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New strategies provide a prescription for Rx cost savings

Prescriptions have become incredibly common in the modern health marketplace, with more than 70 percent of Americans taking at least one prescription drug. It’s not surprising then that employers are feeling the impact of rising drug prices on their health care budgets. 523 more words

Health & Wellness

What Will True Healthcare Reform Look Like?

My last post, “Progress on Medicaid Reform,” discusses innovations that several states have adopted to improve the delivery of Medicaid and to make it more cost efficient. 279 more words

Jack Heidel

Progress on Medicaid Reform

It is widely understood that the rapid increase in spending for entitlements (Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid) is the main driver of our debt problem.  Anything that can be done to get spending for these programs under control is of great value. 341 more words

Jack Heidel

Feds spent $7M for anti-drug ads last fall

OTTAWA – Newly released figures show the Conservative government spent more than $7 million on a 12-week anti-drug advertising campaign that ended earlier this month. 152 more words

News

Robert Pozen: The Other Debt Bomb in Public-Employee Benefits

Wall Street Journal: Underfunded health-care obligations may be close to $1 trillion. Many cities and states are in for big trouble.

Public-pension funds have garnered attention in recent years for being underfunded, but a more precarious situation has received much less notice: health-care obligations for public retirees. 53 more words

Politics

America's Most Outrageously Expensive Places to Live

If you’re trying to pinch pennies, you might want to stay away from New York City, Bellevue, Wash., Scottsdale, Ariz., and, oh, just about anywhere in California. 348 more words