health care

  • If William Shakespeare were alive today, and living in America, he would probably be retired or about to retire and facing the question of whether to purchase Medicare Part B or not, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. As in to be or not to be...

    October 13, 2011
  • If you are a 5-foot-9-inch tall, 191 pound federal male, or a 5-foot-3-inch tall 163 pound G-woman, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey\'s column is for you. Otherwise read it at your own risk.

    October 04, 2011
  • Ed Zurndorfer, a registered employee benefits consultant, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris for his perspective on what the changes mean for feds and what they should keep in mind when planning their finances for the coming year.

    October 03, 2011
  • Host Mike Causey is joined by Steve Bauer, executive director of the Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund, and Federal Times editor Steve Losey. September 28, 2011

    September 28, 2011
  • Can you stand a little good news? Do you remember how to react to it? The good news is that health insurance premiums in the FEHBP are only going up an average of 3.8 percent next year. That\'s almost half the increase in 2011. Check out what you will be paying next year, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

    September 28, 2011
  • Why is it that when many federal workers and retirees take a pill for a headache, sinus or their blood pressure they also feel a pain in the butt? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says its all about the high price of prescription drugs.

    September 22, 2011
  • Federal Times Editor Steve Watkins and senior writer Sean Reilly will talk about the future of the U.S. postal service, and NARFE legislative director Daniel Adcock will discuss the changes that Congress wants to make to your retirement benefits. September 21, 2011

    September 21, 2011
  • Changes to the computation of group rates in the FEHBP are coming. We talk with Checkbook\'s Walton Francis about what that may mean for you.

    June 27, 2011
  • Dr. Harry Greenspun is the Senior Advisor for Health Care Transformation and Technology at Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. He joins the Federal Drive with information on how social media should be a part of health care management

    June 07, 2011
  • The health care of wounded warriors, military members and their families in the area is about to change forever, and the change is historic. And, after 102 years, Walter Reed Medical Center will close.

    May 10, 2011
  • May 17th, 2011 at 10 AM Nationally recognized health leaders representing the federal government, military/veterans, and industry will share their perspectives on the ongoing transformation of healthcare using information technology. Topics discussed will include barriers faced in achieving interoperable health systems, interagency initiatives in healthcare information technology, diversity initiatives to ensure that no community is left behind, and examples of providers harnessing the best use of information technology in healthcare and strategic use of health IT across the United States.

    May 06, 2011
  • Health and Human Services recognizes six software tools that are leading the way in innovation for the agency.

    March 31, 2011
  • Members of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel are studying the Defense Department\'s proposal to increase fees for working-age retirees who use the military\'s TRICARE health insurance benefit. The panel heard, in separate hearings, from DoD officials defending the increase, and retiree groups who fear it is a \"camel\'s nose under the tent.\"

    March 16, 2011
  • Virginia\'s lawmakers are heading toward the end of their 45-day legislative session with big decisions to make on the three big items that directly affect people\'s lives: transportation, education and health care

    February 20, 2011