Archive for April, 2010

R.I. bishop bans hospitals from joining health reform group

The Roman Catholic bishop of Providence has withdrawn two hospitals sponsored by his diocese from membership in a Catholic hospital group that supports health care reform. (3 hours ago)

APNewsBreak: Schwarzenegger backs health overhaul

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger pledged California’s full support Thursday for national health care reform, throwing the weight of one of the nation’s most prominent Republicans behind an overhaul that has caused a deep political divide and prompted at least 18 states to file legal challenges. (2 hours ago)

Medco Health Solutions 1Q results at a Glance

Medco Health Solutions Inc. said Wednesday its profit grew in the first quarter as it started doing business with several large new clients. Here’s a look at key statistics for the largest pharmacy benefits management company in the U.S. (3 hours ago)

Next in health care war: Applying the law

The debate in Congress over President Obama’s health care law is done. The battle over how to carry out the law is just getting started. (3 hours ago)

Inquiry Says Health Charges Proper

House Democrats have concluded that the companies acted properly when they warned investors and the government about possible adverse effects of the health care law on their financial performance. (14 mins ago)

Military’s health care costs booming

Military health care spending is rising twice as fast as the nation’s overall health care costs, consuming a larger chunk of the defense budget as the Pentagon struggles to pay for two wars, military budget figures show. (3 hours ago)

Health care solutions require innovation, author Clayton Christensen says

SALT LAKE CITY Clayton Christensen is seeing the U.S. health care system from a vantage point a little too close lately. (1 hour ago)

4 million will pay health care penalty — CBO report

About 21 million Americans will be uninsured in 2016, when health care reform laws are fully implemented, with 4 million of them subject to a penalty for failing to buy insurance. (57 mins ago)

Biggest study on cellphone health effects launched

The biggest study to date into the effects of mobile-phone usage on long-term health was launched on Thursday, aiming to track at least a quarter of a million of people in five European countries for up to 30 years. (9 mins ago)

Analysts like Abbott’s post-health reform guidance

Abbott Laboratories’ first-quarter profit met Wall Street expectations on better-than-expected sales of its drug Humira, though the company lowered its profit outlook due to the impact of the health care overhaul. (37 mins ago)