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2 hrs ago | Business Journal

UPMC drops controversial surgical procedure

Western Pennsylvania's dominant hospital network on Friday suspended using a controversial surgical procedure that has been linked to the spread of cancer in women.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Health, West Penn Allegheny Health System, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

6 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Oregon releases 2015 health insurance plan rates

The Oregon Insurance Division says Moda, the company that captured nearly two-thirds of the individual market share with some of the lowest prices in 2014, will see a 10.6 percent rate hike on average.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Oregon Government, Health

11 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Does More Health Spending Mean Better Health?

The first question one must ask is: Are we spending too much or too little on healthcare? Interestingly, there are multiple answers to this question depending on whether the spending is for basic healthcare services, reducing mortality and morbidity, improving the quality of life or increasing the longevity of the population.

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Related Topix: Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Medicare

15 hrs ago | Business Journal

Welltok names new C-level officers

Brian Ancell has been added as president and chief operating officer, and Linda Fenton was named chief financial officer, both reporting to Chairman and CEO Jeff Margolis .

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Related Topix: Health, Computers, TriZetto Group Inc The, Software

19 hrs ago | Business Journal

What is the minimum percentage of health insurance premiums an employer should pay for an employee?

Mark Vickers: "No employer should HAVE to pay for Health insurance. ACA has devastated the industry as well as business."

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Related Topix: Health

23 hrs ago | Reuters

Obamacare subsidy case could be reviewed by U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to review a case about whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for millions of Americans, a party involved in the lawsuit said on Thursday.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Covered California announces health insurance premium rates for 2015

Covered California consumers in the San Joaquin Valley will see slight changes in cost for health insurance premiums in 2015 depending on the plan they choose and where they live – some up, some down.

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

The Daily Democrat

Obamacare: New California rates increase only 4.2%

SACRAMENTO >> The vast majority of Covered California consumers will see low increases in their health insurance premiums for 2015, and many consumers will see no increase or even a decrease, exchange officials announced Thursday.

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

Washington Times

Bill Nelson blasts his state's handling of health insurance policy

Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida lambasted the legislature in his home state Thursday for refusing to expand Medicaid under Obamacare and preventing its state insurance commissioner from scrutinizing new insurance rates, only to then blame the overhaul for premium hikes.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, Health, Florida, Florida Government, Medicaid

Foster's Daily Democrat

Health insurance fair set for Aug. 14

In celebration of National Community Health Center Week, Aug. 10-16, Goodwin Community Health is holding “The State of Community Health in Strafford County,” an invitational legislative roundtable.

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Related Topix: Health, Strafford County, NH, Somersworth, NH

Reuters

India's battle against unneeded medical care finds World Bank support

India needs to curtail excessive medical care that leads to patient overspending as more people get health insurance, the World Bank said on Thursday, adding voice to a growing chorus against overtreatment in the country.

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Related Topix: World Bank, Health, Marketing, Medicine

GhanaWeb

Christian health centres resume treatment of NHIS cardholders

The Christian Health Association of Ghana has rescinded an earlier decision that suspended treatment of card bearers of the National Health Insurance Scheme.

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Related Topix: The Association, Pop/Rock, Health

Wed Jul 30, 2014

News Times

Go grocery shopping with your insurer

But that's just what a new partnership between nonprofit health insurance provider HealthyCT and the Stamford-based online farmers' market Fresh Nation is asking state residents to do.

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Related Topix: Health, Stamford, CT, Life, Fruits, Food, Vegetables

World Magazine

Employer-based health insurance takes a hit

New data from health insurance providers suggests more than 1.7 million people lost coverage through their jobs between October 2013 and March of this year.

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Related Topix: Health, Heritage Foundation, Charitable Organizations, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid

Detroit Free Press

Surprise for thousands: Health insurance checks to average $31 to $403

The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of 'good' in... Under federal health reform's so-called 80/20 rule, insurers are limited in how much they can spend on non-health care related costs like overhead or profits.

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The Washington Post

California Health Insurance Premiums Rise Up to 88% in 2014

Health-care insurance premiums for individuals in California rose between 22 percent and 88 percent in 2014 from last year, even after the federal health-care overhaul, the state's insurance commissioner said.

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

Stuff.co.nz

Sovereign revamps health insurance

Sovereign will effectively pay its customers' health insurance if they choose not to claim on a new policy unveiled today and instead opt to use the public system.

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Related Topix: Health

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Survey: Remaining uninsured harder to reach

In a follow-up to its long-term study of California's uninsured, the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 3.4 million previously uninsured adults now have health coverage after the first open enrollment season under President Barack Obama's health overhaul.

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Related Topix: Non-Profit, Health Care Policy, Health, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Marketing

News Observer

Employer health insurance mandate a political orphan

Four years later and after repeated delays, the so-called employer mandate has become something of an orphan, reviled by the law's opponents and increasingly seen as unnecessary by many of its backers.

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Related Topix: Health, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

USA Today

Federal appeals court denies another Obamacare challenge

President Obama's health care law survived a long-shot challenge Tuesday when a federal appeals court panel tossed out a lawsuit that contested the way it was enacted by Congress.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health

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