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1 hr ago | WKRN

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.

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Related Topix: Health, Healthcare Law, Law

3 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

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.

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7 hrs ago | CNN

Obamacare for sex reassignment?

Devin Payne had gone years without health insurance -- having little need and not much money to pay for it.

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Related Topix: California, Transgender, Healthcare Law, Law

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Reuters

Insurers pay more tax on executive compensation under Obamacare: study

When Washington eliminated corporate tax deductions on health insurance executive compensation above $500,000 under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law in 2013, it generated more than $72 million in additional tax revenue for the U.S. government, a left-leaning think tank said on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Wellpoint Health Networks, Insurance, Beverages, United Group

The Washington Post

Auditors sought documents tied to Md. exchange launch

Noridian Healthcare Solutions, the company fired by Maryland officials after the disastrous launch of the state's health insurance exchange, received a request from federal auditors last month to turn over documents related to the troubled project, chief executive Tom McGraw said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Andy Harris, Republican, US House of Representatives, Maryland Government, Maryland, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, 2012 Presidential Election

Business Journal

Maryland health insurance rates are out: What to look for when buying a plan

Health insurance premium prices have been getting a lot of attention this week, after Maryland's Insurance Administration released Friday rates for individual plans.

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Related Topix: Health

WGBH

Healthcare.Gov Recruits Leader Of Successful Connecticut Effort

The federal government has recruited the leader of one of the most successful state health insurance marketplaces to lead the federal health exchange, in the hope that the second year of Obamacare will go more smoothly than the first.

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Related Topix: Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Hartford, CT

Business Journal

MBS sticks with Highmark for 2015

Downtown Pittsburgh-based Municipal Benefits Services will keep Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield as its exclusive health insurance provider next year for nearly 10,000 members, the agency announced Monday.

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Examiner.com

ACA Brings On The 100-Year Flood

Today in Chicago it is HOT. They are saying with the humidity, it is like 106 degrees.

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Related Topix: Health

Washington Times

Republicans differ on keeping parts of health law

Republicans competing for a chance to take on U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen all want to repeal the federal health care overhaul law, though some would keep elements of it in place.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Social Security, Personal Finance

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Daily Caller

Obamacare Might Kill Your Tax Refund

Americans who underestimated their income for 2014 when they applied for health insurance might see their tax refund reduced or eliminated completely, the Washington Examiner reports .

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Related Topix: Tax, Health, US News, Conservative Political News

World Magazine

California: All health insurance must cover abortion

Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled.

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Related Topix: California, Abortion, Health, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Santa Clara University, Jerry Brown, US Governors

KRQE Albuquerque

Survey finds little gain from exchange campaign

A survey commissioned by New Mexico's health insurance exchange has found that a campaign to publicize the online marketplace for buying coverage is having little success so far.

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Related Topix: New Mexico, New Mexico Government, Health

Times Post

Okolona briefed on Trace Regional changes

The closing of Trace Regional Hospital's emergency room and the opening of a seven-day clinic were explained to the Okolona Board of Aldermen last week.

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Related Topix: Okolona, MS, Chickasaw County, MS, Health, Medicine

NorthJersey.com

A new playbook for hospitals: How investors pursue a financial turnaround

A century ago, a nun often stood outside a factory in the city of Passaic on paydays, holding a tin cup as she begged for donations to care for the poor at St. Mary's Hospital.

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Related Topix: Passaic, NJ, Health, Medicare, Medicaid, Elizabeth, NJ

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Medical News

Health insurance reimbursement may determine cancer screening rates

A study published today indicates that people living in American states that offer higher Medicaid payments for office visits are more likely to have been screened for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers than those in states giving lower levels of Medicaid support.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicaid, Colorectal Health, Medicine

Inside Bay Area

Contra Costa Times editorial: Concord council members should walk the ...

At a time when government perks are coming under scrutiny, Concord council members are deceptively touting their plan to supposedly end elected officials' lifetime health care benefits.

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Related Topix: Concord, CA, Health, Opinion

The Virginian-Pilot

Companies offering personal fitness devices, perks

To fight rising medical costs, oil company BP last year offered Cory Slagle - a 260-pound former football lineman - an unusual way to trim $1,200 from his annual insurance bill.

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The City Wire

Asa Hutchinson announces teacher coalition

Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson announced the formation of a "Teachers for Asa" coalition, which identified that one of its efforts would be to find a long-term fix to the public school employees health insurance problem.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Mike Ross, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Health, Fort Smith, AR

Brandon Sun

Pros and cons of using the tax system to subsidize health care premiums for the uninsured

Using the federal income tax system to promote social policy goals is a time-honoured strategy for policymakers of both political parties.

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

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