After five years of failed attempts, U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday passed a symbolic partisan bill to gut President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare reform law, but the effort has already been condemned to death by Obama’s plans to veto it.   The Republican-controlled Senate voted 52-47 to repeal several core Obamacare provisions under special budget […]

McCann Health is Agency Network of the Year, Langland Awarded Global Healthcare Agency of the Year, Grand Global Goes to Downtown Partners   New York, NY – December 3, 2015: The Global Awards℠, for the World’s Best Healthcare & Wellness Advertising℠ announced the 2015 award winners today at ceremonies taking place at New York Academy […]

(Reuters Health) – U.S. public health funding – which covers things like disease prevention, cancer screenings, contraceptives and vaccines – has been steadily falling in recent years and is expected to keep going down, a recent study projects. Real, inflation-adjusted public health expenditures surged from $39 per capita in 1960 to $281 per capita in […]

U.S. health officials said they expect 10 million people to be enrolled in healthcare plans through state-based insurance exchanges by the end of 2016, with more than one-quarter of eligible uninsured Americans signing up during this fall’s open enrolment period.   In estimates released on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services forecast […]

As U.S. health insurers chart an unprecedented consolidation of the industry, hospitals are taking a fresh look at becoming insurers themselves to keep more of their patients’ healthcare dollars in house.   Among the country’s largest insurers, Aetna Inc struck a deal to buy Humana Inc, while Anthem Inc agreed to acquire Cigna Corp. Both […]

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on Tuesday for the repeal of the “Cadillac tax” on premium health insurance plans that was created under President Barack Obama’s sweeping healthcare law. The move by Clinton, the Democratic front-runner in the 2016 White House race, is a break with the Obama administration that could win her […]