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CNNMoney: Supreme Court: Mandate penalty is taxupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 18:42:00

It walks like a tax and talks like a tax. Therefore it is a tax.

CNNMoney: What health reform could cost youupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 17:42:00

Among the promises of the health reform law -- now upheld by the Supreme Court -- is affordable insurance for millions of low- and middle-income Americans.

Fluke: Bad info in contraception debateupdated: Wed Mar 14 2012 01:09:00

Student Sandra Fluke discusses her commentary and responds to criticism on her stance on contraception.

Sandra Fluke: Slurs won't silence womenupdated: Wed Mar 14 2012 01:09:00

Last month, students from several Catholic universities gathered to send a message to the nation that contraception is basic health care. I was among them, and I was proud to share the stories of my friends at Georgetown Law who have suffered dire medical consequences because our student insurance does not cover contraception for the purpose of preventing pregnancy.

Truth Squad: Who has fewer uninsured kids?updated: Wed Oct 12 2011 03:10:00

At Tuesday night's GOP Presidential Debate in Hanover, New Hampshire, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney countered Texas Governor Rick Perry's criticism of Romney's health care plan with an assertion that his health care policies made Massachusetts the number one state when it comes to insuring children, while Texas remains at the bottom.

CNNMoney: Employers bear brunt of health insurance hikesupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 12:18:00

Thank you, boss?: While the annual cost for employee family health insurance jumped 9% this year, employers shouldered the bulk of that increase, according to a new industry survey Tuesday.

Medication Nation: Too many pills?updated: Thu Jun 02 2011 09:24:00

Many patients end up on multiple prescriptions, but experts say too many pills can be a prescription for disaster.

Can we keep up our progress on AIDS?updated: Fri Jan 14 2011 13:18:00

I was infected with HIV in 1981, the year the disease was discovered.

Money Magazine: Cost of your health plan to rise 14%updated: Thu Oct 21 2010 12:20:00

It's that time of year when employers deliver bad news about next year's benefits.

CNNMoney: Family insurance costs skyrocket 14%updated: Sun Sep 05 2010 10:04:00

American workers are taking yet another blow to their wallets this year -- a whopping 14% jump in costs to insure their families.

CNNMoney: Price hikes hammer individual health coverageupdated: Mon Jun 21 2010 17:51:00

When health insurance costs rise for individual buyers, they soar: The average premium rose 20% in its most recent increase, according to a report released Monday.

CNNMoney: Insured workers' health costs still risingupdated: Tue May 11 2010 13:55:00

Out-of-pocket costs for the millions of Americans with employer-based health coverage rose again in the past year, although at a slower pace than the year before, according to a new industry report released Tuesday.

Money Magazine: The truth about health care reformupdated: Thu Apr 22 2010 04:43:00

Barack Obama has signed into law the most sweeping social program since L.B.J.'s Great Society initiatives, and now ... um, what happens exactly?

5 key things to remember about health care reformupdated: Fri Mar 26 2010 15:09:00

What? Really? You don't understand the new health care reform legislation? You find yourself confused? If you haven't mastered the minutiae on all 2,309 pages of the health care reform bill signed earlier this week by President Obama, there's nothing wrong with you -- even experts are having a hard time getting a grip on all the details.

CNNMoney: Losing your 65% COBRA subsidyupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 11:17:00

Thousands of people will begin to lose a major discount on their COBRA health care premiums in as little as 10 days. Here's what you can do:

CNNMoney: Choosing the best health care planupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 10:39:00

As health care costs rise, more employers will be nudging workers toward high-deductible health plans because they cost less. Here's what you need to know if it's among your open enrollment options.

CNNMoney: Get a deal on prescription drugsupdated: Mon Jun 15 2009 10:14:00

Paying for prescription drugs is getting harder. New drugs are more expensive than they used to be and consumers are shouldering more of the out-of-pocket costs. Here's how you can cut the cost of prescription drugs.

CNNMoney: Insured workers pay more for health careupdated: Mon May 18 2009 13:28:00

More employers are citing the recession for shifting a bigger portion of their health care costs to employees in 2009, an industry report said Monday.

How to get insurance when sickupdated: Thu May 14 2009 13:11:00

How do you get health insurance if you have a pre-existing condition? It's tough. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Tips for getting insurance when you have a pre-existing conditionupdated: Thu May 14 2009 13:11:00

Nineteen-year-old Stuart Wald is not likely to grow out of his schizophrenia, bipolar disease and attention-deficit disorder. But he will, with 100 percent certainty, grow out of the health insurance coverage he has through his father's employer -- and that day is just a few years away.

CNNMoney: Health tax break: Sacrosanct no moreupdated: Thu Mar 19 2009 05:38:00

Get ready. Washington is again debating how to fix the health care system. And the outcome might affect your wallet.

Sick skipping care because of cost, survey saysupdated: Tue Mar 17 2009 09:55:00

Americans are forgoing medical attention in the face of high health-care costs, a new consumer health survey has found.

CNNMoney: Workers pay more for health care - surveyupdated: Mon Mar 16 2009 12:54:00

As health care costs continue to rise, more companies are adopting consumer- directed health plans that would lower their own costs but potentially raise costs for employees.

CNNMoney: Chopping costs by cutting pillsupdated: Mon Mar 16 2009 06:38:00

More consumers, struggling to contain medical expenses, are resorting to "pill cutting" to makes their prescriptions last longer.

Cancer treatment can save most lives but many can't afford itupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 18:03:00

Cancer was once assumed to be a death sentence because the disease was often incurable, but a new survey suggests the crisis for many today is paying for available treatments.

CNNMoney: Benefits on the chopping blockupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 15:05:00

As the recession deepens, companies are looking for ways to cut costs without cutting staff -- and that could mean scaling back on benefits.

Money Magazine: Open enrollment: So many choicesupdated: Mon Oct 20 2008 09:52:00

You'll likely have to make a crucial financial decision this month, and we're not talking about how much to spend on Aunt Hilda's holiday present. From October to November every year, millions of Americans must select health insurance and other benefits at work. Health Insurance Costs Grew in 2008updated: Wed Sep 24 2008 11:00:00

Health insurance premiums rose a modest 5 percent this year for coverage that's getting skimpier, researchers say Congress OKs $48B for AIDS Fightupdated: Fri Jul 25 2008 10:00:00

The House voted Thursday to triple money to fight AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis around the world, giving new life and new punch to a program credited with saving or prolonging millions of lives in Africa alone

Zimbabwe journalist wins CNN awardupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 05:25:00

A Zimbabwean journalist has won the prestigious CNN-sponsored African Journalist of the Year competition for an uncompromising documentary examining his troubled country's struggle against HIV-AIDS. Low Health Insurance Caps Leave Patients Strandedupdated: Mon Jul 14 2008 15:00:00

Insurers set lifetime limits to keep rates low on some policies, but holders are learning that individual caps that seemed large quickly max out as health care costs soar

Money Magazine: New ways to save on drugsupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 05:45:00

We've reached a dubious health milestone: More than half of insured Americans are now taking at least one "maintenance" drug for a chronic condition, according to a recent health industry report.

CNNMoney: Health care: Fighting denied claimsupdated: Thu Oct 04 2007 15:14:00

If your health insurer refuses to reimburse you for a claim, you're not alone. Denial of health care claims happens all the time. But we'll tell you how you can fight back against your insurer to get the coverage you deserve.

CNNMoney: Health costs race past inflationupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 21:32:00

Health insurance premiums in 2007 rose 6.1 percent, the lowest growth rate in eight years but still well above inflation and worker earnings, according to the latest annual survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

CNNMoney: Paychecks in '08: No big bumpupdated: Wed Jul 04 2007 22:05:00

Compensation experts are predicting average base pay increases below 4 percent next year - and a lot of that may go to higher health insurance costs, according to early estimates.

CNNMoney: Study: TV ads = higher obesity risk for kidsupdated: Tue Mar 27 2007 15:12:00

Even with child obesity rates soaring in America, food marketers are bombarding kids with a steady diet of snack and candy ads, a new study said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Health costs well outpace inflationupdated: Mon Sep 25 2006 14:55:00

Health insurance premiums this year rose 7.7 percent, the lowest growth rate in six years but still more than double the growth rate in inflation and worker earnings, according to the latest survey from Kaiser Family Foundation.

CNNMoney: Workers lose traction over past 10 yearsupdated: Fri Sep 01 2006 10:50:00

Working for The Man may never have been an overpaid joy, but it has offered a decent way to make a living.

Money Magazine: Take Your Medicineupdated: Mon May 01 2006 00:01:00

Nobody likes a deadline, but Medicare-eligible Americans--and those who love them--are approaching a big one. On May 15, the open-enrollment period for the new Medicare prescription drug plan (know...

Money Magazine: Your Health, Your Bucksupdated: Wed Mar 22 2006 11:03:00

When President Bush brought up health savings accounts (HSAs) in his State of the Union address, proposing to sweeten the tax breaks for people who sign up for them, not everyone's eyes glazed over...

Are kids too plugged in?updated: Sun Mar 19 2006 12:04:00

It wasn't long ago when kids used to rave about their radios and CD players.

Money Magazine: Choosing your health planupdated: Wed Feb 08 2006 07:49:00

New York (CNN/Money) - Who's going to help take care of your health next year?

CNNMoney: Health saving accountsupdated: Wed Feb 01 2006 11:14:00

The President talked about health savings accounts as a way to make health care more affordable in his State of the Union address yesterday.

Money Magazine: Tackling Health Costs on Your Ownupdated: Mon Dec 12 2005 16:42:00

ed or work for a small business, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute. You can find coverage that fits your budget--but you need to be smart about it. ...

CNNMoney: Changing your spending habitsupdated: Wed Oct 12 2005 11:25:00

All the recent talk about the changing bankruptcy law may have you taking a second look at your finances.

CNNMoney: Healthcare costs spike againupdated: Tue Sep 13 2005 18:18:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - The good news: The growth rate in the cost of employer-sponsored health insurance plan premiums declined for the second year in a row and ended four consecutive years of double-digit growth rates.

Money Magazine: Tackling Health Costs on Your Ownupdated: Thu Sep 01 2005 00:01:00

Of the many challenges facing a corporate escapee, finding adequate, affordable health insurance may be the toughest. Of the 27 million working people who are uninsured, 63% either are self-employe...

CNNMoney: Tackling health costs on your ownupdated: Thu Aug 04 2005 11:52:00

Of the many challenges facing a corporate escapee, finding adequate, affordable health insurance may be the toughest.

CNNMoney: Paying the doctor's billsupdated: Tue Aug 02 2005 11:43:00

Dear Armchair Millionaire: I have been planning to retire at age 60, but I'm not sure how I'm going to obtain my health insurance before Medicare kicks in when I turn 65. What are my options?

Money Magazine: Cut Your Drug Bills in Halfupdated: Fri Jul 01 2005 00:01:00

Kendall DePascal was studying for her Ph.D. at the University of California at San Diego when she was struck by a hit-and-run driver, sustaining serious head injuries. That was 20 years ago. The se...

Money Magazine: 5 Ways to Cut Your Health Care Costsupdated: Sat Jan 01 2005 00:01:00

For Pamela Badgerow Adams, 53, and her husband Normer, 54, the past two years have been a medical nightmare. A rare intestinal ailment sent their elder son to the hospital, their younger son was ho...

Money Magazine: Losing Faith in Wonder Drugs?updated: Wed Dec 01 2004 00:01:00

When Merck yanked the arthritis wonder drug Vioxx off shelves this fall, it not only devastated the company's stock and reputation, it raised fears about the safety of every big new drug. After all...

Money Magazine: The Health-Care IRA. Are you Ready?updated: Fri Oct 01 2004 00:01:00

Fall is coming and so is open enrollment season, the time when you can review and choose your benefits. That means navigating an alphabet soup of plans and accounts. Should you spring for an FSA? E...

CNNMoney: The Health-Care IRA. Are you ready?updated: Wed Sep 22 2004 14:51:00

Fall is coming and so is open enrollment season, the time when you can review and choose your benefits. That means navigating an alphabet soup of plans and accounts. Should you spring for an FSA? Enroll in an HMO? Opt for a PPO? (It almost takes a Ph.D. to know.)

CNNMoney: Insurance premiums soar 11%updated: Wed Sep 08 2004 17:05:00

Health insurance costs are going up, and up, and up. And in some cases, up some more.

CNNMoney: Insurance woes for the self-employedupdated: Mon Aug 23 2004 06:21:00

It's a risky bet, but the escalating cost of health insurance is forcing many more entrepreneurs to opt for no coverage, according to a report published Monday.

Fortune: Get ready for a life-and-death battle over obesityupdated: Mon Jul 12 2004 00:01:00

What could become the nastiest, most divisive political issue of all time is now apparent, and the moment is worth marking because the issue is going to torment us for decades--though not in the ...

Fortune: Jobs Are Back; Too Bad Wages Aren'tupdated: Mon May 03 2004 00:01:00

If you thought everyone was completely obsessed with the March job numbers, just wait. With so much riding on the job market--a presidential election and the Fed's decision on interest rates for st...

FSB: Working Without A Net More small businesses are crossing their fingers and dropping their medical benefits altogether.updated: Sat May 01 2004 00:01:00

Unfortunately, some small businesses are not able to find a way to cope with rising health costs. They are left with no alternative but to drop their health benefits altogether--something of a tren...

FSB: Heal Thyself More small businesses have been embracing a do-it-yourself approach to providing health insurance.updated: Sat May 01 2004 00:01:00

There's another solution for small businesses with health insurance woes: Do the job yourself. Self-insuring--collecting payments from employees monthly and paying medical professionals directly--h...

CNNMoney: Got drug benefits?updated: Fri Feb 27 2004 08:12:00

The prescription-drug bill vigorously pushed by President Bush aroused a great deal of attention and controversy when it was being debated by Congress, and then after its passage.

Money Magazine: The Health-Care Winners Like the rest of us, managed-care firms are facing rising costs for drugs and doctors. That doesn't meanupdated: Mon Dec 01 2003 00:01:00

Rising health-care costs are putting the squeeze on everybody--well, almost everybody. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, health-plan premiums are up nearly 14% this year, and deductibles a...

FSB: Kick the Little Guy INCREASE FROM 2002 TO 2003updated: Sat Nov 01 2003 00:01:00

15.6% Monthly health-care premiums for small employers (fewer than 300 employees)

Money Magazine: Counting On A Medicare Drug Plan? Why seniors shouldn't wait for Congress to come to their aidupdated: Mon Sep 01 2003 00:01:00

When Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson stumped for the Bush administration's Medicare-reform proposal in June, the folksy former governor took to the road on his beloved Harley....

Money Magazine: Jagged Little Pillsupdated: Fri Aug 01 2003 00:01:00

Haven't a clue what the proposed Medicare prescription-drug benefit being debated on Capitol Hill may mean for you? Competing proposals have huge differences--and are raising more issues than answe...

Business 2.0: Numbersupdated: Sun Jun 01 2003 00:01:00

ECONOMY Home Sweet Home

FSB: Employers, Heal Thyselves Strategies for dealing with the high costs of health insuranceupdated: Sat Dec 01 2001 00:01:00

As if war anxieties and recession worries weren't enough, now small businesses have to contend with higher health insurance costs. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation study found that in 2001 the ave...

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