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Nixon's HMOs Hold Lessons for Obama's ACOs

The Obama administration acknowledges its highly touted accountable care organization program will have a modest early impact on the U.S. health system — with only 4 percent of Medicare beneficiaries affected by 2015

An Impressive Grassroots Rally in KC

Targeting Hot Spots

Healthcare Helps Fuel U.S.Economic Engine

Shortages Lead Doctors To Ration Critical Drugs

Drug shortages mean a growing number of Americans aren’t getting the medications they need. That’s causing drug companies and doctors to ration available medications in some cases.

Who are the 99 percent?

It’s not the arrests that convinced me that “Occupy Wall Street” was worth covering seriously. Nor was it their press strategy, which largely consisted of tweeting journalists to cover a small protest that couldn’t say what, exactly, it hoped to achieve. It was a Tumblr called, “We Are The 99 Percent,” and all it’s doing is posting grainy pictures of people holding handwritten signs telling their stories, one after the other.

New Survey Projects Higher Employee Health Premiums

Companies next year will push more health care costs onto their workers, who may see an increase of nearly 11 percent in what they have deducted from their paychecks for health insurance, according to a new annual study by Aon Hewitt, a large Chicago benefits consultancy.