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44 min ago | KAUZ

Suddenly health insurance is not for sale

FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 -- Darlene Tucker, an independent insurance broker in Scotts Hill, Tenn., says health insurers in her area aren't selling policies year-round anymore.


Related Topix: Health, Scotts Hill, TN

1 hr ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Nearly 1.4 million Californians enroll in health insurance exchange

Citing a large influx of customers in the final weeks, California officials announced Thursday that nearly 1.4 million people have enrolled in health coverage through its insurance exchange, capping an opening period that saw the state emerge as an example for the rest of the nation.


Related Topix: California, Health, US News, Sacramento, CA

5 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

Maine Democrats' final attempt to expand Medicaid

As Maine lawmakers near the end of their session, they are returning Thursday to a familiar debate: whether to accept federal dollars to provide health care coverage to about 70,000 low-income people under the Affordable Care Act or accept the governor's contention that expansion would be too costly for the state.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Maine, US News, US Governors, Paul LePage

5 hrs ago | KSFO AM 560

Obama Hails Health Care Enrollment: "This Thing Is Working"

President Obama has many times declared victory with the Affordable Care Act, including the announcement earlier this month of 7 million sign-ups in the law's first year.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News

Thu Apr 17, 2014


Oracle rebuts Oregon claims about troubled health care site

Oracle is gearing up for a fight with officials in Oregon over its role developing an expensive health insurance exchange website that still isn't fully operational.


Related Topix: Startups, Oracle Corporation, Health, Medicaid, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

ABC News

Christian Broadcaster Wins Health Care Injunction

Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance.


Related Topix: Health, Entertainment

KTVU Oakland

California health care sign-ups exceed projections

A late surge of sign-ups pushed California's health insurance exchange about 1 million enrollees beyond the original projections of the Obama administration, the agency that runs the marketplace announced Thursday.


Related Topix: California, California Government


Health Insurance Exchange Tech Winners and Losers

Though things seemingly work out in the end, with 7.5 million Americans signing up for healthcare coverage through the exchanges between Oct. 1 and March 31 , the launch was a textbook lesson in how to botch a software development project.


Related Topix: Health, Marketing, Maryland, Maryland Government

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.


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

The Modesto Bee

Iowa insurance agency probed for overbilling

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


Related Topix: Health, Modesto, CA

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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Hollywood, FL, Health

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.


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

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.


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.


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


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)


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)


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.


Related Topix: Health

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.


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