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Rebecca Warren: According to a report last year by benefits consultant Watson Wyatt, nearly half (47 percent) of the 453 large U.S. employers currently offer a consumer-directed health plan (CDHP), a high-deductible plan offered with a personal account that can be used to pay a portion of medical expenses not covered under the plan.
Glenn Hamer: Reducing the number of uninsured Arizonans is a serious policy issue for business.
For Tina Escobedo, having her three daughters enrolled in KidsCare means she doesn’t have to choose between paying rent or taking her kids to the doctor.
NEW YORK - Tension typically defines contract negotiations between health insurers and health care providers, but the haggling has taken an ugly turn lately.
MINNEAPOLIS - The stock options scandal claimed its biggest corporate chief yet on Sunday, with UnitedHealth Group saying Chairman and CEO William McGuire would step down because an outside report found that his option grants ‘‘were likely backdated.’’
The recent comments comparing auto insurance to health insurance seem a bit confusing. I suppose that I could agree, at some level, that driving is a “privilege.” But, this is 2012, not 1912. We have a federal highway system, as well as state and county government roadways, with all the accompanying taxes, rules and regulations.
There's more than one way to say "I love you" this Valentine's Day. A coalition of Arizona hospitals and health care, faith-based and community organizations want to show their love for children by helping them sign up for health insurance.
Two doctors are launching an initiative drive to preclude lawmakers from requiring Arizonans to purchase health insurance.
WASHINGTON - Workers won't find much comfort in the smallest increase in health insurance premiums since 1999. The 7.7 percent increase this year was still more than twice the rate of inflation.
There’s something missing from our current debate about national health care. Too few are talking about actual health. We lament the red tape, the gaps in insurance coverage and the costs that seem to escalate daily. But we often forget the central point: Our own individual health and well being. How can Americans be healthier, feel better and live longer?
My father-in-law, Bill, lay dying. He lived a remarkable 92-year life and we wanted to make his last days as comfortable as possible. Unfortunately, the medical insurance complex that combines the worst features of capitalism and socialized medicine did not care about Bill or his family. His final days are a case study on our broken health care system.
A growing number of Americans are finding themselves cut off from the nation’s health care system, so the need to change that system has never been more critical, according to Dr. Jerome Grossman, director of the Health Care Delivery Policy Program in the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl, both R-Ariz., have taken a welcome first step to help resolve a looming health care crisis in our state: Huge losses sustained by hospitals and clinics serving large numbers of patients without health insurance.
As you consider your long-term financial plan, it is important to also consider your long-term health care plan and see how well you’re prepared to pay for your future health care needs and the costs associated with them.
Alan Charney, right, leads the chants at a rally in support of health care insurance reform in Washington. Oct. 22, 2009.
President Barack Obama speaks at a rally on health care reform, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at the Comcast Center at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.
Enrollment in KidsCare II, Arizona’s temporary Children’s Health Insurance Program, is open for a limited time.
WASHINGTON — Senior House Democrats have largely abandoned hopes of including a government-run insurance option in the final compromise health care bill taking shape, according to several officials, and are pushing for other measures to rein in private insurers.
WASHINGTON — Liberal Democrats failed Tuesday to inject a government-run insurance option into sweeping health care legislation taking shape in the Senate Finance Committee, despite widespread accusations that private insurers routinely deny coverage in pursuit of higher profits.
WASHINGTON - Americans would be fined up to $3,800 for failing to buy health insurance under a plan that circulated in Congress on Tuesday as divisions among Democrats undercut President Barack Obama's effort to regain traction on his health care overhaul.
“We have an estimated 100,000 children who are eligible for AHCCCS or KidsCare, but have never been signed up because their parents simply don’t know about it.”
WASHINGTON — Insurance companies aren't playing nice any more. Their dire message that health care legislation will drive up premiums for people who already have coverage comes as a warning shot at a crucial point in the debate, and threatens President Barack Obama's top domestic priority.
Undocumented workers and their children don't figure into President Barack Obama's signature health overhaul. Safety-net programs such as Medicaid are generally off-limits.
Gov. Janet Napolitano launched her second term Monday by pledging to provide health insurance for low-income children while legislative leaders waited to hear one key detail: how much it will cost.
As more Americans lose health coverage because of unemployment, the latest snapshot of the uninsured reveals a grim picture: It's not just the poor and unemployed who now go without health insurance.