When aging parents resist help or advice, use these tips to cope

It was a regrettable mistake. But Kim Sylvester thought she was doing the right thing at the time. His 80-year-old mother, Harriet Burkel, had fallen at her home in Raleigh, North Carolina, fractured her pelvis and checked into a rehabilitation center to recover. It was just days after the death of Burkel’s 82-year-old husband, who … Read more

Montana shifts gears to try to negotiate lower health care costs for employees

Montana signals it could move away from an innovative way of setting the prices its public employee health plan pays hospitals for services, an approach that has saved the state millions of dollars and to become a model for health plans nationwide. The plan gained national prominence among employers and supporters of health care price … Read more