New Dept. of Labor ruling: Minimum wage for home health in all 50 states.

In case you missed it, the Obama administration has issued a rule that will mandate a minimum wage for “direct care” workers (i.e., home health caregivers), extending the rule to all 50 states, including 29 states that currently do not have such regulations.

A map at the Department of Labor website indicates the states (in gray) that will be most affected by the rule. Continue reading

Using Health Records to Segment Society

An article this morning (Obamacare Will Question Your Sex Life) warns that Obamacare will require physicians to ask patients a wide variety of personal questions not relevant to the physician’s specialty or to the patient’s condition.  The information will be stored in the patient’s electronic health record which will, in turn, become part of a giant national electronic database. Continue reading