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1 hr ago | The Modesto Bee

Thousands get new health coverage under exchange

Gov. Jay Inslee, U.S. Senator Patty Murray and others celebrated the success of the program and recognized the unprecedented efforts in the state to bring health insurance to people who could not have afforded it in the past.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Patty Murray, Democrat, Washington, Washington Government, Health, US Governors

4 hrs ago | KNDU

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New data shows that about 164,000 Washington residents have signed up for private health insurance through the state's health care exchange.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, US Governors

8 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West

Iowa Insurance Regulators Investigating Agency Accused of Overbilling

The Iowa Insurance Division is focused on Two Rivers Insurance Co. The agency had been acting as an independent agent selling insurance for Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and other companies, the Des Moines Register reported.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Health

12 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

Obama's past lies dog his present health insurance claims

President Obama -- who, before 2012, told voters about 30 times that "if you like your plan, you can keep your plan" when this was not the case -- made an appearance three days before Easter to tell us that about 8 million people who had previously languished in uninsured misery now had health insurance, due to himself.

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Related Topix: Health

16 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Looking at costs and risks, some skip health insurance

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Steve Huber, an affable salesman who is still paying off an unexpected medical bill, was not among the millions of Americans who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act during the enrollment period that ended March 31. After seeing television ads for Kentucky's new online insurance marketplace, Huber, 57, made ... (more)

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Related Topix: Health, Louisville, KY, Healthcare Law, Law

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Sympatico Finance

Xerox cuts 2014 adjusted profit forecast as spending rises

Xerox Corp cut its full-year earnings forecast as growth stalled in its services business and margins contracted due to higher investment on U.S. health insurance exchange platforms, sending its shares down about 5 percent in premarket trading.

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Related Topix: ACS - Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., Xerox, Health, Printers, Lexmark International, Computers

The Fresno Bee

Ask Emily: As enforcer of Obamacare, the IRS faces limits

Emily Bazar writes for the CHCF Center for Health Reporting, answering questions about the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Tax, Health

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Crist won't back down from health care law support

Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist isn't backing away from his support of the nation's new health insurance system, despite several million dollars in ads criticizing him for it.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, US Governors, Rick Scott

WKYT

Beshear: 413,000 sign up for health care in Ky

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says more than 413,410 people have signed up for health insurance through Kentucky's marketplace in the first enrollment period that ended March 31. Beshear announced the numbers Tuesday and said 330,615 people qualified for Medicaid coverage.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Steve Beshear

Al Bawaba

How Saudi's health insurance market may hold the key to the industry's future

Saudi health insurance market could be one of the biggest in the region due to its massive reach, geographic scale and complexity in deployment, according to a medical health insurance expert.

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Related Topix: Health, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, World News

NJ.com

Advocate says education is key as many city Hispanics live without health insurance

TRENTON - Living without insurance, Melvin Garcia hopes he will not get injured, but it's a gamble he has to take.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Medicaid, Kentucky

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Capitol Alert: Health insurance rate regulation foes flex fundraising muscle

The coalition of doctors, hospitals and insurance companies last week reported collecting nearly $24 million from Blue Shield of California and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan.

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Related Topix: Health, California, California Government

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Business Journal

Washington's new health insurance rules don't add up to access

More than half a million people have newly enrolled in health insurance in our state.

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Related Topix: Health

The Modesto Bee

Number of Vermonters without health care unclear

Vermont Health Connect spokeswoman Emily Yahr says the best answer to that question won't come until consumer surveys are out later this year.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Vermont Government, Health

Lexington Herald-Leader

Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

President Barack Obama announced last week that 8 million people have signed up for coverage through new insurance exchanges, but many barriers remain.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

Small Business Trends

Will the Dependent Coverage Provision Raise Insurance Premiums?

When the data on enrollees in the federal exchanges is tallied later, the fraction of young people is unlikely to meet the 40 percent target the White House has said is necessary to keep health insurance premiums from rising significantly next year.

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Related Topix: Health, Healthcare Law, Law

KICD-AM Spencer

Obamacare enrollees encouraged to change passwords over Heartbleed bug

Americans with accounts on President Barack Obama's health insurance enrollment website, HealthCare.gov, were advised that their passwords had been reset to guard against the "Heartbleed" bug, in a message posted on the site on Saturday.

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Off the Kuff

Texas insurance enrollment update

The sky-high rate of Texans without health insurance has dropped only slightly since the launch of the federal Affordable Care Act's online health insurance marketplace, according to a new report from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation.

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Related Topix: Texas, Health, Rice University, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Detroit News

U-M analysis: Rural health care options more limited in Michigan

Consumers in Metro Detroit have plenty of insurance options to choose from under the subsidized federal marketplace, with hospitals accepting most of those plans.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Escanaba, MI, Medicine, Health, Wayne County, MI

WBNS

Christian broadcaster wins health care injunction

Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance.

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