HSA IRS Plan Maximums
The IRS recently released Revenue Procedure 2017-37, which provides information on the limits for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for 2018. The annual contribution limitation on deductions for individuals with self-only coverage under a high deductible health plan will be $3,450. The deduction limitation for an individual with family coverage will be $6,900. Please note, these limits […]Read More
Pediatricians Say No Fruit Juice in Child’s First Year
The nation’s top pediatricians are advising parents to stop giving fruit juice to children in the first year of life, saying the drink is not as healthful as many parents think. In the past, the American Academy of Pediatrics had advised parents to avoid 100 percent fruit juice for babies younger than 6 months. On […]
Health Policy Is Vital to Tax Reform Policy
Today the House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on improving the competitiveness of American businesses. It should consider health policy as well as tax policy in its deliberations. There is strong bipartisan support in Congress for cutting the corporate tax rate to improve competitiveness. If done in a revenue-neutral manner, […]
New Advice to Move More After a Concussion
When young athletes sustain concussions, they are typically told to rest until all symptoms disappear. That means no physical activity, reading, screen time, or friends, and little light exposure, for multiple days and, in severe cases, weeks. Restricting all forms of activity after a concussion is known as “cocooning.” But now new guidelines, written by […]
Wellness Efforts Need to Address Five Important Risk Factors
Employer-sponsored health plans cover more than half of the country’s nonelderly population, which is approximately 147 million people. Half to 70 percent of employers now offer high-deductible health plans, which encourage employees to take an active role in deciding the type of care they need. This requires employers to educate employees to become smarter healthcare […]
You Can Take Steps to Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk
Fear of breast cancer is widespread, yet many women don’t realize that adopting protective living habits may help keep it at bay. The habits described below may also help to ward off other life-threatening ills, like heart disease and diabetes. Certainly, women have ample reason to worry about breast cancer. The disease is very common. […]
House to vote Thursday on GOP Obamacare repeal bill
WASHINGTON — After wooing GOP moderates with extra money for patients with pre-existing conditions, House Republicans said they would vote Thursday on a revised bill to repeal and replace Obamacare — setting the stage for a high-stakes showdown on one of President Trump’s top priorities. House GOP leaders announced the vote Wednesday night after weeks of […]
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