On Wednesday, the White House announced, according to Federal News Radio, that “Civilian employees will receive an across-the-board raise of 1 percent, with an additional 0.6 percent adjusted in locality pay” next year.

Here are a few quick hits to tide you over the long Labor Day Weekend:

  • The Washington Post offered another story in its series on the state of women’s health in America.
  • The CDC issued an updated obesity prevalance map for the U.S. and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issued another report on childhood obesity in our country.
  • Medical Dive has an interesting story about why U.S. hospitals are missing the medical tourism boat and another about common consumer uses of telemedicine according to a new Deloitte report.  

The FEHBlog also was pleased to read that Business Insurance ahs a new owner and his subscription will be restored.  Every penny counts.

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