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Health Care Waste Set at $750B a Year

ABQ Journal September 07, 2012

  The U.S. health care system squanders $750 billion a year — roughly 30 cents of every medical dollar — through unneeded care, byzantine paperwork, fraud and other waste, the influential Institute of Medicine said Thursday in a report that ties directly into the presidential campaign. President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are accusing each other of trying to slash Medicare...

Village chooses Lovelace for employee insurance

Ruidoso News September 05, 2012

Ruidoso village officials said at their meeting earlier this month the transition of employees to the Lovelace Health Plan is going smoothly. The change was aimed at keeping a lid on premiums while providing the best coverage for the money, Village Manager Debi Lee said. But some new enrollees complained about having to travel outside of the village for blood and other laboratory work. As part...

Will Brokers Have a Role in Health Insurance Exchanges

New Mexico Business Weekly August 31, 2012

Insurance brokers work with businesses and their employees to navigate a slew of health care acronyms, explain what it means to be in or out of network and generally help companies find the best health insurance coverage. But health care reform, particularly the health insurance exchanges that are supposed to make it easy for companies and individuals to buy insurance, could greatly reduce the...

Lovelace to insure 400 Ruidoso village employees

New Mexico Business Weekly August 28, 2012

Lovelace Health Plan said Monday that it has been chosen to insure 400 of the village of Ruidoso’s employees and their families. As part of the contract, Lovelace worked with Quest Diagnostics to offer a blood draw station at the office of Dr. Frank Dimotta in Ruidoso, Lovelace said in a news release. Village employees, their family members and any Lovelace Health Plan member will be able to get...

Village of Ruidoso Chooses Lovelace Health Plan

Lovelace Health System August 28, 2012

Lovelace Health Plan is pleased to announce it has been chosen to insure Village of Ruidoso employees and their family members. This contract provides about 400 people with Lovelace Health Plan’s affordable, accessible coverage as well as access to Lovelace Health System’s high quality technology and service. Lovelace Health Plan offers access to more than 9,000 health care providers and...

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