Virginia’s Youngkin signs 700 bills that cover health care, police and taxes | National News

(The Center Square)—Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed about 700 bills impacting the economy, health care policy, law enforcement policies, taxes and various other issues. Each bill had some level of bipartisan support, needing approval from the Republican-controlled House of Delegates and the Democratic-controlled Senate. The governor also amended more than 100 bills, which the General … Read more

Virginia’s Youngkin signs 700 bills that cover health care, police and taxes | State

(The Center Square)—Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed about 700 bills impacting the economy, health care policy, law enforcement policies, taxes and various other issues. Each bill had some level of bipartisan support, needing approval from the Republican-controlled House of Delegates and the Democratic-controlled Senate. The governor also amended more than 100 bills, which the General … Read more

‘UNSUSTAINABLE’: State lawmakers push health care industry to lower its prices | News

More than a year after an extensive study on hospital prices in the United States, Indiana House Speaker Todd Huston, R-Fishers, and Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray, R-Martinsville, sent a not-so-subtle threat in the form of letters to state insurers and hospitals. Their message was clear: Find a way to lower your prices to … Read more

Charleston City Council Ward 20 candidate: Chad Robinson (D) | free pass

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Financial Focus: Retiring early? Know your health care choices | Local News

Life doesn’t always go as planned. For example, you might think you’ll retire at 65 or later, when you’ll be eligible for Medicare. But if you retire before then, how will you pay for your health care? Without insurance, you risk incurring thousands of dollars of expenses if you are injured or become seriously ill. … Read more

Pike County Retired Teachers Association holds health fair | News

The Pike County Retired Teachers Association held a health fair on March 15 at the Pike County Public Library on Lee Avenue in Pikeville. Submitted photos The Pike County Retired Teachers Association held its first Health Fair on March 15 at the Pike County Library. Although the March weather ushered in a crisp, cool morning, … Read more

Schools hesitant to join Idaho’s health insurance plan with incoming funding boost | Finance

Idaho lawmakers voted to send an additional $105 million annually to K-12 schools in hopes of improving employees’ health insurance. But some schools are hesitant to switch over to the state’s comparatively low-premium, high-benefit insurance plan for fear that the state funding won’t cover the costs. Proponents have touted the funding increase as a “game … Read more

Op-Ed: Mark Cuban shows how the free market helps patients | National

Billionaire investor Mark Cuban is known for his razzle-dazzle. Not only has he backed a long string of tech, media, and cryptocurrency companies, he also owns the Dallas Mavericks basketball team and is a TV star on “Shark Tank.” Getting into discount drugs might not have seemed like an obvious next move for Mr. Cuban. … Read more

Healthcare wage growth during COVID lagged behind other industries despite pandemic burden

The average wages for US healthcare workers rose less than wages in other industries during 2020 and the first six months of 2021, despite the healthcare workforce shouldering the heavy burden of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. This was according to a recent analysis from Indiana University, the nonprofit Rand Corp. and the University of Michigan … Read more

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance: Don’t fall for that life insurance ad on TV | business news

It’s a scenario that John Buenger encounters all too often at his independent insurance agency. People see an ad for life insurance on TV, but when they ask for more details, the policy isn’t what they expected. “The fine print on these ads goes by so quickly that when people call in to get more … Read more