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Obamacare Deadline March 31, Will Numbers Hit Goal?

Obamacare Deadline March 31, Will Numbers Hit Goal?

By Lacy Langley March 20, 2014

The Obamacare enrollment deadline is quickly approaching on March 31st, and numbers are picking up the pace as expected. However, with numbers sitting just above 5 million enrolled, will the number of Americans signing up reach the projected 7 million? …

Dr. Vivek Murthy Nominated as U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy Nominated as U.S. Surgeon General

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On Thursday night, the White House announced President Obama’s nomination for the next U.S. Surgeon General. The ideal nominee, Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy, is the co-founder and president of Doctors for America, a group that has been supporting and promoting Obama’s …

Kathleen Sebelius, Health And Human Services Secretary Gets Handled By Jon Stewart Kathleen Sebelius, Health And Human Services Secretary Gets Handled By Jon Stewart

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Kathleen Sebelius is the Health and Human Services Secretary, and as a result of Obamacare recently going into effect, she has been put on the hot seat with Jon Stewart. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart certainly has a reputation …

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare 5-4 Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare 5-4

In what is sure to be a hotpoint in this political cycle and maybe even the next few years, the Supreme Court of the United States of America upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act with a 5-4 split …

Supreme Court Ruling Upholds Obamacare Supreme Court Ruling Upholds Obamacare

Supreme Court has ruled in favor of keeping President Barack Obama’s much-maligned health care legislation, which has been dubbed “Obamacare” by folks on both sides of the fence. The decision to keep the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was …

Microsoft, AARP to Offer Online Medical Records Microsoft, AARP to Offer Online Medical Records
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Microsoft and AARP have joined for a project that looks to make it easier for people over the age of 50 to manage health information and dispense it to family and healthcare providers. The service, AARP Health Record, which will …

Todd Park To Be New U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park To Be New U.S. Chief Technology Officer

President Obama today named Todd Park as the next U.S. Chief Technology Officer, bumping him up from his current CTO position with the Department of Health and Human Services. While CTO at HSS, Park was tasked with bringing the health …

QR Codes and Mammograms: Better Health Through Technology QR Codes and Mammograms: Better Health Through Technology

If you ask most people, I’m sure that they would tell you that the health care field can greatly benefit from the rapidly growing tech sector. Whether it is better machinery, more organized record keeping or doctors having accessibility to …

Online Care Helps Control Blood Pressure

People with high blood pressure have a better chance of managing the condition by using the Internet according to a report in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association.

Dr. Beverly B. Green, at the University of Washington in Seattle, and other researchers examined if high blood pressure could be monitored over the Internet without having to visit a doctor.

Microsoft, Kaiser Partner On Online Health Data

Microsoft and Kaiser Permanente, the largest U.S. health maintenance organization are partnering on a patient information exchange pilot program to allow patients to have more control over their health records.

Healthy Thoughts From Google

Health care information should be readily available from the health care system, with an emphasis on relevance and personalization. Preferably without too much government involvement.

Small Business and Health Care

As a small business owner, I’m concerned about the growing costs of health care. This year our insurance went up 16%…nothing to sneeze at. We also upped our company contribution to 60% (from 50%), so I’m acutely aware of this cost on our bottom line.

A few weeks back, BusinessWeek ran an interesting story called Get Healthy–Or Else, about how Scotts, the lawn-care company, is tackling the high cost of health insurance. Some might argue their approach is forward thinking (one employee’s life was saved by being nagged to go to a physical) or invasive (another employee was let go for failing a drug test for…tobacco.)

TauMed Takes Health Vertical To Community

Health care verticals have begun to build a foundation on the Internet. TauMed’s founder Tauseef Bashir wants people to enjoy a healthy online community along with the most relevant health information they can find.