• Home
  • /
  • Category Archives: "Asahp Newswire Archives"

Health And Well Being Survey of Employers

PricewaterhouseCooper’s Health & Well-being Touchstone survey addresses benefit plans offered by U.S.-based employers. In its 2016 report, information is gathered about what employers are doing and thinking of doing with their benefit programs, strategy, and administration. Summary data are provided on topics, such as future healthcare strategies and health care reform. Survey results can be...
Read more

5 Lessons to Take From the Fisher Decision

The gasps heard in higher-education circles around midmorning on Thursday were not, as anticipated, expressions of dismay. Rather, with the U.S. Supreme Court’s 4-3 decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (Fisher II), the mood among higher-education leaders was one of apparent shock — and delight. Many had feared that the court’s hearing the case for the...
Read more

Medicare Program Continues Slow Cost Growth

Medicare, the second-largest social insurance program in the U.S. with 55.3 million beneficiaries had total expenditures of $648 billion in 2015. The Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund will have sufficient funds to cover its obligations until 2028, two years earlier than projected last year, according to the latest annual report from the Medicare Board of Trustees...
Read more

Supreme Court Upholds University of Texas’ Race Conscious Admissions Policy

In a stunning 4-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the affirmative action program of the University of Texas that combines the university’s “top ten percent” admission policy combined with a “holistic review” of applications. Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority in Fisher v. University of Texas, said, “As this Court has said, enrolling a...
Read more