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16 min ago | The Baltimore Sun

Insurers gain rate approvals for health exchange

The dominant carrier on Maryland's health exchange, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield , will raise premiums beginning in January, though not nearly as much as the company wanted, state regulators announced Friday.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Maryland Government, Health, Business News

4 hrs ago | Business Journal

Covered California to offer adult dental benefits in 2015

Covered California will offer new family dental plans to consumers who enroll in health insurance coverage in 2015 and all individual health insurance plans will include pediatric dental benefits for members through age 18. Covered California will offer new family dental plans to consumers who enroll in health insurance coverage in 2015 and all ... (more)

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Recorder

Letter: Finding a candidate

I need someone who understands that our climate is changing and we humans have to power to make things either better or worse.

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Related Topix: Health, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

The Fresno Bee

Covered California chief Peter Lee gets $52K bonus

Peter V. Lee, the head of the state's health insurance exchange, was awarded a 20-percent bonus for his efforts in launching the federal program in California.

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The Campbell Reporter

State reverses position on health insurance abortion coverage

Health insurance companies in California can no longer sell health care plans that discriminate against women by limiting or excluding abortion coverage, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration said Friday.

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Related Topix: Health, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Loyola Marymount University, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

ABC News

Oregon Sues Oracle Over Failed Health Care Website

The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance exchange.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Oregon Government, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

Kevin, M.D.

Will the attacks on Obamacare lead to a single-payer system?

The unrelenting opposition by American conservatives to Obamacare may have the unintended consequence of leading the United States to a single-payer system like Canada's.

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Forbes.com

You Think Financing U.S. Health Care Is Bizarre? Check Out 340B Drug Pricing

The Apothecary, a blog about health care and entitlement reform, is edited by Avik Roy, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and a former health-care policy adviser to Mitt Romney.

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Related Topix: Health Care Policy, Health, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Duke University, North Carolina, Weird

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Washington Times

Udall re-election bid dogged by Obamacare cancellations

Sen. Mark Udall's support for Obamacare came back to haunt him again Thursday with the release of figures showing that thousands more Coloradans have had their health-insurance policies cancelled.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, 2012 Presidential Election, Colorado, Health, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican

Cult of Mac Blog

Apple met with top health insurance providers about HealthKit partnership

Apple is nearly ready to become the go-to place for healthcare providers to get all your personal fitness data, and along with meeting with hospitals to talk about the benefits of HealthKit, Apple has been talking to the countries biggest health insurance providers about partnering with its health initiatives.

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Auburn Reporter

Change is coming for state's health insurance exchange | Guest Op

It has been nearly three years since Washington began to build its state-based insurance exchange and profoundly expanded Medicaid.

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Related Topix: Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Small Business, Personal Finance, Opinion

Lifehacker

How to Tell If Your Health Insurance Covers Mental Health Treatment

For some, the stigma associated with mental illness keeps them from seeking help, but others may be avoiding treatment simply because they are unsure of whether they can afford it or whether their health insurance covers it.

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Related Topix: Health, NerdWallet, Healthcare Law, Law

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

How to Make Health Insurance Less Expensive: Stop Requiring More Expensive Plans

For those still scratching their heads, trying to figure out how to produce a health insurance market where premiums are less expensive, it turns out the answer is pretty simple: Allow insurers to sell health plans that are less expensive.

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Swissinfo

Who has the best health insurance model?

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Related Topix: Health, Journalism, Medicaid, Medicine

Texas Tribune

Glitches Threaten ACA Coverage for Immigrants

Iraqi refugee Mohammed al Mamoori used a Foundation Communities program, Insure Central Texas, for help signing he and his family up for health insurance earlier this year.

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Detroit News

Insurance exchanges fail colon cancer patients

The death rate from colon cancer is declining, but treatment takes a severe financial toll on many patients, Greenamyer says.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Colorectal Health, Colon Cancer, Healthcare Law, Law, Opinion

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Alabama Live

Health insurance plan for Alabama state employees mostly unchanged for next year

Most state employees won't see much change in their health insurance plans for next year, a board determined today.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicare

GantDaily.com

Californians Favor Tougher Rules On Health Insurance Rates, Survey Says

Sacramento, CA, United States - California voters are showing strong early support for a ballot initiative that would expand the state's authority to regulate health insurance rates.

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Related Topix: California, Health, California Government, Sacramento, CA

Daily Kos

Bonfire in the Budget

August is winding down, and although candidates are working hard for our attention, Massachusetts voters are focused on vacations, barbeques and stretching out summer.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Labor Day, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Medicine, Medicare, Health, US News, Liberal Political News

Contra Costa Times

Poll: Californians strongly support measure regulating health insurance rates

Californians are showing overwhelming support for one of the most hotly contested propositions on the November ballot -- a measure allowing the state's insurance commissioner to reject proposed health insurance rate hikes.

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Related Topix: California, Health, Immigration Reform

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