Bill Clinton: Obamacare a 'crazy system' where small businesses are 'getting killed'
Former President Bill Clinton characterized the Affordable Care Act Monday as a crazy system in which small business owners are getting killed. We've got to figure out what to do now on healthcare, Clinton said Monday at a campaign event in Flint, Mich. Her opponent [GOP nominee Donald Trump] said, 'Oh, just repeal it all. The market will take care of it.' That didn't work out very well for us, did it? We wound up with the most expensive system in the world and we insured the smallest percentage of people. On the other hand, the current system works fine, if you're eligible for Medicaid, if you're a lower-income working person, if you're already on Medicare or if you get enough subsidies on a modest income that you can afford your health care, he said. He said that's a good deal compared to the options that used to be available, but said it's not a perfect system, especially if you're a small business owner.
Hancock, Delaware Counties Honored by Wellness Council as Healthy Communities
The Wellness Council of Indiana (WCI) recently honored two Indiana communities as Indiana Healthy Community Initiative designees. The designations are the first for the WCI program, which began ear…
Why Health-Care Monopolies Shouldn't Worry Most Consumers
More than 30 percent of the country, up from 4 percent last year, could have just one carrier to choose from this fall.
FSU research team makes Zika drug breakthrough - Florida State University News
A team of researchers from Florida State University, Johns Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health has found existing drug compounds that can both stop Zika from replicating in the body and from damaging the crucial fetal brain cells that lead to birth defects in newborns. One of the drugs is already on the […]
Breathing adversely affected by too much alcohol
A new alcohol health alert: researchers have found that people who drink excessively have lower levels of nitric oxide in their exhaled breath, compared with the rest of the population. This lowers the defenses against harmful bacteria.
Telemedicine Law Now Officially in Place
The new telemedicine law went into effect July 1. The legislation (House Enrolled Act 1263), authored by Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Indianapolis), was enthusiastically supported by the Indiana Chamber because it increases access to care and potentially could reduce costs. Prior to the bill's passage, Indiana was one of only four states that had not adopted telemedicine legislation.
Boosting the Creative Juices
New research from Stanford University substantiates how the act of walking stimulates creativity. Among study participants, 81% improved their creative output when walking. The report claims that "walking outside produced the most novel and highest quality analogies. Walking opens up the free flow of ideas, and it is a simple and robust solution to the goal of increasing creativity."
Telemedicine Movement Moving Forward in Indiana
Our friends at Gibson Insurance posted a blog today about the advancement of telemedicine in Indiana. They also included comments from Indiana Chamber VP Mike Ripley: Prior to March 21, 2016, Indiana was one of just a handful of states that had not legislatively addressed the subject of telemedicine.
Starting a Movement: Healthy Businesses Fuel Healthy Communities
Building on the successful Health Means Business event earlier this year is an upcoming program supported by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Wellness Council of Indiana . Healthy Business Fuel Healthy Communities is the focus on July 13 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Some NBC staffers refuse to go to Brazil Olympics over Zika fears
Some NBC employees and Olympic athletes are refusing to travel to Rio de Janeiro to work on the network’s Olympic broadcast this summer.
Telemedicine a Potentially Healthy Benefit of Broadband Access
For the upcoming July/August edition of BizVoice , I spoke with Smithville Fiber Executive Vice President Cullen McCarty about developments in broadband - both in Indiana and around the globe. One aspect he spoke about was the significant impact on health broadband access could play for Americans living in rural areas due to telemedicine.
Final EEOC Rule Sets Limits For Financial Incentives On Wellness Programs
The federal agency says the wellness programs can get health details about workers and their spouses as long as the financial rewards or penalties do not exceed 30 percent of the cost for an individual in the company’s group health plan.
Mitch Daniels Takes on ‘Callous, Heartless and Cruel’ Anti-GMO Activists, by Julie Kelly, National Review
Although he doesn’t want to lead the free world, Daniels is quickly emerging as a leader in the world of academia. In 2012 the former Office of Management and Budget director (whom George W. Bush nicknamed “The Blade”) and two-term Indiana governor became Purdue’s president. He wasted no time in putting his executive skills to work.
Budget-Friendly Workplace Wellness Ideas
Do you have a tight budget for well-being at your organization? You don’t need unlimited resources to host an effective wellness program.
After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight
Contestants lost hundreds of pounds during Season 8, but gained them back. A study of their struggles helps explain why so many people fail to keep off the weight they lose.
Stossel: I have lung cancer. The medical care I've received is excellent but the customer service stinks
My doctors tell me my growth was caught early and I'll be fine.
Health Care to be Focus of Connect & Collaborate Events in 2016 (Coming to a City Near You!)
How Gut Bacteria Are Shaking Up Cancer Research
Top scientists at Roche Holding AG and AstraZeneca Plc are sizing up potential allies in the fight against cancer: the trillions of bacteria that live in the human body.
Why You Should Take Time to Connect With Colleagues
You might approach work differently if you knew the backstory more often.
Life Expectancy Varies Greatly Within Cities
Just a few blocks away, your neighbors may be expected to live 20 years longer.
Reflecting on HIP 2.0
Last week marked the first anniversary of the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) 2.0 and today more than 370,000 low-income Hoosiers are enrolled in a program based on personal responsibility and empowerin...