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1 hr ago | Eater

For Your Health: Lucques Group Latest to Add 3% Health Care Surcharge

Yet another restaurant group is hopping on the health care surcharge bandwagon: Caroline Styne and Suzanne Goin of Los Angeles's Lucques Group announced yesterday that they'll join the growing group of restaurateurs that add-on an additional percentage to diners' checks to help cover employee health insurance.

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Related Topix: Restaurant Management, Health

2 hrs ago | Post-Tribune

Commissioners look for health insurance fix

The Porter County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to provide $2 million in income tax funds to help cover the cost of health insurance, but not before telling the County Council they will have to come up with additional funds to cover the rest of the shortfall.

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Related Topix: Health

2 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

Mass. health care costs skyrocketed in 2013

While consumers saw their health insurance premiums and benefit levels stabilize in 2013, overall state spending on health care in Massachusetts climbed to over $50 billion and efforts to move away from fee-for-service care "stalled," according to a new report.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, Healthcare Law, Law

2 hrs ago | Business Journal

With statewide insurance options, Washington's business health exchange readies for close-up

Washington Healthplanfinder Business, the state-run online healthcare exchange for small businesses, has gotten off to a slow start because no insurance provider signed up to offer health care plans for companies in King, Snohomish, Pierce and most of the rest of the state.

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Related Topix: Health

3 hrs ago | Grand Island Pennysaver

Fidelis: Add health insurance to your child's list of back-to-school supplies

As the start of the school year approaches and many children need physicals and updated immunizations to go back to school, Fidelis Care reminds parents that free or low-cost health insurance coverage is available to almost all children through the New York state-sponsored program Child Health Plus.

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Related Topix: Health, Marketing, New York Government, New York

3 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Bartlett trustees could override mayor's veto on employee health care

Bartlett village trustees tonight will consider overriding Village President Kevin Wallace's veto of their decision to join a consortium of other municipalities to provide health insurance and other benefits to the town's employees.

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Related Topix: Bartlett, IL, Health, Itasca, IL, Hanover Park, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, Streamwood, IL

3 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Food Stamp Entrepreneurs: How Public Assistance Enables Business Bootstrapping

HBS Working Knowledge offers an accessible look at the latest research and ideas from the faculty of Harvard Business School.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Anchorage, AK, Family, Kids, Health, Business News

6 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Problems abound with health law immigration papers

This photo taken Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 and made available by Amy Jones, shows Shekhar Bastola, a SEAMAAC Bhutanese outreach worker, left, assisiting Bhagawat Bastola with his immigration documents in Philadelphia.

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6 hrs ago | Business Journal

Here's how many Ohioans depend on employers for health insurance

About 53 percent of working-age Ohioans get health insurance through their job or a spouse's employer, according to recently released results of this year's Ohio Health Issues Poll.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Health, Medicare, Medicaid

6 hrs ago | PC World

Amid dueling lawsuits, state needs Oracle's help with health-insurance site transition

Oregon officials still need Oracle's cooperation to meet a looming deadline related to the state's troubled health-insurance exchange website, even as both sides have lodged lawsuits against one another.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicaid

9 hrs ago | Kevin, M.D.

Price shop your prescriptions to dramatically reduce costs

My brother and I, both optometrists, had a heart-to-heart discussion about the loss of one of our patients.

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Related Topix: Optometry, Medicine, us Travel, Travel, Health

13 hrs ago | Philly.com

Co-op's quandary: Boycott, or not?

Obamacare, organic soy milk, and birth control pills have proven to be a volatile mix for Eden Foods, a small, highly regarded natural foods company.

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Related Topix: Health, US News, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, North Carolina

17 hrs ago | The Flat Hat

Selecting Sodexo: The Flat Hat recounts the Collegea s vendor decision process, outlines proposals

Sodexo was selected as the College's dining vendor after an evaluation by a dining services committee.

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Related Topix: College of William and Mary, University of Virginia, University of Vermont

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

'Long way to go' but Roseland Hospital shows signs of stability

Last June, Roseland Community Hospital nearly shut its doors because of financial problems - a move that could have left residents in one of Chicago's poorest neighborhoods without a nearby hospital.

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Related Topix: Blue Island, IL, Medicaid, Health, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Medicine, Nursing

WILX-TV Lansing

Chamber of Commerce Launches New Health Care Web Site

There's a new way to sign up for health insurance in Michigan. The Michigan Chamber of Commerce launched a new state-wide health insurance Web site Monday.

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Related Topix: Health

Salt Lake Tribune

Letter: Hypocritical lawmakers have health insurance

While driving home recently, I listened to a report describing the recent testimony before members of the Utah Legislature concerning the possible expansion of Medicaid to help cover uninsured Utahans.

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Related Topix: Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Orem, UT, Opinion

NewsTarget.com

Study shows shocking rates of undiagnosed malnutrition in older adults

A new study investigating seniors' ER visits and corresponding nutrition levels reveals that physician care in the US is out of touch with reality, that there are gaping holes in the nutritional quality of the American food supply and that modern day health insurance plans are an illusion of healthcare.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nutrition, Life, Food, Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Chapel Hill, NC

American Reporter

MomentumLIKE Arguing with a Table

Like many Americans, I had hopes that President Barack Obama would live up to the high rhetoric of his campaign.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Kent Conrad, US Senate, Democrat

Arkansas Times

Krugman on the 'Medicare miracle'

Paul Krugman writes in the New York Times about good news on the health insurance and federal budget front.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat

Denver Post

Fitness-tracking devices: Will a little Big Brother slim health costs?

To fight rising medical costs, oil company BP last year offered Cory Slagle - a 260-pound former football lineman - an unusual way to trim $1,200 from his annual insurance bill.

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Related Topix: Fitbit, iPhone and iPad App

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