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24 min ago | SanLuisObispo.com

UnitedHealth's 1Q profit tumbles 8 percent

This Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, filephoto, shows a portion of The UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn.

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Related Topix: Beverages, United Group, Minnetonka, MN, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health

2 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

Iowa insurance agency probed for overbilling

The Des Moines Register says the division is focused on Two Rivers Insurance Co.

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Related Topix: Health, Modesto, CA

6 hrs ago | Washington Times

Houston health care enrollment exceeds forecast

More than 177,000 Houston residents signed up for health insurance through the federal marketplace, far exceeding expectations and indicating that an enrollment push just before the deadline may have helped Texas meet projected targets despite months of lagging behind.

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Related Topix: Health, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Intelligencer

Obamacare Costing County

Marshall County commissioners provided 103 full-time employees $1,500 pay raises for fiscal year 2015, but certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act are making it more expensive for them to provide workers with health insurance.

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Related Topix: Marshall County, WV, Health, Moundsville, WV, Benwood, WV

The Reporter

New data signal smaller jump in health care costs

Felue Chang, who is newly insured under an insurance plan through the Affordable Care Act, receives a checkup from Peria Del Pino-White at the South Broward Community Health Services clinic Tuesday in Hollywood, Fla.

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Star-Telegram.com

Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

The outlook for the president's health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it's time for the party to openly embrace the law that Republicans consider their best campaign weapon.

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Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, Health, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat

Examiner.com

What if you're too poor for Affordable Care health insurance?

Mammograms, colonoscopies, cholesterol screening and breast cancer gene counseling - just a few of the dozens of preventive care services that will be free in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Health, Texas, Medicaid

The Island Packet

Despite cost increases, Beaufort County to stay with Blue Cross Blue Shield

Beaufort County will stick with Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina for at least another year, despite nearly $2 million in additional health insurance costs, according to county leaders.

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Related Topix: Beaufort County, SC, Health, Cross, SC, Jasper County, SC

WGBH

Is Obamacare A Success? We Might Not Know For A While

After months of focusing on how many people have or haven't signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, we now have a rough total and everyone's keen to get to the bigger questions: How well is the law working? How many of those who signed up have paid their premiums and are actually getting coverage? How many were uninsured ... (more)

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Related Topix: Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Health Care Policy, Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Business Journal

Tom Matsuda on Hawaii Health Connector enrollment and small market challenges

Tom Matsuda , interim executive director of the Hawaii Health Connector , is anticipating that the online health insurance marketplace will end up with 9,000 individual enrollees from the first open enrollment period that ended on March 31. Matsuda, among PBN's 10 to Watch for 2014 , is content with how the first open enrollment period is wrapping ... (more)

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Business Journal

Why the Census Bureau is under fire for changing its health care questions

But that may become hard to calculate with authority, a the New York Times reported Tuesday.

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KTVU Oakland

Final deadline arrives for Covered California sign-up

It's not just tax day. Tuesday also is the two-week extension deadline to sign up for health coverage through California's insurance exchange.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid

Post-gazette.com

Allegheny County to stay with Highmark for health insurance

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced today that the health insurance coverage for 15,000 county employees and dependents will remain with Highmark through 2015 even if the relationship between the large insurer and UPMC dissolves completely.

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National Public Radio

CBO: Deficits To Drift Lower On Lower Health Costs

A congressional report predicts slightly smaller deficits both this year and over the coming decade, with lower spending on federal health care spending being the main reason.

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Asbury Park Press

ROBINSON: Affordable Care Act is making a difference

All the naysaying in the world can't drown out mounting evidence that the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's signature domestic achievement, is a real success.

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Related Topix: US News, Health

Mon Apr 14, 2014

News Max

Rep. Blackburn: Obamacare Destroyed Health Insurance Industry

The federal government spent billions of dollars and eviscerated the nation's health insurance industry to accommodate perhaps 3 million people who did not have insurance, Rep. Marsha Blackburn said.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, Health, Insurance, Healthcare Law, Law

Reuters

New York finalizes $8 billion Medicaid accord with federal government

New York State said it finalized an agreement with the U.S. government on Monday allowing it to reinvest $8 billion of federal money in its health insurance system for low income people while avoiding potentially painful cuts or additional budget strain.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, New York Government, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

For Kids' Sake: State-Level Trends in Children's Health Insurance

This 50-state analysis shows that the U.S. has made significant progress toward ensuring all kids have health insurance.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Health, Medicaid

Post and Courier

Obamacare insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought

The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday.

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Related Topix: Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Medicare

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Deficit now expected to be even lower

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