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4 hrs ago | 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.

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8 hrs ago | 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

WUSA-TV Washington

300,000 risk losing insurance due to Healthcare.gov glitches

Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/1pl5FQ3 Volunteer Certified Application Counselor Gladys Poorte helps consumers with health care at the Insure Central Texas enrollment center in Austin.

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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.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Health

WHTC

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.

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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.

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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.

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KOMO News

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.

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Related Topix: CVS, Retail, Health

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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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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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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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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