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Unhappy homes

...much below average."That's according to an analysis of the agency's Nursing Home Compare data by the Kaiser Family Foundation, which found 46 percent of Georgia nursing homes rated below average, making the state tied with Oklahoma...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-06-19/unhappy-homes
Lawsuit will challenge certificate of need requirement for new hospitals

...Barfield, argue the real objection is because they charge less than hospitals. They point to a 2009 study by the Kaiser Family Foundation finding that health care costs in states like Georgia with CON laws are 11 percent higher than those without...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-30/lawsuit-will-challenge-certificate-
Nearly half of nursing homes in Augusta area rated below average

...hospitalization. An additional 11 percent suffered temporary medical injury.A recent study by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation found that for-profit facilities, which 70 percent of all homes are, have twice the number of low-star...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-06-06/nearly-half-nursing-homes-au
Database shows 2016 price increases sought by insurers

...think all signs are pointing to bigger premium increases than in 2015," said Larry Levitt of the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, a health care information service.Levitt said part of the reason is that insurers will be basing 2016 premiums...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-01/health-insurance-2016-rates-rise
Medicare's end-of-life counseling policy announced

...year in the U.S. are 65 and older, making Medicare the largest insurer at the end of life, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation."As a practicing physician, and a son, and someone who has dealt with this in his own family, I would say...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-07-09/medicares-end-life-counsel
No need for certificate

...increase ? per-capita costs are 11 percent higher in states with CON laws than states without them, says a Kaiser Family Foundation study.And they bring unnecessary delay and strife to what should be the reflexive and trouble-free process...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-05-07/no-need-certificate
Government offers new rules on workplace wellness programs

...That law says wellness programs must be voluntary.Karen Pollitz, an insurance expert with the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, said the commission previously had maintained that participation in wellness programs must be voluntary...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-16/government-offers-new-rule
State retiree provider dropping Medicare Advantage plan

...in the traditional Medicare program, with about 30 percent enrolled in an Advantage plan, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.More than 102,000 people are in Medicare Advantage plans under Georgia's State Health Benefit Plan, according...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-09-16/state-retiree-provider-dropp
Average Affordable Care premiums going up in 2015

...stable nationally, driven largely by strong competition among insurers," said Larry Levitt of the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. "How the law is playing out varies quite a bit across the country, with premiums increasing in some areas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-04/average-affordable-care-pr
Obama struggles to save his cherished health law

...nothing normal about this law from the start," said Larry Levitt, an insurance expert with the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. "There's been no period of smooth sailing."Levitt says the ACA might yet have that kind of influence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-11-16/obama-struggles-save-his