Dan Mangan is a reporter covering health care and other issues for CNBC.com.
Mangan has been a journalist for more than 20 years, most recently as a general assignment/rewrite reporter at the New York Post. In his more than dozen years at The Post, Mangan routinely covered major stories, including the 9/11 terror attacks, the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme, the 2008 financial meltdown and a slew of juicy Gotham scandals du jour, among them the personal tribulations of Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez.
Prior to that, Mangan began his career in his native Connecticut, writing obituaries for The Hour of Norwalk, before moving on to cover business, government and the court systems at The Hour, the Fairfield County Business Journal and The Advocate of Stamford.
Although cost increases have slowed, prescription drug spending has helped to boost health costs for an average family to a new milestone.
Current Obamacare customers might face higher health costs if they moved into an expanded Medicare program.
IBM's World Community Grid links volunteers' personal computers and mobile devices to form a supercomputer for disease research.
Highmark has gotten just a small fraction of the approximately $223 million it says the federal government owes it.
A majority of survey respondents said how they perceived a candidate's health would affect their vote.
Since 2011, the percentage of Americans who lack health insurance has fallen by 6 percentage points.
Capsule says its home-delivery prescription service will be faster and simpler for many consumers.
The court case challenges the legality of payments the Obama administration makes to insurers.