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4 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Diana Clement: Insurance - it's a tough game for women

Women sometimes get a raw deal when it comes to insurance. The reasons are varied and aren't all the fault of insurers.

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Related Topix: Health, Breast Cancer, Opinion

8 hrs ago | Fire Dog Lake

The Massive Gap Between What Young People Wanted From Health Care Reform and What They Got

Democrats need to realize that refuting some of the GOP's more ridiculous claims is not going to magically make the law more popular.

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Related Topix: Young People, Alternative, Health

12 hrs ago | Modern Healthcare

Missouri governor vetoes limits on health navigators

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, vetoed legislation that would have limited who could work in the state as a health insurance guide and blamed a national conservative group for injecting an error into the model legislation.The vetoed bill would have required criminal background checks for... For the best experience of ModernHealthcare.com on ... (more)

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Related Topix: Jay Nixon, US Governors, Health

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Reuters

U.S. Medicaid enrollment nears 7 million since Obamacare rollout

New enrollments in Obamacare's Medicaid expansion and other healthcare programs for the poor have reached 6.7 million people since the launch of President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms last year, the administration said on Friday.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health

Creative Loafing Tampa

White House report states that 1 out of 5 Floridians still lack health insurance

Physicians and residents of the Sunshine State are urging Florida's elected leaders to accept federal funding for healthcare as Floridians and business in the state is affected.

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Related Topix: Florida, Health, Florida Government, Medicine, Medicaid

Philly.com

Love defined their union to the very end

A wedding meant that Wright's health insurance could be in jeopardy. Carroll didn't always have the kind of job and coverage that a wife like Wright would need.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Health, University of Pennsylvania, Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, Fibrosis

Politico

The verdict is in: ACA lowers uninsured

Survey after survey is showing that the number of uninsured people has been going down since the start of enrollment last fall.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate

Silicon Alley Insider

The Uninsured Rate Has Massively Plunged Massively, And It's Now At...

The uninsured rate in the U.S. has plunged to 13.4% in the second quarter of 2014, the lowest-ever rate recorded by Gallup in more than six years of polling.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Milpitas Post

Obamacare: Little-known provision allows Californians stuck in bad plans to switch

Furious after discovering that their longtime doctors weren't part of their new Anthem Blue Cross plans under the federal health care law, many Bay Area residents didn't just get mad.

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Related Topix: California, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Santa Monica, CA

Ledger-Enquirer.com

GOP's Baker amends comment on contraceptive ruling

Baker, who supports the state law that includes contraceptive coverage, corrected his previous comments to say it's possible given the court decision that a small segment of employers could qualify for the narrow exemption to the contraceptives mandate.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Health

Forbes.com

The Right Way To Subsidize Health Insurance

Although most of us think our health care system is predominantly a private system, government is heavily involved.

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Related Topix: Health, Healthcare Industry

NewsOK.com

State reports progress in fixing health website

Software ordered by Massachusetts to fix its hobbled health care exchange passed initial tests, renewing hopes that the state could finally have a fully operational website by year's end, officials said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Deval Patrick, US Governors

Business Journal

ACA dropped NM's uninsured rate by 4.7 percent, WalletHub says

The Affordable Care Act is projected to decrease New Mexico's uninsured rate by nearly 5 percentage points, but the state will still have the fifth highest percentage of uninsured residents in the U.S., according to a study Wednesday by WalletHub.com.

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Related Topix: New Mexico Government, New Mexico, Health, Medicaid

The Daily Beast

Hobby Lobby Backlash Hits Whole FoodsBy Abby Haglage

A movement is underway to tell the grocer to drop Eden Foods, which seeks to quit covering all birth control and preventative services for its employees.

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Related Topix: US News, Health

McClatchy

Survey: 9.5 million people gained health coverage in first marketplace enrollment period

Some 9.5 million Americans gained health coverage during the recent marketplace enrollment period as the uninsured rate for working-age adults fell from 20 percent to 15 percent, according to a new national survey by the Commonwealth Fund.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicaid

Wed Jul 09, 2014

BayouBuzz.com

Louisiana ranked 3rd worse in post-Obamacare health insurance

The Jindal administration and the Louisiana legislature has refused to expand Medicaid Expansion for a variety of reasons including the increase to the national debt and the cost to the State.

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Related Topix: Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid

Daily Kos

Kynect saving Kentuckians 74 percent in health insurance premiums

Mitch McConnell, like House Republicans has an Obamacare problem. He's still insisting that Obamacare has to be repealed by "pulling it out root and branch," but Kentucky's Kynect, established under Obamacare, just keeps on racking up the successes.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Health, Kentucky Government, Healthcare Law, Law

Business Journal

CareFirst revises some of its proposed insurance rates in D.C. for 2015

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield wants to reduce its proposed rates on individual health plans in the District for next year, the D.C Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Health

WHEC-TV Rochester

Are your monthly health insurance premiums going up double digits?

If you have health insurance in New York get ready. Insurance companies are asking for double digit increases in the monthly premiums you have to pay.

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Related Topix: Health

Cato Institute

Get Bosses Out of Health Insurance Altogether

The Supreme Court's decision last week in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby has pushed all the buttons that could be expected when sex and religion intersect.

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Related Topix: Health, Opinion

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