Category: Randall Ellis

The Healing Begins for Healthcare.gov

December 4th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Randall Ellis 0 comments

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Randall Ellis, College of Arts & Sciences

The troubled Healthcare.gov website seems to have found its sea legs at last…

Expert quote:

“It is now much easier to use and to navigate, with relatively few glitches.”

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Financial squeeze awaits W.Pa. hospitals

October 24th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Randall Ellis 0 comments

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Randall Ellis, College of Arts & Sciences

Hospitals across Western Pennsylvania could be forced to scrap some medical services, lay off more workers and reduce investment in their facilities and technology as financial pressures grow because of payment cuts and declining patient volume, an industry group warned as it reported profit margins at area hospitals were dropping steeply…

Expert quote:

“More people will have more coverage than in the past.”

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Medical Costs Register First Decline Since 1970s

June 18th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Randall Ellis, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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Randall Ellis, College of Arts & Sciences

U.S. consumers’ health-care costs fell in May for the first time in almost four decades, the latest evidence that government policies and an expansion in generic drugs are holding back prices…

Expert quote:

“I think this is a longer-term trend. It appears that the reforms will stick and health-care exchanges and other policies will bring competitive pressure to markets.”

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Small Businesses Opt To Pay Obamacare Penalty Instead Of Offering Health Insurance

April 8th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Huffington Post, Newsmakers, Randall Ellis 0 comments

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Randall Ellis, College of Arts & Sciences

Since the Affordable Care Act passed into law, companies have been vocal about the drastic measures they’ll take to avoid paying for basic health care coverage for their employees, including cutting hours and firing workers…

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Popeye’s President Unconcerned About Obamacare, Says Health Insurance ‘Just Not Affordable’

March 28th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Huffington Post, Newsmakers, Randall Ellis 0 comments

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Randall Ellis, College of Arts & Sciences

Popeye’s and Wendy’s aren’t too worried about Obamacare’s impact on their bottom lines, but the reason for their calm may rest on a faulty assumption…

Expert quote:

“Large employers of relatively low-paid workers are very worried.”

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Being insured is no guarantee unemployed will seek care

February 7th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Randall Ellis 0 comments

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Randall Ellis, College of Arts & Sciences

Unemployed people who have private health insurance are less likely to put off care because of cost than those without insurance or on public plans…

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