Kimberlee Kruesi and Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press Updated 10:20 am PDT, Thursday, October 4, 2018 Democratic candidate and former Gov. Phil Bredesen speaks at the 2018 Tennessee U.S. Senate Debate against Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn at Cumberland University Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Lebanon, Tenn. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via AP, Pool) less Democratic candidate and former Gov. Phil Bredesen speaks at the 2018 Tennessee U.S. Senate Debate against Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn at Cumberland University Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Lebanon, ... more Photo: Lacy Atkins, AP Republican candidate Marsha Blackburn speaks at the 2018 Tennessee U.S. Senate Debate against Democratic candidate and former Gov. Phil Bredesen at Cumberland University Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Lebanon, Tenn. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via AP, Pool) less Republican candidate Marsha Blackburn speaks at the 2018 … [Read more...] about Claims fly in ads in competitive Tennessee Senate race
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For Eagle County resident Bobby Bank, the cost of health insurance is incomprehensible. Bank, like many Coloradans who live in the mountains, faces some of the highest health insurance premiums in the country. “Everyone in Colorado should pay the same price,” he said. “I should be able to buy the insurance you get.” So it’s with keen interest that he and others are watching the state’s gubernatorial race, in which both candidates — Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton and Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis — have pledged to bring down health care costs. While many issues separate the candidates, the starkest contrast may be in their approaches to improving the health care system. One of Polis’ marquee campaign promises has been establishing universal coverage for Coloradans. A longtime supporter of “Medicare for all,” Polis is among a handful of Democrats across the country running on such a promise. The Democrat … [Read more...] about “Medicare for all” or “catastrophic” coverage? The stark contrasts between Colorado’s gubernatorial candidates on health care.
The biggest corporations directly pay for many healthcare services. There are ways small companies can do the same. Paul Johnson Published 9:00 am, Saturday, June 23, 2018 Photo: SARINYAPINNGAM | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: SARINYAPINNGAM | Getty Images You Can Cut Employee Health Insurance Costs the Same Way Big Companies Do 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The cost of health insurance has risen by 50 percent in the last decade. During that time, independent physicians reduced profitability, both in percentage and actual return. How can that be? Administrative costs, regulation and place of service are major contributing factors, as is waste, fraud and abuse. A recent Harvard study shows how to cut one trillion dollars -- a third of the total cost of healthcare -- with no … [Read more...] about You Can Cut Employee Health Insurance Costs the Same Way Big Companies Do
Jonathan Oosting Detroit News Lansing Bureau Published 10:01 p.m. UTC Jun 6, 2018 Lansing — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed wants to make Michigan the first state in the nation with its own Medicare-for-all government health insurance system under a proposal he unveiled Wednesday. The former Detroit health department director and trained medical doctor wants to raise taxes on large businesses and individuals to pay for a universal “Michicare” plan he says could produce significant health care savings for families and employers. “This is an opportunity to stand up for health and human rights, to give health care to 600,000 Michiganders who have been locked out of the system," El-Sayed told The Detroit News ahead of a mid-day press conference. The plan would “do away with things like co-pays, deductibles and premiums, which are tools the insurance companies use to extract value out of the health care system,” he said. … [Read more...] about Democrat Abdul El-Sayed proposes universal health care for Michigan
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 19, 2018--A 65-year old couple retiring this year will need $280,000 1 to cover health care and medical expenses throughout retirement, according to Fidelity Investments’ 16 th annual retiree health care cost estimate. This represents a two percent increase from 2017 and a 75 percent increase from Fidelity’s first estimate in 2002 of $160,000.This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180419005696/en/A Couple Retiring in 2018 Would Need an Estimated $280,000 to Cover Health Care Costs in Retirement, Fidelity® Analysis Shows (Graphic: Business Wire)For individuals retiring this year, using same assumptions and life expectancies used to calculate the estimate for a 65-year-old couple, a male will need $133,000 to cover health care costs in retirement, while females will need $147,000, primarily due to the fact that women are expected to live longer than men.“Despite this … [Read more...] about A Couple Retiring in 2018 Would Need an Estimated $280,000 to Cover Health Care Costs in Retirement, Fidelity® Analysis Shows