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Dec
09

Health and Levels of Healthcare Vary Greatly Across England

Research indicates that socio-economic and cultural factors can have a significant impact on regional health levels across the UK.

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Oct
22

Solving the Medicare Budget Puzzle

Republicans and Democrats have finally ended the government shutdown, but in upcoming budget negotiations, will the two sides agree on how to reduce Medicare spending?

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Oct
11

Universal Health Coverage in China

As Obamacare dominates the news in America, China enjoys the benefits of its own government-sponsored health insurance.

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Oct
04

Successes and Failures in the First Week of Online Exchanges

In their first days of operation, U.S. health insurance exchanges see satisfied customers, technical glitches, and a government shutdown.

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Jun
14

Proposed Hong Kong Healthcare Reforms Fraught with Difficulties

The Hong Kong government has recently suffered an angry reaction from the insurance industry in response to its proposed standardised medical insurance plan. Insurers argue that the government has backed down, in this new move, from regulating the costs of private hospitals. Under the new Health Protection…

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Jun
13

Plastic and Not So Fantastic - New Cosmetic Surgery Regulations

Cosmetic surgery is big business in the UK. According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), the number of facelifts, liposuction procedures, nose jobs and other surgical cosmetic operations in the UK totaled 43,172 last year, and the industry is predicted to be worth £3.6 billion in the UK by 2015. As cosmetic…

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May
20

A Greek Tragedy: The Healthcare Service in Greece

The Greek national debt is never very far from the headlines, with reports of officials fiddling budget figures, youths rioting in the streets and what seems like a endless increase in the number of unemployed. While all this all seems like a shocking and unacceptable situation for a member of the European Union, a recently published

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Oct
04

AIG and US Government Agree On Bailout Settlement

American International Group Inc. (AIG) has recently announced it has reached an agreement with the US Government to repay the billions of US dollars it received during the credit crisis back in September 2008. The repayment plan could even return a profit to US taxpayers.

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Jul
16

AIA IPO Plans Moving Forward

According to recent reports citing an unidentified source, American International Group Inc. (AIG) plans to go ahead with an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of its AIA Group life-insurance unit, later on this year.

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Apr
28

Towards the Edge: Recession Presses Need for Change

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