WASHINGTON, May 21- The pension gap at U.S. not-for-profit hospitals is growing, according to a Moody's Investors Service report released on Tuesday that found the low interest rate environment is contributing to the shortfall.» Read More
The average US refrigerator is 15 percent larger than 30 years ago, and one out of four homes has a second one. See a problem?
With 12 million Americans allergic to one food item or another, sales of specialty foods are soaring.
If you're worried about how yours might fare during a downturn, consider a recession-proof industry, which caters to ongoing demands.
Dr. Toby Cosgrove, Cleveland Clinic president & CEO, discusses whether some aspects of the President's health care law should be overturned: "We need to have reform in our health care delivery system," he tells CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.
Mainland Chinese who have a second child in Hong Kong will be fined for breaching China's one-child policy, Chinese media quoted a family planning official as saying, as mainland Chinese women flock to the former British colony to give birth.
Expecting Aetna and UnitedHealth to beat Wall Street estimates as health insurers kick off fourth-quarter earnings, senior analyst Peter Costa of Wells Fargo says these companies will continue their winning streak in 2012, due to rising costs, lower unemployment and even health-care reform.
The presidential candidates share their plans for America's health care system. "We had Obamacare but we didn't have the savings," says Michele Bachmann.
While some believe government intervention in health-care reform is the only way forward, there are already health-care organizations around the country that can deliver better quality care at a lower cost.
Is legislated healthcare reform here to stay? As we watch the presidential race heat up – and look to a Supreme Court ruling this summer — no one knows for sure. Regardless, we as a nation need to realize that traditional thinking around healthcare is forever changed.
A question that is becoming more pertinent in these straightened economic times is whether it is possible to measure charitable initiatives the way businesses measure their profits.
China is hardly enjoying an athletic revolution of the people, but the foundation for one may be forming as the middle class grows richer. The NYT reports.
The market is always too optimistic about firms under DOJ fraud investigation, says Sheryl Skolnick, CRT Capital healthcare analyst. Checking in on health care, with CNBC's Herb Greenberg.
What if doctor's offices were like gym memberships? Pay a monthly fee and come as often as you like: no insurance, no deductible, no paperwork, no bill. It's called direct primary health care and may be available in your state.
While some people are frustrated about the long wait times for doctors appointments, some believe doctors are doing their jobs.
There's growing debate over whether America can afford Medicare as it is currently constructed and the costs sustainable.
Critics of the Affordable Care Act say they are not seeing any change in costs and are worried that government-run health care will increase taxes and allow insurance companies to operate without rules.
Many consumers assume that their health insurer, hospital, or state medical licensing agencies have vetted physicians who are open for business, but oversight is more lax than you might think.
What used to be mostly a matter of phony billing has spread to questionable medical procedures and identity theft, costing patients and insurers more than ever.
Though the U.S. had made much progress taking medical record keeping into the digital age, there's still some doubt that the government will reach its target by the prescribed deadline.
The reasons Americans pay more than other industrialized countries for similar health care come down to how the system is run, starting with the bottom line.