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  1. Business - Companies

    Unhealthy lifestyles targeted as health-care costs soar

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:25am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Unhealthy lifestyles targeted as health-care costs soar Employers tried the carrot, then a small stick. Now they are turning to bigger cudgels. For years they encouraged workers ... them to quit. Results for these plans were lacklustre, and health-care costs continued to soar. So firms are taking advantage of new rules under President Barack Obama's health-care ...

  2. News - World - US HEALTHCARE

    Bowing to pressure, Obama unveils fix on healthcare

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 12:24pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington Responding to criticism of his botched healthcare roll-out, President reveals fix allowing insurers to extend existing policies for one year President Barack Obama bowed to political pressure over his signature healthcare reform on Thursday, announcing he would allow insurers to extend policies that have been cancelled for one year even if they do ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH CARE

    Healthcare groups call on Health Department for regulations

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 06:21am by Candy Chan

    ... health-care professional groups have backed the Ombudsman's call for the Health Department to establish statutory controls over their trades, so the public can make informed choices when seeking services. There are more than 7,300 practitioners engaged in 15 health-care sectors who are not subject to statutory regulations, but are disciplined by associations or societies that have ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Troubled healthcare website not tested enough

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 09:09pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Contractors blame administration for changes that have led to glitches, delays and errors Troubled healthcare website not tested enough The Obama administration launched its troubled healthcare insurance website after only a minimum of crucial system-wide testing, despite contractors warning officials repeatedly about performance risks, a congressional ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China must fix its health-care system

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 03:23am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial China must focus on health care Once the mainland's health care system became a serious casualty of free-market reforms, there was no simple cure. Five years ago Beijing unveiled a three-year plan to bring the cost of medical care with ...

  6. News - World - US POLITICS

    Obama teams up with Clintons over health-care reform

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Obama enlists rivals over health care US President Barack Obama teamed up with his one-time rivals Bill and Hillary Clinton to highlight the benefits of his health-care reform, a week before one of the controversial law's key elements goes into effect. Obama, who was in New York for the UN General Assembly, joined the former president for a talk-show-like ...

  7. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Mitsui, Carlyle join queue for Quality Healthcare

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Mitsui, Carlyle join queue for Quality Healthcare Japan's Mitsui & Co and United States private equity firm Carlyle Group have submitted preliminary bids for Quality Healthcare Medical Services, which is being sold by India's Fortis Healthcare and is valued at about US$300 million, sources said. Established in 1868, Quality Healthcare is the largest provider ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Asylum seekers ask Legco for access to work, education, healthcare

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 08:33pm by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Refugees press for basic rights The plight of asylum seekers was laid out in the legislature yesterday amid fresh calls to grant them access to work, educational opportunities and more government help. Lawmakers heard ho ...

  9. Business - Companies

    Ford, UAW tackle blue-collar healthcare costs with new program

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 01:29pm by Reuters

    ... medical care for the company’s active and retired hourly workers. The program, open to workers and retirees in southeastern Michigan, is designed to help “bend the cost curve” of healthcare ... said on Monday. It is the latest attempt by Ford and the UAW trust to cope with healthcare costs, which are rising faster than the value of the assets used to pay for them. The UAW trust ...

  10. News - World - US HEALTHCARE

    Low enrolment figures underscore Obamacare woes

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 12:57pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... signed up for insurance under US President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, the government said on Wednesday, highlighting the scale of problems bedeviling Obama’s biggest domestic policy ... an individual market of millions of consumers next year to keep the healthcare programme financially viable. Obama’s top technology officer stopped short on Wednesday of promising the website would ...




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