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Rashi Fein dies at 88; economist considered a father of Medicare

Thursday, 18 September 2014 19:59
Rashi Fein, a Harvard economist considered one of the fathers of Medicare, who threw his intellectual and moral weight behind full, affordable healthcare for nearly seven decades, stretching from the Truman administration to the Obama presidency, died Sept. 8 in Boston. He was 88. The cause was melanoma, said his son, Alan. Fein began studying the economics of medical care in the early 1950s when he worked for President Truman's Commission on Health Needs.
Battle for soul, brain of Senate in full swing
Thursday, 18 September 2014 16:54 Written by
Many scenarios for the outcome of the election could change outlook for next year WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 10: Pennsylanvia Ave. and the U.S. Capitol is shown on a rainy morning on October 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. The U.S. government shutdown is entering its eleventh day as the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives remain gridlocked on funding the federal government.
Anthem, LA providers creating HMO to compete with Kaiser
Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:07
“We've all done this before, we just haven't done this together,” said Craig Leach, president and CEO of Torrance Memorial Health System. Vivity will offer CalPERS' 210,000 members in Los Angeles and Orange counties access to health systems “that frankly, from a price perspective, would not have been available” without adding $100 per month to premiums otherwise, said Ann Boynton, deputy executive officer for benefit programs, policy and planning at CalPERS.
Group Benefits reserves continue decline
Thursday, 18 September 2014 07:00
Sep 19, 2014 19:00 Marsha Shuler| This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sept. 19, 2014 Comments Office of Group Benefits reserves will continue to decline in the current fiscal year even after major health plan changes, a key legislative budget panel heard Friday.
All Policy is Local: Do all those ads matter?
Thursday, 18 September 2014 06:13
As a health care influencer, you're getting this monthly newsletter as part of POLITICO's in-depth series All Policy is Local: Health Care, which provides deeper coverage of the intersection of pressing policy issues and the most-contested midterms. For more from this special reporting series, go to: http://politi.co/1rqsGPI. WELCOME TO HEALTH CARE AND THE MIDTERMS - This newsletter is a monthly feature of the POLITICO series 'All Policy is Local: Health Care,' examining how health policy…
As Tillis Trails Hagan, NRA Launches Major Ad Buy
Thursday, 18 September 2014 04:43 Written by
This isn’t a surprise, but Thom Tillis needs something to happen if he’s to unseat Hagan by Election Day. Recent news hasn’t been too kind to Tillis. A poll from the conservative Civitas Institute showed that unaffiliated voters in North Carolina, who make up 27 percent of the electorate, back Hagan over him. A Fox News poll of likely North Carolina voters showed that Sen.
Health insurance program for state workers still hemorrhaging cash
Thursday, 18 September 2014 04:31
Health insurance program for state workers still hemorrhaging cash Published Sep 19, 2014 at 3:16 pm (Updated Sep 19, 2014) Related Stories Health insurance program for state workers still hemorrhaging cashPublic input meeting set on master plan for BR Health District BRAF looking to create 'comprehensive plan' to battle autism in BRDHH to provide $18M to keep BR General Mid City ER open through June 2015
La. health insurance program still hemorrhaging cash
Thursday, 18 September 2014 03:54
CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE BATON ROUGE – Despite sweeping changes enacted by Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration, the health insurance program for state workers and public school employees will have to use $88 million from its reserve fund to cover its costs this year. The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Office told lawmakers Friday that the Office of Group Benefits will spend an estimated $7.4 million more each month on claims and operating expenses than it will receive in premium payments.
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Thursday, 18 September 2014 02:10
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Health insurance program still hemorrhaging cash
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:11
By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The health insurance program that covers Louisiana state workers and public school teachers is expected to spend $7 million more a month than it receives during this budget year. The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Office told lawmakers Friday that the "negative burn rate" continues even after premium hikes, service reductions and higher deductibles being put in place by Gov.
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