Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Employees at the drugstores who don't report will face increased rates.
What would you do if you went in to work one day and your employer told you that you needed to report your weight, body fat and glucose levels or your insurance costs would jump by $600 a year? CVS employees are dealing with that very issue right now, according to the Boston Herald. "This is an incredibly coercive and invasive thing to ask employees to do,” Patient Privacy Rights founder Dr. Deborah Peel told the Herald, adding that mounting health care costs have made these policies increasingly common. According to the Herald's report, CVS Caremark employs 200,000 workers and all of them are being required to report their metrics by May 1. The company has dubbed the request “a health screening and wellness review so that colleagues know …
Friday, June 29, 2012
What do you think about the decision? See what some local pols, who are running for Barney Frank's seat, had to say.
With so many names vying for the Fourth Congressional District seat, of which Easton is a part, there is likely to be a variety of candidate opinions when it comes to the U.S. Supreme Court's (SCOTUS) health care ruling yesterday. On June 28, the court decided 5-4 to uphold the mandate for individuals to purchase health insurance, the most controversial component of the Affordable Care Act. We heard what Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Sen. Scott Brown had to say,but what about the Massachusetts politicos running for Barney Frank's seat? Here are statements from some of the Fourth District candidates: Brookline resident and Democrat Joe Kennedy III called the decision "a victory for this country", noting in his statement that …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Who won last night's republican primary debate?
Thursday, September 8, 2011
We'll be asking Easton Patch readers a different question every weekday. Questions could range from local decisions made by officials, to state issues, to national politics and entertainment. Whatever it is, we want to know what EASTON thinks! To answer, use our comments section below. Last night, seven republican candidates squared off, discussing health care, social security and the economy, among other topics. It was the first debate for Texas Governor Rick Perry. Who do you think won last night's republican primary debate?
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
State senator speaks in Sharon on Tuesday.
Paying for health care is "probably the biggest issue facing us in state government," state Sen. Brian Joyce said in Sharon Tuesday. The Senate vice chairman of the Health Care Financing Committee, Joyce (D-Milton) spoke to the Sharon Adult Center and Council on Aging's Over 60 Men's Club, at the Sharon Community Center. Joyce said health care costs represented 21 percent of state spending wheb he joined the Legislature in 1998. The figure will reach 40 percent for the state budget cycle starting July 1, he said. "If we don't make some dramatic changes by fiscal year 2020, it will be half," said Joyce, who represents Avon, Braintree, Canton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Milton, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton and West Bridgewater. The upcoming …
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