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1 hr ago | The Washington Post

California Health Insurance Premiums Rise Up to 88% in 2014

Health-care insurance premiums for individuals in California rose between 22 percent and 88 percent in 2014 from last year, even after the federal health-care overhaul, the state's insurance commissioner said.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Health, Business News

5 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

Sovereign revamps health insurance

Sovereign will effectively pay its customers' health insurance if they choose not to claim on a new policy unveiled today and instead opt to use the public system.

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Related Topix: Health

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Survey: Remaining uninsured harder to reach

In a follow-up to its long-term study of California's uninsured, the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 3.4 million previously uninsured adults now have health coverage after the first open enrollment season under President Barack Obama's health overhaul.

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Related Topix: Non-Profit, Health Care Policy, Health, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Marketing

News Observer

Employer health insurance mandate a political orphan

Four years later and after repeated delays, the so-called employer mandate has become something of an orphan, reviled by the law's opponents and increasingly seen as unnecessary by many of its backers.

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

USA Today

Federal appeals court denies another Obamacare challenge

President Obama's health care law survived a long-shot challenge Tuesday when a federal appeals court panel tossed out a lawsuit that contested the way it was enacted by Congress.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health

Cybercast News Service

Q&A: How Hawaii health care compares to federal

Hawaii lawmakers and other key officials say the state's health care law faces an unlikely threat from the Affordable Care Act that could lead to a lower standard of care for state residents.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health

Windsor Beacon

VA inspector says Alabama doctor's acts may be insurance fraud

A sign outside the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System complex in Montgomery, Ala., reads, "Veterans, yes we will be open, " on Friday, April 8, 2011.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Martha Roby, US Politics, Montgomery, AL, Medicine, Life, Veteran Affairs, Health

Tri-cityherald.com

Aetna 2Q profit rises 2.4 percent

The Hartford, Connecticut, company said Tuesday it now expects full-year adjusted earnings to range between $6.45 and $6.60 per share, up from its April forecast for earnings of $6.35 to $6.55 per share.

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Related Topix: Aetna, Insurance, Hartford, CT, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Coventry Health Care

Bellingham Herald

$1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice

In less than six months, prescriptions for Sovaldi have eclipsed all other hepatitis C pills combined, according to new data from IMS Health.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Startups, Medicaid

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Right Wing News

Halbig Is an Opportunity for Supreme Court To Rededicate Itself to Rule of Law

True, the Halbig case, if it makes its way to the Supreme Court, will present an opportunity for Chief Justice John Roberts to redeem himself from his abominably activist salvation of Obamacare.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News, John G. Roberts, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, Health, Tax

InformationWeek

When Patients Fear EHR

Many members of the public mistakenly believe electronic health records are less secure than paper files.

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Related Topix: Health

Merced Sun-Star

Some Florida doctors decline to accept Obamacare

Childe, 60, bought an HMO plan from Humana, one of the nation's largest health insurance companies, and received a membership card in time for her coverage to kick in on May 1. But instead of being able to pick a primary care physician to coordinate her health care, Childe says she repeatedly ran into closed doors from South Florida doctors who are ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, Florida, Health, Hallandale, FL

Small Business Trends

Which Private Sector Businesses Have Stopped Offering Employee Health Insurance?

Between 2000 and 2013, the fraction of private sector businesses offering employee health insurance declined from 59.3 percent to 49.9 percent, the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality estimates .

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Related Topix: Health, Agriculture, Science

The Fresno Bee

How to escape the medical care debt trap

The single biggest cause of personal bankruptcy in the United States isn't job loss or irresponsible use of credit.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Health, Credit Card Debt, Personal Finance

The Times

Louisiana ranks low in caring for children

A national report on living conditions and education levels of children ranks Louisiana 47th worst in the nation, dropping one notch from a year ago.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Family, Kids, Health, US Governors, Medicaid

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Pacific Daily News

Health law excludes Guam -- Feds: Affordable Care Act doesn't apply to territories

Health insurance companies in the territories are no longer required to cover the same type of care that's required in the states under the Affordable Care Act because the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has excluded territories from most of the law's mandates.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicaid, Medicare

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Despite Affordable Care Act, McKeesport free clinic still in demand

It's a Thursday afternoon in May, and there are 24 people waiting in the lobby at the former McKeesport YWCA when the 9th Street Free Clinic opens.

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Related Topix: McKeesport, PA, Health, Medicaid, Medicine, Nursing, Monongahela, PA

Medical Daily

Taxpayers Without Health Care This Year Face Fines Up To $12K, But Many Will Be Able To Avoid Them

The IRS says that those who haven't signed up for insurance by the end of this year may face steep penalties.

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Related Topix: Tax, Health, Healthcare Law, Law

Crain's Detroit Business

Crain's webinar offers advice on health insurance

Crain's is collaborating with U.S. News & World Report to create a webinar offering strategies and advice to consumers who purchase their own health insurance.

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Related Topix: Health, Journalism

Tri-cityherald.com

Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire

This Nov. 29, 2013, file photo shows a part of the HealthCare.gov website, photographed in Washington.

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Related Topix: Health, Healthcare Law, Law

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