It's open enrollment time at work. Prepare yourself. Starting in 2010, your employer is making sure that when it comes to paying for your health care, you're going to be sharing much more of the burden.
After his sister nagged him for eight years to go to the doctor, Kurt Berger finally had a physical late last year. Then in January, he received a phone call from his doctor: Tests showed he had prostate cancer.
You'll likely have to make a crucial financial decision this month, and we're not talking about how much to spend on Aunt Hilda's holiday present. From October to November every year, millions of Americans must select health insurance and other benefits at work.
Participation in government health insurance programs -- particularly those aimed at children -- increased from 2006 to 2007, leading to a decrease in the number of Americans lacking insurance, the U.S. Census Bureau said Tuesday.
Californians in November defeated a ballot initiative that would have required employers to provide health care coverage for their workers. Some state lawmakers are now attempting the opposite approach to ease the state's soaring emergency-care debt and 6 million uninsured citizens: requiring citizens to buy their own health insurance.
George Bush and his G.O.P. allies in Congress thought the Medicare prescription-drug benefit they enacted last December would take a key issue away from the Democrats and entice millions of seniors to vote Republican this November.