New Health Insurance Fee For Research Sparks Questions.

The AP (12/28, Alonso-Zaldivar) reports, “Starting in 2012, the government will charge a new fee to your health insurance plan for research to find out which drugs, medical procedures, tests and treatments work best.” While the goal “is to answer such basic questions as whether that new prescription drug advertised on TV really works better […]

Healthcare Reform Law Already Affecting Millions

Leading news from the National Association of Health Underwriters USA Today¬†(12/28, Kennedy) reports that “it can be difficult to dig through the rhetoric to determine just what the 2010 health care law has done,” but “proponents and foes say big pieces of the law have been enacted and have already affected millions of people’s lives.” […]

Coronary Heart Disease Steadily Declining

Coronary heart disease is continuing its steady decline in the United States. Overall, 6 percent of adults had heart disease in 2010, down from 6.7 percent in 2006. Better treatments for high blood pressure and high cholesterol, as well as declines in smoking, may explain the trend, experts say. Better Health Insurance Policies are one […]