Health Care Reform

 

States struggle to plug holes in senior health care as Boomers retire

The cost of caring for retiring Baby Boomers has been a growing concern for the health care industry, which is weighing various options to attack the looming crisis. Providers have been looking for ways to reduce costs, which include pushing for more in-home care, and increasing use of remote-tracking technology, like wearables. Another emerging piece […]

New funding pushes state senior care toward ‘stability’

Subscribe to Pekin Daily TimesSubscribe Now By Jerry Nowicki of Capitol News IllinoisPosted Aug 25, 2019 at 2:48 PM    For senior care advocates in Illinois, a state funding increase is a reason for optimism after a prolonged period of government disinvestment that was marked by a crippling two-year state budget impasse which continues to impact social service providers. But advocates […]

How to Meet the Challenge of Evolving Senior Healthcare Needs

July 30, 2019 We’re all on a quest to improve the healthcare experience for our customers via better quality, cost, or access to care. With senior customers, their numbers, needs, and challenges are growing with each passing year, requiring a more custom approach. A core insight we realized at Humana—and one we challenge the entire industry […]

Healthcare reform debate shakes up the medical market

Above: HYBRID OPERATING ROOMS: Designed by ARCHSOL, these hybrid operating rooms at the Yuma Regional Medical Center affect the function and interaction between medical departments by allowing medical professionals to perform more complex, but less invasive interventions, while serving a higher risk patient population, requiring a multidisciplinary team approach and workflow. (Provided photo)REAL ESTATE | 1 […]

These 3 Healthcare Stock Dividends Could Soar If Trump Signs a Tax Reform Bill

A corporate tax rate reduction will raise some boats a lot higher than others. Cory Renauer (TMFang4apples) Dec 7, 2017 at 7:37AM Now that tax reform bills featuring 20% tax rates have passed the House and Senate, it looks like companies across the country will get to distribute a lot more of the profits they generate. Of […]

Survey Shows Americans Want Healthcare Reform, But Are Also Cynical And Afraid Of Change

Matthew Herper , FORBES STAFF I cover science and medicine, and believe this is biology’s century.   Call it the central dilemma of healthcare reform: a new survey, released by CVS Health at the Forbes Healthcare Summit, illustrates a vexing problem for those who want to change the way Americans get medical care. Most people in the U.S. do inded think the […]

Spring promises of partnership on health-care reform are growing cold for states

BY REA S. HEDERMAN JR., OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 11/02/17 11:40 AM EDT THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL   © Getty Images In March, the Trump administration announced new plans for state flexibility on health-care waivers for both Medicaid and state innovation 1332 waivers found in the […]

Tax Reform: A Back Door To Killing Health Care, Medicare, And More

Judy Stone , CONTRIBUTOR  Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Nursing home patient being fed (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Having failed at directly destroying health care through repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Republicans in the House are trying again by doing an end run in their tax reform bill. There are so […]

Why tens of thousands of Coloradans choose to pay a fine rather than buy health insurance

Affordable Care Act tax penalty cost Coloradans $60.6 million in 2015 Alex Brandon, The Associated Press The Healthcare.gov website is seen on a computer screen Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Washington. The Trump administration says consumers can start previewing plans and premiums online for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act in 2018. Open enrollment […]

Assembly passes bill that would forbid state health insurance from paying for abortions for state workers

Members of Wisconsin Right to Life protest in front of Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse in this 2007 file photo. The state Assembly approved a measure Thursday that would prohibit state health insurance programs from covering abortions for state workers. The bill died in the Senate in 2013 under opposition from a broad […]