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14 min ago | KTOO-TV Juneau

Moda: Extending policies creates divided pool

A spokesman for Moda Health says it doesn't make sense for the company to continue to extend health insurance policies that are not in compliance with the federal health care overhaul. Jonathan Nicholas says the company will not extend past this year such policies in Alaska, Oregon and Washington.

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Related Topix: Health

4 hrs ago | KWBU-TV Waco

Texas Still Tops Census List of Highest Uninsured Rates

The rate of Texas residents without health insurance has dropped slightly but continues to outpace every other state, according to early figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2013 American Community Survey's estimates show that the rate of uninsured Texans dipped to 22.1 percent in 2013 from 22.5 percent in 2012.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicaid

6 hrs ago | CBS Local

Uninsured Rate Remains Unchanged In Florida

The rate of Floridians without health insurance stayed the same in 2013 from the previous year, according to figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Twenty percent of Floridians lacked health insurance last year, down slightly from a rate of 20.1 percent in 2012.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Health, US News, Healthcare Law, Law, Rick Scott, US Governors

9 hrs ago | WRAL.com

Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006

The U.S. Census Bureau, in its annual look at poverty in the United States, said that the poverty rate in 2013 was 14.5 percent, down from 15 percent in 2012. The decrease in the poverty rate was attributed to the growth in year-round employment by 2.8 million jobs in the United States, government officials said.

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12 hrs ago | The Post-Standard

What Works: St. Agatha Foundation gives money to breast cancer patients

Coman, 53, spent the previous two years paying off hip replacement surgery. Plummeting deep into debt for more expensive medical procedures weighed on her.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Non-Profit, Nursing

16 hrs ago | Mortgage News Daily

Micro - health insurance : how and why it works in Indonesia - Axis Capital Group Insurance

Municipal solid waste is graded as the highest importance waste stream in Indonesia, grounded on a country needs assessment analysis by the United Nations Environment Program me. Organic waste is not far behind schedule.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Health, Home, Mortgage

Mon Sep 15, 2014

4029TV.com

4M fewer uninsured as Affordable Care Act kicks in

The ranks of the uninsured plummeted in early 2014, as millions gained health insurance coverage through Obamacare, new government data released Tuesday found. There were 41 million Americans lacking coverage in early 2014, down from 44.8 million last year, according to the National Health Interview Survey, the first official government look at the uninsured after Obamacare policies kicked in on January 1. The uninsured rate fell to 13.1%, from 14.4%.

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Related Topix: Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicaid

Newsday

Survey sees drop in those without health insurance, especially among young adults

About 13 percent of people nationwide did not have health insurance in the first three months of this year -- a decline from the 2013 estimate of uninsured -- with young adults showing the largest drop of those without coverage, a new National Center for Health Statistics survey shows. About 13 percent of people nationwide did not have health insurance in the first three months of this year -- a decline from the 2013 estimate of uninsured -- with young adults showing the largest drop of those without coverage, a new National Center for Health Statistics survey shows.

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Los Angeles Times

California health insurance exchange unveils ad campaign and outreach

Preparing for the second year of Obamacare enrollment, California unveiled new television ads and handed out $14.6 million to community groups for consumer outreach. The state-run insurance exchange, Covered California, said the new grant funds are in addition to $33.4 million that has already been given to clinics, unions, schools and nonprofit groups helping with enrollment.

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Related Topix: California, Health, Los Angeles County, CA, Orange County, CA

Cybercast News Service

Obama lends voice to DNC's first ads of 2014

President Barack Obama is lending his voice to national radio ads by the Democratic National Committee, seeking to motivate African-American, female and other voters who tend to sit out midterm elections. The first ads, aimed at African Americans, started running Monday and are part of a coast-to-coast buy worth more than $1 million.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, African-American, Health, Personal Finance, Retirement

Business Journal

Colorado advocacy group hoping to bring down healthcare costs

Jake Williams is the executive director of Healthier Colorado, a group that launched on Sept. 15, 2014, to advocate for health-care policy changes on the state and local level.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Health Care Policy, Health

Business Journal

New Nmhix Ceo says brokers will be key to the exchange's success

New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange CEO Amy Dowd said working with insurance brokers and agents will be a key to the exchange's ability to get more New Mexicans to enroll in health plans. The new CEO of the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange said that working with insurance agents and brokers will be a key to the marketplace's success during the upcoming open-enrollment period.

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Related Topix: New Mexico, New Mexico Government, Health

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

CalPERS health insurance open enrollment starts today

Health insurance open enrollment for CalPERS members begins today and ends on Oct. 10. During that period, members can sign up for insurance, add eligible family members and make changes to their existing plans for the 2015 calendar year. The fund offers six health maintenance organization plans and three preferred provider organization plans, although availability is based on geography.

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The Daily Caller

Study: Pre-Obamacare Health Insurance Was Better Quality Than Exchange Plans

Individual health insurance policies were of higher quality in 2013, before Obamacare regulations hit, than the offerings on health-care exchanges this year, according to a study released Monday. The National Center for Public Policy Research examined the health insurance plans available before the health care law took effect in ten major cities and found that for 27 year-olds and 57 year-old couples, the individual market used to provide more comprehensive coverage than the exchanges.

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Related Topix: Health, Healthcare Law, Law, US News, Conservative Political News

Washington Times

Woman recalls experience as health care navigator

The woman was then able to get implants in her spine that blocked much of the pain and allowed her to live a more normal life. She could walk at least to the mailbox and back.

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Related Topix: Baked Goods, Life, Food, Bread, Nebraska, Health, Nebraska Government

Investopedia

Investing In Health Insurance Companies

The health insurance industry is a very large and integrated industry in the U.S. economy. Health insurers, sometimes called managed care companies, are often thought of as the gate-keepers to American healthcare.

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Related Topix: Medicine

NewsTarget.com

Medical debts outweigh emergency savings for 25 percent of Americans

A scathing new survey from Bankrate.com shows that a majority of Americans are more worried than ever about their healthcare and finances. The poll of 1,006 participants revealed a shocking trend of ballooning medical debts and dwindling personal savings.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Detroit News

Health coverage for retirees outside U.S. will vary greatly

Q: What advice on health insurance can you give to people planning to retire in India? Can we purchase an international health insurance policy for medical services there? A: The best options for retiree coverage vary greatly depending on the country where you plan to live, the type of coverage you need, whether you are eligible for Medicare and whether you will be a citizen or simply classified as a medical tourist.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicare, Carmel, IN

The Charlotte Observer

Workers feel pinch as employers rein in health-insurance costs

Blue Max Materials employees Steven Helms and Lisa Rios say they saw deductibles and premiums rise before their employer stopped covering workers this summer. Both say they're getting better deals on family policies on the individual exchange.

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Related Topix: Duke Energy, Energy, North Carolina

Local TV Station KTVZ

State budgets $2 million for Cover Oregon lawsuit

Oregon has budgeted $2 million for its legal fight with software giant Oracle over the state's failed health care exchange website. The state sued the Redwood City, California, company in Marion County Circuit Court last month, claiming that Oracle officials lied, breached contracts and engaged in "a pattern of racketeering activity."

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Related Topix: San Mateo County, CA, Redwood City, CA, Health

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