's also a major...

  • 2016 prospects hone pitch to Koch donors, activists

    Politico - 31 Aug 2014 12:06:59 UT

    DALLAS – Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Pence, Rick Perry and Ben Carson all sounded like presidential candidates in weekend speeches to conservative activists here for a conference organized by an...

  • Cruz downplays immigration shutdown chatter

    Politico - 31 Aug 2014 00:16:06 UT

    DALLAS – In a rollicking speech to conservative activists Saturday afternoon, Ted Cruz predicted that major Republican wins in 2014 and 2016 would spell the end of Obamacare, and he defended the...

  • Ted Cruz GOES OFF On Obama For Making America A 'Kitty Cat' In Epic, Scathing Speech

    Business Insider - 30 Aug 2014 22:35:05 UT

    Reuters Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is widely seen as a potential GOP presidential candidate in 2016, gave a fiery speech on Saturday where he slammed President Barack Obama's positions on a...

  • Cruz serves up red meat to conservatives

    The Hill - 30 Aug 2014 21:15:17 UT

    Less than 70 days away from the midterm election, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Saturday urged conservatives to do everything they can to give Republicans control of the U.S. Senate. In a fiery speech...

  • Oregon Obamacare Rollout "Incompetent" and "Atrocious"

    Motley Fool - 30 Aug 2014 17:20:14 UT

    Last year's launch of the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges was anything but smooth, but troubles facing insurance marketplaces weren't limited to the federal exchange. State exchanges like...

  • 5 Unpleasant Ways Employers Are Cutting Back on Healthcare Costs

    Motley Fool - 30 Aug 2014 13:42:13 UT

    The Affordable Care Act, perhaps better known as Obamacare, set in motion a series of changes that are drastically altering the health-services landscape. The law itself was designed for a few...

  • Democrats are Doomed (Unless They Make the Minimum Wage the #1 November Election Issue)

    Huffington Post - 29 Aug 2014 23:27:10 UT

    If you were the Democrats and you were looking for a good vote-getting midterm election issue, what criteria would you use? How about an issue with 70-80% support in polls? How about one that is...

  • More Insured Patients, More Profit

    Yahoo! Finance - 29 Aug 2014 21:12:54 UT

    ObamaCare giveth. ObamaCare taketh away. That is the takeaway among for-profit hospitals as the Affordable Care Act delivers a rising number of insured patients and admissions, but also cuts back on...

  • Tenet, HCA Lead Hospitals Facing Longer-Term Tests

    Investor's Business Daily - 29 Aug 2014 20:29:53 UT

    ObamaCare giveth. ObamaCare taketh away. That is the takeaway among for-profit hospitals as the Affordable Care Act delivers a rising number of insured patients and admissions, but also cuts back on...

  • Florida Health Exchange Signs Up Just 30 Consumers in 6 Months

    NewsMax.com - 29 Aug 2014 18:39:39 UT

    Six months after Florida created a state-backed website to help people receive affordable healthcare coverage, only 30 people have signed up, the Miami Herald reported. The site, called Florida...

  • Quick change coming for Cook County's Medicaid contract

    Crains ChicagoBusiness - 29 Aug 2014 18:35:33 UT

    The Cook County Health and Hospitals System is renegotiating its contract to administer CountyCare, its Medicaid managed care program, less than four months after it inked the nearly $1.8 billion...

  • CYTTA CORP. - 10-Q - MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

    TMC Net - 29 Aug 2014 18:33:21 UT

    [August 29, 2014] (Edgar Glimpses Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Forward-Looking Statements Except for historical information, this report contains forward-looking statements within the...

  • Equal-Weight Works With Health Care ETFs

    Yahoo! Finance - 29 Aug 2014 16:40:37 UT

    Well-documented has been the ongoing ascent of health care ETFs. The Health Care Select Sector SPDR ( XLV ) , the largest health care ETF, entered Friday’s session with a 2014 gain of nearly 16%. ...

  • ‘Christians are just healthier’: One family’s cost-sharing alternative to Obamacare

    Washington Post - 29 Aug 2014 13:43:13 UT

    Gary and Sheryl Duff found a religious alternative to health insurance. (Danielle Paquette/The Washington Post) OMAHA, Neb. – Every year, Gary Duff signs an updated version of these 40-page terms,...

  • Top Performing Sector ETFs of August

    Yahoo! Finance - 29 Aug 2014 13:32:14 UT

    Despite a slow start to August, the U.S. markets again hit multiple highs with the S&P 500 crossing the major milestone of 2,000 and Dow Jones reaching 17,100 for the first time in history. In fact,...

  • Two Months On From Hobby Lobby Ruling, Co-ops Remove Eden Foods Products From Shelves

    Forbes.com - 29 Aug 2014 12:56:54 UT

    Two months ago, the national news cycle seemed dominated by the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling and its ensuing backlash. Like Hobby Lobby, organic food company Eden Foods sued the U.S....

  • ObamaCare contract muddles Dem message on tax dodgers

    The Hill - 29 Aug 2014 10:35:40 UT

    The Obama administration is employing an ObamaCare contractor that that was once based in the tax haven of Bermuda even as it assails corporations for lacking the “economic patriotism” to pay taxes....

  • KURTZ: Mitch McConnell’s shocking audiotape — breathless coverage of politics as usual

    FOXNews.com - 29 Aug 2014 10:01:42 UT

    Stop the presses: Mitch McConnell is practicing politics! He has been captured on tape saying he wants to (gasp) roll back the Obama agenda. And he is daring to associate with the dreaded Koch...

  • Defense contractors storm the Obamacare contract beach

    Modern Physician - 28 Aug 2014 23:28:57 UT

    By 6:15 pm, Aug. 28 | HHS' Office of Inspector General released a report (PDF) this week showing a chorus of companies is being paid to build and maintain HealthCare.gov . The familiar names...

  • Pennsylvania to expand Medicaid under Obamacare

    CNBC - 28 Aug 2014 20:41:15 UT

    As with other states that have agreed to extend Medicaid benefits to nearly all of their poor, the federal government will foot 100 percent of the costs of the newly eligible population through 2016....

  • Pa. will expand Medicaid under Obamacare

    CNBC - 28 Aug 2014 20:02:26 UT

    As with other states that have agreed to extend Medicaid benefits to nearly all of their poor, the federal government will foot 100 percent of the costs of the newly eligible population through 2016....

  • Where Is The Obamacare Health Spending Boom?

    Forbes.com - 28 Aug 2014 18:45:58 UT

    The Bureau of Economic Analysis has released the  second estimate of second quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP ). There is good news – especially for those of us concerned with health policy. ...

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