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Arlene Weintraub

Arlene Weintraub has over fifteen years of experience writing about health care, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. She has been published in USA Today, US News & World Report, Technology Review, and other media outlets. Her book about the anti-aging industry, Selling the Fountain of Youth, was published by Basic Books in September 2010. She was previously a senior health writer for BusinessWeek, where she wrote hundreds of articles that explored both the science and business of health.

30 Recent Stories

Device Startups Struggle With Obamacare Excise Tax

Device Startups Struggle With Obamacare Excise Tax

Industry leaders worry tax can dampen growth and innovation.
April 15, 2014 in Technology
Who Can Claim Exceptions Under Obamacare? Supreme Court to Weigh In.

Who Can Claim Exceptions Under Obamacare? Supreme Court to Weigh In.

The Supreme Court hears arguments tomorrow on whether for-profit businesses can enjoy some exemptions to the healthcare law that non-profits do.
March 24, 2014 in The 'Treps
Obamacare: What Will it Cost if You Don't Comply?

Obamacare: What Will it Cost if You Don't Comply?

A battle between Hobby Lobby and the U.S. Supreme Court underscores the mounting fines that some companies might face for health reform non-compliance.
March 14, 2014 in The 'Treps
Obamacare and Your Taxes: What You Need to Know Now

Obamacare and Your Taxes: What You Need to Know Now

After a spate of health reform delays, we outline what you're up against.
March 3, 2014 in Money
Prepping for Obamacare? Why Not Every Business Should Shift to Part-Timers.

Prepping for Obamacare? Why Not Every Business Should Shift to Part-Timers.

If you're thinking of shifting your workforce to part-timers, ask yourself these questions first.
February 6, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Lean Startup Lessons for Healthcare Businesses

Lean Startup Lessons for Healthcare Businesses

What fledgling healthcare entrepreneurs learned from Steve Blank's Lean LaunchPad might surprise you.
January 20, 2014 in Business Management
Still Stumped by Obamacare? Health Co-Ops May be an Option.

Still Stumped by Obamacare? Health Co-Ops May be an Option.

Run by members, not shareholders, health co-ops might offer a strong alternative to small businesses weighing their coverage alternatives.
January 7, 2014 in Business Management
Still Sorting Through Your Company's Healthcare Options? We Can Help

Still Sorting Through Your Company's Healthcare Options? We Can Help

December enrollment deadlines for many health plans – including Obamacare's new SHOP exchanges – are looming. Signup can be tricky and complex, but we help you navigate your choices.
December 16, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Will Obamacare Still Spur Entrepreneurship? Economists Weigh In

Will Obamacare Still Spur Entrepreneurship? Economists Weigh In

Health reform's roll-out has had its problems, but three economists feel it still has a chance to boost small business growth.
December 3, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Is Mass Customization the Future of Retail?

Is Mass Customization the Future of Retail?

Letting your customer into the design process can boost engagement – and profits.
November 15, 2013 in Grow Your Business
HealthCare.gov: Your Reminder Not To Skimp on Quality Assurance

HealthCare.gov: Your Reminder Not To Skimp on Quality Assurance

You might be tempted to cut time for QA, but it could doom your next project. We explore the site’s sober takeaways for any digital entrepreneur.
November 9, 2013 in Your Website
Readying for Obamacare's Small Business Exchanges

Readying for Obamacare's Small Business Exchanges

The insurance exchange for companies opens November 1. Don't let delays keep you from weighing all your company's healthcare options.
October 18, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Big Companies' Reactions to Health Reform

Big Companies' Reactions to Health Reform

Obamacare sparks health-care changes at blue chip companies.
September 30, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Changing Your Health Plan Due to Obamacare? Survey Staffers First

Changing Your Health Plan Due to Obamacare? Survey Staffers First

Getting your team's input should be one of your first steps to prepare for the new health reforms.
August 29, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Your Company's Obamacare Game Plan

Your Company's Obamacare Game Plan

Bookmark this benefit strategy timeline to make the most of the year-long extension.
August 14, 2013 in Human Resources
10 Questions to Ask if You Want to Create a Winning Business Plan

10 Questions to Ask if You Want to Create a Winning Business Plan

Throw out everything you know about a business plan. These are the questions you need to ask to sell your idea to investors.
August 12, 2013 in Your Business Plan
10 Questions to Ask Before Taking Your Company Public

10 Questions to Ask Before Taking Your Company Public

Here's what you need to know before making the decision to debut your company on Wall Street.
July 25, 2013 in IPOs and DPOs
Health Reform: Small Business Groups Lobby for More Relief

Health Reform: Small Business Groups Lobby for More Relief

With the deadline to comply with health-care reforms extended, some groups have more time to fight for changes.
July 9, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Healthcare Reform: Self-Funding Pros and Cons

Healthcare Reform: Self-Funding Pros and Cons

Self-insurance can help you sidestep some of Obamacare's new requirements. But is it right for your company?
July 3, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
FDA Steps up Oversight on Medical Apps

FDA Steps up Oversight on Medical Apps

Until now, the the Food & Drug Administration has taken a largely hands-off approach to medical apps. For those entrepreneurs who are subject to FDA scrutiny, however, the process can be daunting.
June 13, 2013 in Apps & Software
Health Insurance Reform: Prep Your Staff for the Changes

Health Insurance Reform: Prep Your Staff for the Changes

Employers are required to notify workers of their insurance options under Obamacare by Oct. 1. Will you be ready?
June 12, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Health Insurance Reform: Steps to Take Now to Prepare

Health Insurance Reform: Steps to Take Now to Prepare

Plan ahead for Obamacare to control costs and limit confusion.
May 23, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
I Screwed Up: How 3 Famed Entrepreneurs Learned From Failure

I Screwed Up: How 3 Famed Entrepreneurs Learned From Failure

Barbara Corcoran, David Mintz and Fran Tarkenton reveal their biggest business mistakes and the lessons they learned.
May 14, 2013 in Leadership
Bracing for Obamacare, Some Businesses Try PEOs

Bracing for Obamacare, Some Businesses Try PEOs

Some entrepreneurs are turning to professional employer organizations to navigate health reform's complexities.
May 1, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
3 Promising Green Startups Attracting Millions From Investors

3 Promising Green Startups Attracting Millions From Investors

On Earth Day, we take a look at a crop of promising startups attempting to combat climate change.
April 22, 2013 in Success Stories
Considering Part-Time Hires Under Obamacare?

Considering Part-Time Hires Under Obamacare?

Next year, certain companies that don't offer health benefits will pay stiff fines, but switching to part-time hires doesn't always make sense.
April 18, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Tax Dilemmas Add to Burden of Healthcare Reform for Entrepreneurs

Tax Dilemmas Add to Burden of Healthcare Reform for Entrepreneurs

With tax deadlines fast approaching, here's an important look forward at the tax implications of Obamacare on your business.
April 1, 2013 in Tax Center
Health-Tech Incubators See Influx of Startups

Health-Tech Incubators See Influx of Startups

A look at how incubators are affected by the new health-care law, often referred to as Obamacare, which provides financial incentives to providers that embrace technology.
March 14, 2013 in Success Stories
Health-Care Reform Creates Boon for Tech Startups

Health-Care Reform Creates Boon for Tech Startups

Health-care reform has spawned a plethora of business opportunities for both startups and existing companies.
March 11, 2013 in Apps & Software
New Crowdfunding Sites Boost Health Startups

New Crowdfunding Sites Boost Health Startups

Crowdfunding is catching fire in health care, partly because of the growing collection of sites that offer services to entrepreneurs inventing new products for patients, physicians and other medical p
February 15, 2013 in Startup Financing