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Mar 6, 2017

Report: Health care jobs in New York growing fast

ALBANY— A new report finds a growing number of health care jobs in New York state. The report released by the University at Albany says health care employment in New York increased by 24 percent between 2000 and 2014. The school’s Center for Health Workforce Studies says employment in home health care more than doubled […]

May 13, 2015

INSIDE WASHINGTON: No fallout for congressional health plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — If the Supreme Court rules the way most Republicans want in the latest health overhaul case, GOP lawmakers who now have insurance coverage under President Barack Obama’s law might have some explaining to do. Members of Congress, staffers and dependents actually get their health insurance under a little-known provision of “Obamacare.” But […]

Apr 30, 2015

GOP divided as High Court ruling on health care law nears

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ron Johnson was elected to Congress in 2010 as an adamant foe of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Yet facing a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could disrupt how that law functions, the Wisconsin Republican is among many in the GOP who want Congress to react with caution. If the plaintiffs […]

Mar 20, 2015

Health care law paperwork costs small businesses thousands

NEW YORK — Complying with the health care law is costing small businesses thousands of dollars that they didn’t have to spend before the new regulations went into effect. Brad Mete estimates his staffing company, Affinity Resources, will spend $100,000 this year on record-keeping and filing documents with the government. He’s hired two extra staffers […]

Jan 12, 2015

Got help paying for health care? Watch your mailbox

WASHINGTON — If you’re among the millions of consumers who got financial help for health insurance last year under President Barack Obama’s law, better keep an eye on your mailbox. The administration said Monday it has started sending out tax reporting forms that you’ll need to fill out your 2014 return. Like W-2s for health […]

Nov 20, 2014

Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

WASHINGTON — Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers. Members of the Senate meet Thursday to scrutinize the recent, unexpected trend among generic medicines, which are copies of branded […]

Nov 10, 2014

Tips for comparing health care plans

A brochure offering tips to New Yorkers buying health insurance coverage for 2015 is available online through the office of the attorney general. The pamphlet, “Shopping for Health Insurance Coverage,” is being released in advance of the New York State of Health Marketplace’s open enrollment period, which begins Saturday. The Marketplace is the only official […]

Nov 3, 2014

Stock market’s recovery is led by drugmakers

NEW YORK (AP) — For stocks, it’s just what the doctor ordered. Health care companies are leading the market’s rebound from a sharp sell-off two weeks ago, helping push the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index back to record levels. The industry, which is made up of a range of companies, […]

Aug 25, 2014

For election, Dems reframe debate on health care

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of repealing. Two-term Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor, who is locked in one of the most competitive races in the country, […]

Mar 18, 2014

Teamwork key to economic success

Leaders from nine of the community’s largest businesses have been meeting for several years with the goal of becoming the healthiest community in America. And it is paying off, according to Paul Speranza, vice chairman and general counsel and secretary at Wegmans Food Markets. The collaboration has resulted in a generic drug program that saves […]

Dec 13, 2013

Federal data show health care disparities among states

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Residents in some parts of the U.S. are signing up for health care coverage at a significantly greater rate than others through the new online insurance marketplaces now operating in every state. The discrepancy may trace back to the political leanings of their elected leaders. Newly released federal figures show more […]

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