Health Care Costs

Panel OKs Higher Health Costs For Michigan WorkersThe Michigan Civil Service Commission voted Wednesday to impose higher health care costs on about 32,000 unionized Michigan government workers.
Affordable Care Act Just Weeks Away From Becoming RealityWe are weeks away from the launch of so-called online health insurance "exchanges" under the Affordable Care Act.
Free Preventative Services Insurance Providers Are Required To OfferEvery American with health insurance, including Medicare, is now eligible for many preventive services that previously often required a co-payment, deductible or other out-of-pocket cost.
MMA Seminar -- Corporate Wellness: Getting the Best Return on Your InvestmentCome join MMA members on Tuesday, April 16 for the seminar “Corporate Wellness: Getting the Best Return on Your Investment” for a discussion on effective employee wellness programs.
Insurer Of Last Resort Supporting Insurance Overhaul Bill Opponents of the move, including Republican Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, say the change could hurt seniors who rely on Medigap coverage.
Michigan Targets Obesity With Awareness CampaignThe Michigan Department of Community Health on Wednesday asked residents to agree to lose 10 percent of their body weight in an effort to bring down the state's obesity rate.
City Council Approves Hike In Health Care Rates For Non-Union City WorkersDetroit City Council has voted to approve a change in how much non-union city employees pay for health care.
Aging West Michigan Population Spells Health Care Troubles AheadWest Michigan’s increasing aging population and decreasing number of young people will likely result in higher age-related health care costs, according to a report from Grand Valley State University researchers.
Truven Health Analytics Projects 4.8 Percent Cost Growth for Health Plans in 2013Truven Health Analytics, formerly the health care business of Thomson Reuters, has released research which projects that health plans will incur a 4.8 percent growth in allowed medical and pharmacy costs in 2013.
Health Care Cost Slowdowns Continue, Predated 2007 Recession
When Health Insurance Costs Rise -- Even A Little -- People Shop AroundEven a $10 increase in premiums can drive people to a different health care plan, a University of Michigan study has found. That's good news for health care reform, which relies heavily on competition and consumer response to pricing.
Study Finds Health Care Premiums Rising Faster Than Health Care CostsThe October Health Sector Economic Indicator briefs from Altarum Institute’s Center for Sustainable Health Spending indicate that health spending in August grew by 5.0 percent relative to August 2010.
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