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1 hr ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Aetna 2Q profit rises 2.4 percent

The Hartford, Connecticut, company said Tuesday it now expects full-year adjusted earnings to range between $6.45 and $6.60 per share, up from its April forecast for earnings of $6.35 to $6.55 per share.

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Related Topix: Aetna, Insurance, Hartford, CT, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Coventry Health Care

4 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

$1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice

In less than six months, prescriptions for Sovaldi have eclipsed all other hepatitis C pills combined, according to new data from IMS Health.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Startups, Medicaid

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Right Wing News

Halbig Is an Opportunity for Supreme Court To Rededicate Itself to Rule of Law

True, the Halbig case, if it makes its way to the Supreme Court, will present an opportunity for Chief Justice John Roberts to redeem himself from his abominably activist salvation of Obamacare.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News, John G. Roberts, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, Health, Tax

InformationWeek

When Patients Fear EHR

Many members of the public mistakenly believe electronic health records are less secure than paper files.

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Related Topix: Health

Merced Sun-Star

Some Florida doctors decline to accept Obamacare

Childe, 60, bought an HMO plan from Humana, one of the nation's largest health insurance companies, and received a membership card in time for her coverage to kick in on May 1. But instead of being able to pick a primary care physician to coordinate her health care, Childe says she repeatedly ran into closed doors from South Florida doctors who are ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, Florida, Health, Hallandale, FL

Small Business Trends

Which Private Sector Businesses Have Stopped Offering Employee Health Insurance?

Between 2000 and 2013, the fraction of private sector businesses offering employee health insurance declined from 59.3 percent to 49.9 percent, the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality estimates .

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Related Topix: Health, Agriculture, Science

The Fresno Bee

How to escape the medical care debt trap

The single biggest cause of personal bankruptcy in the United States isn't job loss or irresponsible use of credit.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Health, Credit Card Debt, Personal Finance

The Times

Louisiana ranks low in caring for children

A national report on living conditions and education levels of children ranks Louisiana 47th worst in the nation, dropping one notch from a year ago.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Family, Kids, Health, US Governors, Medicaid

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Pacific Daily News

Health law excludes Guam -- Feds: Affordable Care Act doesn't apply to territories

Health insurance companies in the territories are no longer required to cover the same type of care that's required in the states under the Affordable Care Act because the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has excluded territories from most of the law's mandates.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicaid, Medicare

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Despite Affordable Care Act, McKeesport free clinic still in demand

It's a Thursday afternoon in May, and there are 24 people waiting in the lobby at the former McKeesport YWCA when the 9th Street Free Clinic opens.

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Related Topix: McKeesport, PA, Health, Medicaid, Medicine, Nursing, Monongahela, PA

Medical Daily

Taxpayers Without Health Care This Year Face Fines Up To $12K, But Many Will Be Able To Avoid Them

The IRS says that those who haven't signed up for insurance by the end of this year may face steep penalties.

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Related Topix: Tax, Health, Healthcare Law, Law

Crain's Detroit Business

Crain's webinar offers advice on health insurance

Crain's is collaborating with U.S. News & World Report to create a webinar offering strategies and advice to consumers who purchase their own health insurance.

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Related Topix: Health, Journalism

Tri-cityherald.com

Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire

This Nov. 29, 2013, file photo shows a part of the HealthCare.gov website, photographed in Washington.

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Related Topix: Health, Healthcare Law, Law

McClatchy

Pitfalls emerge in health insurance renewals

Seems like good news after all the headaches consumers endured after the program's launch last year.

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Related Topix: Health

Detroit Free Press

Head of health chain finds change exciting

Mike Freed -- the president and CEO of Priority Health -- was in Southfield last week to celebrate the opening of new offices for one of Michigan's largest health insurance companies.

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Related Topix: Health, Spectrum Health, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Health Insurance Quote Tool Added to Insurer Portal for Adult Usage Online

New York, NY July 26, 2014 Adults who are beginning to search different insurance companies for the best quotes for health insurance now have a positive way to obtain prices on the Internet.

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Related Topix: Health

The Campbell Reporter

Obamacare: 'Health care sharing ministries' increase membership in wake of new law

Christian missionary Mike Garner, second from right, leads a training session for Christian counselors on Monday, July 21, 2014, in Pleasanton, Calif.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Pleasanton, CA, Health

USA Today

Surprise! New health plans' limitations anger enrollees

Nancy Pippenger and Marcia Perez live thousands of miles apart but have the same complaint: Doctors who treated them last year won't take their insurance now, even though they haven't changed insurers.

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Related Topix: Health, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Healthcare Law, Law

News12.com

KIYC: Affordable Care Act insurance plan canceled due to accounting issues

A 63-year-old woman from Monmouth County wound up ensnared in a web of accounting problems that led to her health insurance being canceled.

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Related Topix: Monmouth County, NJ, Health

Business Journal

Obamacare rule leads to $2.6M in rebates to 70,000 Wisconsinites

Nearly 70,000 Wisconsin consumers who bought individual health insurance in 2013 will receive refunds totaling $2.6 million from insurers under an Obamacare requirement that pushes insurers to operate efficiently.

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Related Topix: Health, Milwaukee, WI

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