Medicare http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23575/all en Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/reuters-health-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Competition affects who gets a liver transplant: study<br /> 2013-01-07T015437Z_1_BRE906019_RTROPTC_0_US-LIVER-COMPETITION.X<br /> ML () -</p> <p>Analysis: Obama may turn Medicare reform into wider health<br /> debate</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/reuters-health-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Flu pandemic in the United States Government Health Health care in the United States Healthcare reform in the United States Influenza A virus subtype H1N1 Labor Medicare Person Career Politics Social Issues Technology United States National Health Care Act Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731340 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-health-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Competition affects who gets a liver transplant: study<br /> 2013-01-07T015437Z_1_BRE906019_RTROPTC_0_US-LIVER-COMPETITION.X<br /> ML () -</p> <p>Onyx to test cancer drug for wider use<br /> 2013-01-07T185326Z_1_BRE9060O2_RTROPTC_0_US-ONYX-RESULTS-CANCER<br /> DRUG.XML () -</p> <p>U.S. high court won't review federal embryonic stem cell<br /> funds<br /> 2013-01-07T193341Z_2_BRE9060IR_RTROPTC_0_US-USA-COURT-STEMCELL.<br /> XML () -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-health-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Education Flu pandemic in the United States Government Health Health care in the United States Healthcare in Canada Healthcare reform in the United States Influenza A virus subtype H1N1 Labor Medicare MedImmune Person Career Politics Social Issues Technology United States United States National Health Care Act Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:02:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731543 at http://www.globalpost.com White House encouraged at House plans for clean debt cap rise http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/blank-headline-received-19 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - The White House on Friday welcomed plans by U.S. House of Representatives Republicans to raise the government's debt ceiling, as long as the increase is not conditioned upon spending cuts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/blank-headline-received-19" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Medicare Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:45:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736341 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/reuters-health-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Creditors probe meningitis-linked pharmacy owners' pay</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/reuters-health-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Allergan Business Medicare Politics Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 13:30:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738287 at http://www.globalpost.com TEXT-Senator Rubio's prepared remarks in response to Obama's speech http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/text-senator-rubios-prepared-remarks-response-obamas-speech <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Here is the complete text of Florida Senator Marco Rubio's remarks as prepared for delivery on Tuesday. Rubio gave the Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/text-senator-rubios-prepared-remarks-response-obamas-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Entertainment Environment Federal assistance in the United States Health Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Law Medicare Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:48:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755159 at http://www.globalpost.com WORLD-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 2300 GMT/2 PM ET http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/world-news-schedule-at-2300-gmt2-pm-et <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Editor: David Brunnstrom + 1 202 789 8015</p> <p>Global Picture Desk: + 65 6870 3775</p> <p>Global Graphics Desk: + 65 6870 3595</p> <p>(All times GMT/ET)</p> <p>TOP STORIES</p> <p>Venezuela's Hugo Chavez dead from cancer</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/world-news-schedule-at-2300-gmt2-pm-et" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Federal assistance in the United States Health Healthcare reform in the United States Human Interest Medicare Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 23:30:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5774416 at http://www.globalpost.com Community Health warnings could scuttle Health Management talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130719/community-health-warnings-could-scuttle-health-management-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Deena Beasley</p> <p>(Reuters) - A warning from hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc of declining patient admissions and news that the U.S. government is stepping up a probe of how it handles Medicare patients will complicate efforts to buy rival Health Management Associates Inc, analysts said on Friday.</p> <p>They said a resulting 9 percent price drop in Community Health's shares together with lower earnings have significantly raised the cost of financing a deal.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130719/community-health-warnings-could-scuttle-health-management-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Federal assistance in the United States Health Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Law Medicare Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 19 Jul 2013 19:32:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5888454 at http://www.globalpost.com Here are 20 things Congressional Republicans could actually accomplish http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130723/here-are-20-things-congressional-republicans-could-actually-acc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Nicholas Wapshott is a Reuters columnist but his opinions are his own.)</p> <p>By Nicholas Wapshott</p> <p>(Reuters) - The Senate filibuster deal was a good start. It showed both sides can work together if they are threatened with the prospect of a chamber frozen in impotence.</p> <p>But compromise remains a dirty word among many conservatives and libertarians in Congress who would rather accomplish nothing than find a way to achieve something.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130723/here-are-20-things-congressional-republicans-could-actually-acc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Federal assistance in the United States Healthcare reform in the United States Hospitality Labor Law Medicare Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 23 Jul 2013 18:01:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5891540 at http://www.globalpost.com Humana profit rises on growth in retail, employer units http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130731/humana-profit-rises-growth-retail-employer-units <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Caroline Humer</p> <p>(Reuters) - Health insurer Humana Inc said on Wednesday that its second-quarter profit rose 18 percent, helped by low medical costs and growth in both its direct-to-customer division and employer-based insurance unit.</p> <p>Chief Executive Officer Bruce Broussard said while government cutbacks to private Medicare plans for the elderly planned for 2014 were 'onerous', he still anticipates growth in sales of these plans directly to individuals.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130731/humana-profit-rises-growth-retail-employer-units" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Health Healthcare reform in the United States Humana Humana Inc. Labor Law Medicare Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:33:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5898731 at http://www.globalpost.com Bankrupt, dogged by Medicare/Medicaid fraud allegations, The Scooter Store to close for good http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130913/bankrupt-dogged-medicaremedicaid-fraud-allegations-the-scoot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - A Texas-based company that sells wheelchairs and motorized scooters to people with limited mobility announced Friday that it's shutting down for good, following federal scrutiny over its advertising and billing.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130913/bankrupt-dogged-medicaremedicaid-fraud-allegations-the-scoot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law Medicare Motor scooters Scooter Store Technology The Canadian Press Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:47:29 +0000 The Canadian Press 5933745 at http://www.globalpost.com Shutdown impact: Travelers, military among the first to lose, effects would grow over time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130928/shutdown-impact-travelers-military-among-the-first-lose-effe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - A government shutdown would have far-reaching consequences for some agencies and services, but minimal impact on others.</p> <p>Federal air traffic controllers would remain on the job and airport screeners would keep funneling passengers through security checkpoints. The State Department would continue processing visas and applications for passports. Social Security and Medicare benefits would keep coming, and unemployment benefits would still go out.</p> <p>Mail deliveries would continue as usual.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130928/shutdown-impact-travelers-military-among-the-first-lose-effe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Medicare The Canadian Press Sat, 28 Sep 2013 10:33:30 +0000 The Canadian Press 5947371 at http://www.globalpost.com Alberta government orders Health Quality Council to review home care http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131010/alberta-government-orders-health-quality-council-review-home <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CALGARY - Alberta Health Minister Fred Horne has ordered a review of the government's troubled home care system.</p> <p>The Health Quality Council of Alberta is to look at whether standards are being followed and whether the system is being properly managed.</p> <p>Earlier this week Revera — one of the private companies contracted to provide home care in Alberta — was unable to meet its contract obligations, leaving hundreds of people without services.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131010/alberta-government-orders-health-quality-council-review-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alberta Medicare Politics Provinces and territories of Canada The Canadian Press Thu, 10 Oct 2013 19:23:21 +0000 The Canadian Press 5957626 at http://www.globalpost.com Exclusive: U.S. official in July feared HealthCare.gov 'crash' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131115/exclusive-us-official-july-feared-healthcaregov-crash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Morgan</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Almost three months before the botched launch of HealthCare.gov, a U.S. health official expressed frustration with a main contractor working on the website, fearing quality assurance issues could "crash the plane at take-off," according to government documents obtained by Reuters.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131115/exclusive-us-official-july-feared-healthcaregov-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Email Health Labor Medicare Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Nov 2013 07:24:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5989940 at http://www.globalpost.com White House says rise in health costs slower, Obamacare a factor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131120/white-house-says-rise-health-costs-slower-obamacare-factor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Felsenthal</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's signature health law has helped spur stronger economic growth by contributing to slower increases in healthcare prices and spending, the White House said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The White House's assertion of the economic benefits of the law commonly called Obamacare runs counter to the views of many critics, who say it is raising insurance premiums and chilling job creation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131120/white-house-says-rise-health-costs-slower-obamacare-factor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Environment Health Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Law Medicare Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:19:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5995094 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. budget negotiations enter final stage in Congress: aides http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131205/us-budget-negotiations-enter-final-stage-congress-aides <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Richard Cowan and David Lawder</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. congressional negotiators on Thursday aimed to put the finishing touches on a two-year budget deal that would avoid another federal shutdown next month and suspend some across-the-board spending cuts set to hit military and other domestic programs, congressional sources said.</p> <p>Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray and House of Representatives Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan were trying to seal a deal before a December 13 deadline.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131205/us-budget-negotiations-enter-final-stage-congress-aides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Medicare Paul Ryan Politics United States federal budget Thomson Reuters Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:17:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6010412 at http://www.globalpost.com