Reactions were swift to Gawande's appointment, highly anticipated since the companies announced their plans in January to reduce costs and improve the quality of health care not only for their 1.2 million employees but also in ways that would reach the entire U.S. health care system.
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New rules on lower-cost, lesser-benefit “association health plans,” issued Tuesday by the Trump administration, may attract some small businesses and self-employed people, Nebraska’s insurance chief said. But it’s too early to say how many will switch to association plans and leave behind the federal Affordable Care Act.
Buffett, chairman and CEO, and Gates, a Berkshire director and co-founder of Microsoft, browsed through the place, checking out magazines, records, candy and other goodies.
It’s no coincidence that Warren Buffett has helped raise $290 million to help build Israel’s economy in the past 18 months, including $80 million last week.
Emily Skor, chief executive of Energy Growth, said Pruitt has granted more waivers than usual to U.S. petroleum refineries, allowing them to skip blending ethanol into fuel without requiring increased blending elsewhere.
The dinner at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center was the second time Buffett has helped the Israeli group, the Development Corporation for Israel, formed in 1951 to raise money to build Israel’s economy. Since then, the bonds have raised about $41 billion.
In the lawsuit, Century-Omaha and Don and Jeanne Wieseler alleged that Edwin Leslie made false statements that persuaded them to sell him 51 percent of the hotel property with a $4.5 million promissory note in 2016.
Warren Distribution plans a $12.8 million, 211,000-square-foot addition to its Council Bluffs warehouse and distribution center that would add as many as 30 new jobs.
It’s part of Warren Buffett’s effort to make sure everyone — including Omahans who serve — has a good time during Berkshire’s special week.
About 2,000 people will attend, making it the biggest such conference in recent years, said John Nelson, marketing director for BBI International, which sponsors the annual event and publishes Ethanol Producer magazine.