Health Care Costs
It’s the time of year when most workers start making their benefit selections for next year.
Every American with health insurance, including Medicare, is now eligible for many preventive services that previously often required a co-payment, deductible or other out-of-pocket cost.
Some of President Barack Obama’s former advisers are proposing major changes aimed at controlling health care costs as political uncertainty hovers over his health law.
The legislation aims to control health care costs that have continued to grow following the 2006 law, which requires nearly all residents to have health insurance coverage.
Massachusetts lawmakers are preparing to debate a bill House and Senate negotiators say will save up to $200 billion in health care costs over the next 15 years.
A new measure is bringing some relief to local communities struggling with skyrocketing health care costs for municipal employees. Jon Keller is at large.
Mayor Menino says conditional agreement has been reached with the city’s three dozen public employee unions that would save the city $70 million in health care costs.
It’s no secret: health care costs are eating up budgets in cities and towns across Massachusetts.
Local cities and towns are trying to find a way to work with unions to help curb skyrocketing health care costs.
Gov. Patrick says the next phase of health care reform should focus more on paying doctors for keeping their patients well instead of the fee-for-service model.