New Study: Affordable Care Act Drives Freelance Hiring

 By Elaine Pofeldt Looking to work for a big corporation? In many firms, your best opportunity could be as a freelancer, according to a new survey of human resources professionals at companies with 1,000 employees or more. Read more…
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The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on State Budgets

By Stephen Cowie Medicaid plays a crucial role in providing health care services to more than 70 million low-income Americans, including over 30 million children. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has sought to expand eligibility to anyone who earns up to 133% of the federal poverty level
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Most profitable hospitals are non-profits, study finds

By Carla K. Johnson, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO – Seven of the 10 most profitable U.S. hospitals are nonprofits, according to new research, including one in Urbana, Illinois, where hospital tax exemptions are headed for a contentious court battle that soon could determine whether
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Medical Errors Are No. 3 Cause Of U.S Deaths, Researchers Say

By Marshall Allen & Olga Pierce A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine says medical errors should rank as the third leading cause of death in the United States — and highlights how shortcomings in tracking vital statistics may hinder research and keep the problem out of
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Medicare Pays Bonuses to 231 Hospitals With Lower Quality Because of Cheaper Costs

By Jordan Rau The federal government paid bonuses to 231 hospitals with subpar quality because their patients tend to be less expensive for Medicare, new research shows. The bonuses are small, generally a fraction of a percent of their Medicare payments. Nonetheless, rewarding hospita
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