Health & Fitness

Can a bipartisan push save health care?

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/18 5:01A Betsey Guzior
Can the Affordable Care Act be saved? Lamar Alexander, a GOP senator from Tennessee, and Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington, announced a plan Tuesday that could fix what critics call shortcomings in the ACA. The legislation — which faces an...

Marino exits as support grows for opioid law repeal

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/17 5:05A Betsey Guzior
U.S. Rep. Tom Marino has withdrawn his nomination as the nation's drug czar while support grows to repeal a law he supported that weakened the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to go after opioid distributors. Marino’s withdrawal comes...

Male birth control breakthroughs show promise

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/17 3:43A Anne Stych
Scientists have made several preliminary breakthroughs in developing a male contraceptive, and though birth control for men has found little traction with big pharmaceutical companies, the current studies could pave the way for alternatives to...

How to do annual enrollment better

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/16 9:10P Robert Pariseau
Like it or not, annual enrollment arrives like clockwork for your employee benefits plan. Each year, your benefits plans will renew. New rates will be announced, and you and your employees will be faced with important decisions. Although you know...

Transforming health care to incentivize value and quality over volume

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/16 8:25A Dr. Paul Hain
Our health care system is at a critical moment of transformation, straddling the line between the fee-for-service payment model that has existed since the 1920s, and its antithesis – value-based care (VBC). In a fee-for-service world, everything...

ACA changes could cost women coverage

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/13 5:01A Betsey Guzior
The latest moves by President Donald Trump Thursday to rewrite the nation's health care law will likely increase what women will pay for coverage. President Trump signed an executive order that loosens requirements for minimal benefits insurance...

Four big ways North Texas is innovating in health care

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/12 1:24A Bill Hethcock
UT Southwestern is using Nobel prize winning technology to “see the world” at the atomic scale. Here are four areas in which North Texas is on the leading edge of health care innovation.

Five ways technology could make health care very personal

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/11 9:10P Daniel E. Greenleaf
As a proportion of America’s population rapidly ages, technology likely will transform health care in ways that will lower the price of delivering better care while utterly reimagining how we interact with medical professionals. The United...

Hey, millennials: Get a flu shot

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/10 2:04A Anne Stych
Want to avoid the flu this season? Experts recommend that you get a flu shot. Oh, and try to stay away from millennials. Why? Because young people between 18 and 34 don't like to stay home even if they're sick, Newsweek reported. A study found...

Can the U.S. repair its health care while keeping its innovation edge?

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/9 7:43A By Aaron E. Carroll and Austin F
Naturally, the innovation rewarded by the U.S. health care system doesn’t stay in the U.S. It’s enjoyed worldwide, even though other countries pay a lot less for it. So it’s also reasonable to debate whether it’s fair for the United States to be...
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