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2 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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 He's still insisting that Obamacare has to be repealed by "pulling it out root and branch," but Kentucky's Kynect, established under Obamacare, just keeps on racking up the successes.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

Business Journal

Practical Solutions for Cost Reduction Under Health Care Reform

According to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll, almost 60 percent of Americans feel the Health Care Reform legislation has had no impact on their lives.

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Related Topix: Health

Bangor Daily News

A disturbing legal assault continues on women's reproductive health care rights

On June 30, the Supreme Court ruled that family-owned, for-profit corporations may hold religious convictions and that those corporations may opt out of federal regulations requiring employer-sponsored health insurance to cover contraceptives.

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Related Topix: Maine, Opinion

InformationWeek

Re: Fight Unemployment With Job Sharing

Interesting Concept, Thomas, but as you say, it sounds a little more sci-fi than reality - at least for the near future.

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Related Topix: Health

Arkansas Times

Innovation in health care under Obamacare includes single-payer experiment

Cheryl Smith , recruited from Utah to run Arkansas's health insurance marketplace, told legislators yesterday that they sky was the limit the state could take on seeking waivers for "innovative" ways to deliver coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Arkansas, Health, Healthcare Law, Law

Bradenton.com

Dallas-based company pitches Manatee schools on cutting health insurance costs

A potential $414,000 expenditure has Manatee County School Board members discussing whether a concierge service would bring down district health care costs enough to warrant buying it.

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Related Topix: Health, Manatee County, FL, Bradenton, FL

Tue Jul 08, 2014

WGAL-TV Lancaster

'Bridges to Care' aims to bridge health insurance gap in Harrisburg

Harrisburg has the highest number of uninsured residents in Dauphin County, but community organizations are teaming up to do something about it.

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Related Topix: Health, Dauphin County, PA

News9 Oklahoma City

Lawsuit Could Raise Health Insurance Premiums For Oklahomans

A decision is expected any day now on a court case, which could raise health insurance premiums for about 55,000 Oklahomans.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Health, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

JD Journal

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP Adds John M. LeBlanc

The law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP has announced via a press release that John M. LeBlanc joined the firm as a partner in the Los Angeles office.

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Related Topix: Law, Manatt Phelps and Phillips, Health

Daily Camera

Colorado exchange expects more to drop health coverage

A family nurse practitioner, gives a 2-year-old, his two-year checkup at Doctors Care as the child's mother tries to comfort him on February 13, 2014, in Littleton, Colorado.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Medicine, Littleton, CO, Health

Customer Interaction Solutions

Health Care Cost Institute's National Cost and Quality Reporting...

The Health Care Cost Institute announced today that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has certified HCCI as the first national "Q ualified Entity" , making it the first organization to have full access to national Medicare claims data for reporting on the costs and quality of health care services.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Medicaid

ComputerWorld

Blue Shield discloses 18,000 doctors' Social Security numbers

The Social Security numbers of roughly 18,000 California physicians and health-care providers were inadvertently made public after a slip-up at health insurance provider Blue Shield of California, the organization said Monday.

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Related Topix: Health

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