Archive for March, 2014

The Cost of an Uneducated WorkforceRead More

Nancy Brune

March 27th, 2014 -

The Guinn Center appeared yesterday on Ralston Reports to address, among other topics, Ralston’s question of the day: “Is a flawed business tax to fund education better than no tax at all?” Essentially, Ralston asked the Guinn Center and his viewers to weigh how the tax functions against what the tax is meant to do…

Innovative Community Health Worker Model Improves Outcomes for High-Risk PatientsRead More

Nancy Brune

March 6th, 2014 -

A recent study found that an innovative peer support program improves access to care and quality of communication while reducing repeat hospitalizations, which can reduce costs. Experts at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have developed an effective and innovative program using trained lay community health workers to improve a range…

Outside the Box: Insurance companies in housing?Read More

Nancy Brune

March 5th, 2014 -

Joining a growing number of businesses focused on mission-related investing, UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s largest medical insurer, has recently invested $150 million to build low-income housing in a dozen states. UnitedHealth’s big push into housing isn’t charity, although the investment also brings financial benefits (in the form of tax credits). National studies show that individuals…

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