DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: Health Care Companies Want To Know What You’re Buying

Your doctor, hospital, or insurance company want to know more about you — like whether you stop paying for a gym membership, go to a fast food restaurant, or buy a pack of cigarettes.

According to Bloomberg News, some hospitals are starting to use information collected by data brokers to create profiles on their current and potential patients. The goal is to identify who is more likely to get sick, so they can intervene ahead of time.

06/27/2014

Long-Term Care, long term care

All About Long Term Care Insurance

Long-term care is a variety of services that includes medical and non-medical care to people who have a chronic illness or disability.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–06/12/2014

President Barack Obama. (Photo credit  JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Obama’s Handling Of Scandals

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Joe Mathieu looks at how President Obama has handled some recent internal scandals.

05/22/2014

Health Care Tax

Harvard Study: Mass. Health Reform Law Lowered Death Rates

Harvard researchers estimate that Massachusetts health reform law has prevented some 320 deaths per year or, one life saved for each 830 people gaining coverage.

05/06/2014

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GOP White House Hopefuls Batter Obama On Health Care At NH Gathering

President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is coming under renewed attack as some of the nation’s leading conservatives gather for a New Hampshire summit thick with presidential implications.

04/12/2014

More than 1,200 heroin bags stamped "Obamacare" and "Kurt Cobain" were seized in an Interstate 91 traffic stop on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. (Credit: Massachusetts State Police)

1,250 Bags Of Heroin Stamped ‘Obamacare’ and ‘Kurt Cobain’ Seized

Four suspects were arrested early Friday morning after 1,250 plastic bags of heroin were found in their vehicle during a traffic stop, the Massachusetts State Police reported.

12/20/2013

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) [Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images]

Election Watch: Will Obamacare Hurt Democrats In 2014?

Less than a year from now, voters head to the polls for the 2014 midterm elections.

12/13/2013

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Obamacare Key Dates In 2014

Implementation of the health reform law continues through 2014 with these key dates.

11/25/2013

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Three Glaring Changes Needed To Fix Obamacare

Some immediate fixes can address problems that are becoming evident as provisions of the new law take effect.

11/18/2013

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Romneycare Vs. Obamacare: Key Similarities & Differences

Can the nation expect to see the same positive results across the country as was seen in Massachusetts?

11/13/2013

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