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  • Under Obamacare, employers offering more generous benefits to highly paid workers could face fines of $100 a day for every worker who doesn't get the perks, up to $500,000.

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    Keith Smith, Co-founder, Managing Partner at the Surgery Center of Oklahoma says that all funds are channeled to patient care, helping his team deliver quality healthcare and low costs.

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    The rise of "superbugs," and pressure from the government and insurers, is driving hospitals to try all sorts of new approaches to stop their spread.

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    In addition to superbugs' deadly human toll, associated health costs run into the billions. Some warn that we may never win our war against them as research tapers off.

  • A new study indicates that Obama's health care overhaul will result in a 32 percent claims cost increase which could translate into higher premiums for Americans.

  • Dr. Martha Perez examines a patient at Community Health of South Florida.

    Obamacare and the aging of doctors and patients are exacerbating the shortage of primary care physicians.

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    Spending on drugs to treat common diseases fell 1.5 percent among customers who receive prescription benefits through commercial insurers.

  • A sharp and surprisingly persistent slowdown in the growth of health care costs is helping to narrow the federal deficit, leaving budget experts trying to figure out whether the trend will last.

  • A new report shows non-network providers are charging insured patients outrageous out-of-network fees. Doctors fault insurers for reimbursing doctors at far lower rates than before.

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    Making the health care system function better could save $2 trillion on health costs over the next decade, Dr. David Blumenthal, Commonwealth Fund president, told CNBC on Friday.

  • One of the worst flu seasons in a decade is putting further strains on an already sluggish U.S. economy as companies get slammed with increased health care costs and lower productivity from widespread worker absences.

  • A patch to stop the reimbursement cuts to doctors who treat Medicare patients included in the "cliff" deal doesn’t address patient disengagement from the health care process, Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Ohio, Wisconsin Reject Obamacare Health Exchanges

    It's hard to see how lawmakers can avoid touching health insurance if they want to eliminate loopholes and curtail deductions so as to raise revenue and lower tax rates.

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    Income-based premium hikes are likely part of any budget deal, and would eventually affect one in four retirees.

  • Since 2000, the number of trained nurses entering the job market has increased, but demand is expected to outpace it  according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This leaves many nursing positions unfilled.“There are lots of different nursing categories, but there are always shortages,” said Tony Lee, publisher of  and  “Every time they go through a hiring binge, they have to have another one six months later because of demand.”

    Greek hospitals are in such dire straits that staff are failing to keep up basic disease controls such as using gloves and gowns, threatening a rise in multi-drug-resistant infections, according to Europe's top health official.

  • Cincinnati Health Care Company Requires Flu Shot

    Some 150 workers at TriHealth, a Cincinnati-based health care company are unemployed today because they refused to get a free, company-sponsored flu shot. Michael Cannon, Cato Institute, thinks the company has a right to make this decision, while Barbara Fisher, National Vaccine Information Center, thinks this a violation of the workers' informed consent rights.

  • Countries With Aging Populations

    The world is rapidly aging. A whopping two billion people will be 60 years and older by 2050, more than triple the number in 2000.

  • The world is rapidly aging. A whopping 2 billion people will be 60 years and older by 2050, more than triple the amount in 2000, according to the World Health Organization.This demographic change has major implications for the global economy. Some of the world's biggest economies are facing rising healthcare costs, a shrinking workforce, higher pension costs and diminishing fertility rates. Many countries have already begun adapting to their increasingly aging populations by raising the retireme

    We've come up with a list of countries with the starkest gap between the number of old and the number of young. Find out which countries have the biggest gap between old and young.

  • Health Care Needs More Entrepreneurs and Innovation: Google Ventures Head

    The managing partner of Google's venture capital, Bill Maris,  says under-investment in health sciences is short-sighted.

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    The goal is to enable physicians and pharmaceutical companies to use complex genetic data to tailor treatment on an individual basis, according to Mike Pellini, CEO of Foundation Medical.