Archive for December 28th, 2015

Telemedicine Gaining Acceptance Among Patients, Insurers

Monday, December 28th, 2015

penskyPenske Truck Leasing is working with Aetna and Teladoc to offer virtual services to its 18,000 employees, 20 percent of whom have taken advantage, according to the company’s vice president of benefits and compensation, Joe O’Neill.

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Some U.S. Hospitals Mark Up Costs By 1,000%

Monday, December 28th, 2015

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“There is no justification for these outrageous rates,” says Prof. Anderson, “but no one tells hospitals they can’t charge them. For the most part, there is no regulation of hospital rates and there are no market forces that force hospitals to lower their rates.”

Editor’s Note: “Market forces” and “Regulation of Hospital Rates” are not synonymous.

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Single-Payer Health Care On Colorado Ballot In 2016

Monday, December 28th, 2015

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Free Health Care For All 

To finance the project, Colorado employers would pay nearly 7 percent in a payroll tax. Employees would pay 3 percent or more of their gross pay toward the health plan. The self-employed would need to pony up 10 percent of their annual net income…..

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