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55 min ago | Windsor Beacon

Maine's health care model: Go smaller

By the time Laura Tasheiko discovered the lump in her left breast, it was larger than a grape.


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

4 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Utah's alternative to Medicaid expansion stalled

There's a persistent snag preventing federal health officials from agreeing, in concept, to Gov. Gary Herbert 's Healthy Utah plan: the work requirement.


Related Topix: Utah, Utah Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Governors, Gary Herbert

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Wall Street Journal

Did the Health Law Raise or Lower Wages?

Before many of the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act took effect earlier this year, pundits and economists on both sides lined up their predictions of how the new health insurance law would affect wages.


Related Topix: Health

Detroit Free Press

Michigan State graduate teaching assistants protest health care hikes

Dozens of Michigan State University graduate teaching assistants and their supporters staged a demonstration this morning to protest changes to the health insurance plan offered to graduate employees.


Related Topix: Michigan State University, Health, Aetna, Insurance

Modern Healthcare

Reform Update: Healthcare interests spending big in Calif. fight over premium regulation

Normally, backers of a ballot initiative that polls show has support from seven out of 10 registered voters could sit back and start planning their victory party.


Related Topix: California Government, California, Health

Washington Times

New challenge for Tax forms

The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project.


Related Topix: Health, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Tax

Business Journal

Choosing health insurance: Consider more than the premium

Dr. Peter Beilenson, CEO and founder of Evergreen Health Co-op, which started offering insurance in 2014.


Related Topix: Health

Harlan Daily Enterprise

Lower Medicare, Medicaid costs projected

Reduced costs for medical services and labor have trimmed the 10-year projected cost of Medicare and Medicaid by $89 billion, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Medicaid, Washington DC, Opinion

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Daily Herald

Injunction granted on retiree premium hike

A Sangamon County judge issued a preliminary injunction barring Illinois from collecting higher health care insurance premiums from retired state employees.


Related Topix: Sangamon County, IL, Health

St. Petersburg Times

Florida website aimed at the uninsured draws little interest

At the same time, they refused to expand Medicaid or work with the federal government to offer subsidized insurance plans.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Florida, Florida Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Dentistry

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Approval expected soon for Corbett's Medicaid overhaul in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's working poor could start receiving subsidized health insurance on Jan. 1, now that the federal government has approved the state's proposed Medicaid overhaul.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, US Governors, Tom Corbett

WUSA-TV Washington

300,000 risk losing insurance due to glitches

Check out this story on Volunteer Certified Application Counselor Gladys Poorte helps consumers with health care at the Insure Central Texas enrollment center in Austin.


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

West Australian

China urges more private capital in health insurance sector

China will encourage more private investment in health insurance, part of Beijing's push to open up its overburdened healthcare sector, the official Xinhua news agency said late on Wednesday.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Health


Pizza chain sued over healthcare for gay couples

A former trainee manager at Little Caesars pizza in California sued the company for discrimination on Wednesday, accusing the Detroit-based chain of denying employees health insurance benefits for their legally wed same-sex spouses.


Related Topix: Health, Gay/Lesbian

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Business Journal

Reg Baker resigns from Hawaii Medical Assurance Association

Reg Baker , executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief operating officer of the Hawaii Medical Assurance Association , will resign from the health insurance company next week.


Related Topix: Health

The Washington Post

McCartney: Even a Harvard-educated lawyer has "nightmare" with D.C. health insurance site

Diana Daniels's experience with the District's health insurance Web site is the sort that gives government bureaucracy - and Obamacare - a bad reputation.


Related Topix: Health


Wash. state residents get more health insurance choices

People who buy their own health insurance through the state's health exchange, Washington Healthplanfinder, will have more choices next year and will only see a small change in rates.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Health, US Governors, Clark County, WA

Business Journal

a MedStar and CVS/pharmacy announce partnership in Maryland, D.C.

The Columbia-based health system announced Wednesday it would become the 41st health system to partner with CVS.


Related Topix: CVS, Retail, Health


3 ways insurers can still avoid covering the sick

Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to discourage the sickest and costliest patients from enrolling.


Related Topix: Health, Healthcare Law, Law

Strong growth opportunities: Healthscope

AUSTRALIA'S second largest private hospitals operator, Healthscope, says all its businesses are performing strongly, and its hospitals division has strong growth opportunities.


Related Topix: Health