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Teachers union getting in the way of Christie’s budget plan to cut health costs

Gov. Chris Christie’s intention to save a quarter-billion dollars through changes to the health plans for public workers and retirees has hit a major snag.

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Study: Costs for most long-term care keep climbing

Long-term care grew more expensive again this year, with the cost of the priciest option, a private nursing home room, edging closer to $100,000 annually, according to a survey from Genworth Financial.

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Christie claims he’s found $250M in state health savings, but Democrats not so sure

Democrats say they’re uncomfortable about counting on a quarter-billion dollars in savings from not-yet-specified changes to public workers’ health plans.

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Leading private-sector health system woos veterans in ads

A leading hospital system in the U.S. is courting military veterans with a multimillion-dollar ad campaign, raising concerns from some veterans groups that private sector marketing could weaken the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system.

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State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg. (Kena Betancur, Getty Images News)
State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg. (Kena Betancur, Getty Images News)
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Payments for waiving health coverage may get reduced

Local government workers can be paid for waiving health coverage. Some lawmakers want to reduce the payments. Unions are fighting the idea.

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Omnia overload? What NJ’s healthcare overhaul means for you

Horizon's Omnia plan just beginning to be understood. It could be the future of health care or the death knell for small urban hospitals -- or maybe both.

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In this March 1, 2016, photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Bold promises, but thin agenda so far for Ryan-led House

While GOP task forces are talking about national security, jobs and health care, the House floor has largely been turned over to the obscure and the arcane.

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In this Oct. 6, 2015, file photo, the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, is displayed on a laptop screen in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
In this Oct. 6, 2015, file photo, the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, is displayed on a laptop screen in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
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Probe: HealthCare.gov ‘passive’ on heading off fraud

With billions in taxpayer dollars at stake, the Obama administration has taken a "passive" approach to identifying potential fraud involving the president's health care law, nonpartisan congressional investigators say in a report released Wednesday.

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A step forward for measuring health care quality

The government, doctors' groups, insurers and patient advocates say they're coming together on a common set of measurements for what constitutes quality health care.

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Study: To avoid higher health law premiums, switch plans

Maybe an amiable gecko could help the Obama administration sell its health insurance overhaul.

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