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1 hr ago | The Raw Story

Florida's $900K Obamacare alternative draws 30 subscribers, considers selling pet insurance

Six months after the launch of a $900,000 alternative to the Affordable Care Act, Florida's Health Choices program has only signed up 30 subscribers and administrators say they are considering offering pet insurance if it will help draw more customers.


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

4 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Tax forms could pose challenge for

If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring.


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

8 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

3 ways insurers discourage sick from enrolling

The latest iPhone is on the way and consumers have a long laundry list of what they'd like to see... An infusion drug to treat cancer is administered to a patient via intravenous drip at a cancer center hospital in Durham, N.C. / Gerry Broome/Associated Press Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the ... (more)


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Healthcare Law, Law

12 hrs ago |

Health policy missing in action

The book Dirty Politics has overshadowed this election, pushing health policy to the fringes - and that's upset the health insurance industry.


Related Topix: Health Care Policy, Health, Personal Finance, Retirement

16 hrs 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

19 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