Remember the so-called death panels? When Congress debated the Affordable Care Act in 2009, the legislation originally included a provision that would have allowed Medicare to reimburse doctors when they meet with patients to talk about end-of-life care.
The right to marry in any state won't be the only gain for gay couples from last week's Supreme Court ruling. The decision will probably boost health insurance among gay couples as same-sex spouses get access to employer plans, say analysts and benefits consultants.
The pernicious effects of America's sedentary culture in many ways mirror the country's expensive, convoluted healthcare system. Powerful healthcare institutions, though, can help change the course on the local level, advocates argue.
As dry as the decision may appear, insurers literally have millions of dollars on the line when CMS comes knocking. That makes picking the right auditor, and doing so the first time, absolutely critical.