Healthcare and Insurance

With U.S. Driving, Global Economy Ticks Up

Politics continued to drive much of the news in March. On March 16, the Trump administration released an overview of their "skinny budget", which forecast large reductions for specific departments while planning increases for defense spending. Furthermore, Republican leaders introduced… more

Heroes in Healthcare 2017

Where the Extraordinary Is an Everyday Occurrence It helps to attach evidence of life-saving deeds to the use of the word “hero,” and without dispute, those engaged in the practice of health-care delivery are, in fact, saving lives every day.… more

40 Under Forty: The Class of 2017

On the Threshold of a Milestone 40 Under Forty Proves Its Durability With a 19th Class Next year at this time, 40 Under Forty will turn 20, and by that time, Ingram’s will have identified 800 of the Kansas City… more

Foundation Ranks States by Healthiness Score

United Health Foundation a not-for-profit, private foundation established by UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) for the purpose of improving health and healthcare, has released the results of its 27th America’s Health Rankings Annual Report. The fifty states are ranked based on… more

What’s Next for the Affordable Care Act?

Kansas City’s Lockton Benefit Group is offering some perspective on the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in light of Donald Trump’s win in the U.S. presidential election: “President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on the message that if elected, he… more

Employers Don’t Expect Revenue to Keep Pace with Medical Benefits Costs

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.— a risk management and benefits solutions firm—has released the results of its 2016 Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey of more than 3,000 U.S.-based employers, with findings on benefits strategy and trends. Here are some of… more

Lockton Continues Leadership Transition

Lockton has announced the appointment of Peter Clune as its next US President and Chief Operating Officer, succeeding Glenn Spencer who was previously named President and CEO of Lockton, Inc.’s global operation. Both appointments are effective May 1, 2017. “Peter… more

KU Cancer Center Seeks Designation Upgrade

The University of Kansas Cancer Center has filed an application to have its designation changed from “cancer center” to “comprehensive cancer center” by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In an interview with Ingram’s, Roy Jensen M.D., Director of the Cancer… more

KU Announces $5.4 Million in Developmental Disabilities Funds

The University of Kansas has announced a $5.4 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The grant, awarded to the Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, will provides support for the… more

Children’s Mercy and Olathe Medical Team Up

Children’s Mercy Hospital and Olathe Medical Center say they will work together on providing enhanced pediatric services for Southwest Johnson County and surrounding areas. The solution is expected to take the form of a new facility at Olathe Medical Park.… more