Cut Costs With These Health Care Strategies — and Improve Quality
It might seem counterintuitive, but there are ways employers can cut costs that result in better quality. This is according to Randy Abbott, a leader and senior strategist in Towers Watson’s North American Health and Group Benefits practice. Abbott notes that most employers want to achieve better patient outcomes at a lower cost per patient. […]
New price of Daraprim after drug was acquired by Turing Pharmaceuticals. TP CEO Martin Shkreli later backed down on price hike.
It’s very definitive there is some sort of liquid water.
Lujendra Ojha, on detection of salts on Mars, indicating the presence of water, and by extension, potentially life.
Two Counties Adopt Medicare Exchange to Keep Up Quality While Managing Costs
Cobb County in Georgia and the Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association (ACERA) in California are public retirement systems that sought new ways to provide affordable, comprehensive health plans for their retirees in the face of high costs and growing concerns over the long-term liability of offering the benefit. Both turned to Towers Watson’s OneExchange for […]
Number of refugees to be admitted to the U.S. in 2017, according to Secretary Kerry
The only thing that separates women of color from everyone else is opportunity.
Viola Davis, the first black woman to win an Emmy for best actress in a drama for her role on How to Get Away With Murder
Trump’s not white. He’s more Oompa-Loompamerican.
Stephen Colbert, during his first Late Show appearance
Vote in the California Senate, legalizing physician-assisted suicide in the state
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10,000 People Are Enrolling in Medicare Every Day
According to the latest numbers from the Social Security Administration, 10,000 people in America are enrolling in Medicare every day. With more than 76 million baby boomers, this surge in enrollment likely will continue for the next 15 years. Called the silver tsunami by some analysts, the aging of America is a cause of potential […]
Happy 50th Birthday, Medicare
On July 30, 2015, Medicare turned 50. In 1965, before Medicare was passed, nearly half of the elderly in the United States lacked health insurance. Today, just 2% of people over the age of 65 are uninsured. In fact, approximately 55 million Americans were covered by Medicare in fiscal year 2014 at a cost of $505 billion. That’s a […]