Archive for February 8th, 2013

Money Affects Behavior

Friday, February 8th, 2013

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Once largely united in resisting the Obama administration’s new health care overhaul, a growing number of Republican governors are now buying into parts of the system as the financial realities of their states’ medical costs begin to counterbalance the fierce election politics of the issue.

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National Health Service Corps Expands Primary Care Workforce

Friday, February 8th, 2013

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Students to Service pilot program provides loan repayment assistance of up to $120,000 to medical students in MD and DO programs in their last year of education in return for their commitment to practice in the communities that need them most  upon completion of their primary care residency.

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PPACA & ERISA: Regulation Of Self-Funded Plans

Friday, February 8th, 2013

 

erisa self-funded lawSelf-funded plans are able to realize significant cost savings and develop more flexible health plan designs due to the exemptions they receive from state and federal regulation. However, both PPACA and ERISA both impose a number of key regulations that govern health plan requirements and management.

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