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2 hrs ago | Medical Daily

Birth Control Coverage Should Be Required Under Health Plans, Argue 70% Of Americans

Birth control should be required under personal health plans. At least, that's what 70 percent of the country thinks.


6 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Two Small Firms Adapt to ACA

Many small businesses won a reprieve from having to provide health insurance under the Affordable Care Act until 2015 or later.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Small Business, Personal Finance, Health, Fairhope, AL

11 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Gansler sharpens attacks on Brown

Democrat Douglas F. Gansler sharpened his public attacks against rival Anthony G. Brown , charging Wednesday that his chief political opponent "did absolutely nothing" during his tenure as lieutenant governor and failed at the two main tasks he was given.


Related Topix: Health, Life, Veteran Affairs, Baltimore, MD

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Daily Kos

Kochs reverse course, start attacking Obamacare from the left

Steve Benen picks up on a new trend in the right's attacks on Obamacare: they're fighting it from the left .


Related Topix: Health, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Mark Udall, US Senate, Senator Mark Udall

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.


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



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


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

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.


Related Topix: Iowa, Health

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.


Related Topix: Health

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)


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Health, Healthcare Law, Law