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At the intersection of health, health care, and policy.

At the intersection of health, health care, and policy. The 2008 Law of Health Insurance requires patients use the communal health facility they have registered for through their social health insurance, except in cases of an emergency. If a patient insists on visiting a different facility, the insurance … Full News here – Read more […]

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Commentary: LePage's 'solution' on health care for poor won't work, lacks

Commentary: LePage's 'solution' on health care for poor won't work, lacks … Maine is just one of two states in the nation where the number of people without health insurance increased in 2013 – by close to 12,000 people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This is a huge negative reputation. It creates family hardships […]

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Health briefs: Halloween health insurance event

Health briefs: Halloween health insurance event The Henrietta Johnson Medical Center in Wilmington will host free Halloween-themed health care events Thursday and Friday to promote information regarding health care in Delaware and open enrollment on the state's insurance marketplace. Individuals … Full News here – Read more on The News Journal

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Proposition 45 seeks health insurance rate review

Proposition 45 seeks health insurance rate review Experience: Elected to the state Senate in 2010. Serves as chairman of the Senate Republican Caucus and vice chairman of the Senate Insurance Committee. Previously served in the Assembly, where he was a member of the Assembly Rules Committee. Full News here – Read more on LA Daily […]

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Aditya Birla Group forays into health insurance business

Aditya Birla Group forays into health insurance business India's Aditya Birla Group (ABG) joins hands with South African MMI Holdings Ltd for their recent health insurance business. As per a statement issued by the group's financial services division, Aditya Birla Financial Services Group (ABFSG), has come … Full News here – Read more on TheHealthSite

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Health Care Costs Expected to Rise in 2015: Are You Ready?

Health Care Costs Expected to Rise in 2015: Are You Ready? While 2015 may seem like a long way off, decisions you make within the next few months could affect how much you pay for health care in the coming year. Health care costs are expected to grow 6.8 percent overall next year, according to […]

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Blue Cross to reveal 2015 health insurance rates

Blue Cross to reveal 2015 health insurance rates Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina on Wednesday is expected to unveil prices for coverage in the individual market. That includes policies purchased on the federally run health care marketplace, coverage that doesn't conform to the Affordable … Full News here – Read more on WNCN

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Branstad floats idea for changes to government workers' health insurance

Branstad floats idea for changes to government workers' health insurance Terry Branstad is "dreaming of an idea" for changing the way state and local governments contract for employees' health insurance, but said he's not committed to any specific approach or proposal. Branstad, a Republican seeking re-election this year to … Full News here – Read […]

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No vote on retiree health benefits

No vote on retiree health benefits After some discussion, Macon-Bibb commissioners tabled a decision that could up the cost and shrink the scope of health benefits for county retirees. Like for Nan Cleveland, a retired senior lieutenant, who's no newcomer to Bibb County. "I was here … Full News here – Read more on 13WMAZ

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Lafayette trims budget thanks to health insurance news

Lafayette trims budget thanks to health insurance news LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Lafayette plans to cut its budget by another half-million dollars after the final health insurance numbers recently came back better than in previous years. During a budget workshop Monday afternoon, Mayor Tony Roswarski … Full News here – Read more on wlfi.com

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High-deductible insurance plans can carry large out-of-pocket costs

High-deductible insurance plans can carry large out-of-pocket costs As the 2015 health insurance enrollment season begins, Seng's story highlights a growing challenge. To cut monthly premium costs, more people are choosing high-deductible plans, gambling that they can stay healthy. More employers are pushing that … Full News here – Read more on Charlotte Observer

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Fábregas: Seniors, beware of Highmark's $0 health insurance pitch

Fábregas: Seniors, beware of Highmark's health insurance pitch People who use Medicare, the health insurance plan for Americans 65 and older, were not affected because the skirmish involved Highmark's commercial contract with UPMC. It ends in December, which means most Highmark customers won't have access to … Full News here – Read more on Tribune-Review

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Yes on Prop 45: Rate regulation needed

Yes on Prop 45: Rate regulation needed Editor's Note: Depending on who is talking, Proposition 45 threatens California's health care reform efforts or provides meaningful rate regulation. While proponents say it would make the rate-setting process more transparent, critics contend it would … Full News here – Read more on U-T San Diego

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New report cards grade health plans, doctor groups

New report cards grade health plans, doctor groups When it comes to specific conditions, Kaiser got four stars in everything except behavioral and mental health care, where it got three. Anthem Blue Cross got two stars in asthma, maternity and nd behavioral and mental health care. Blue Shield got one … Full News here – […]

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'Navigators' to host Nov. 1 health insurance fairs

'Navigators' to host Nov. 1 health insurance fairs If you purchased your current health insurance through NY State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace, or if you plan such a purchase for 2015, this announcement's for you. Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and The Dale Association will … Full News here – Read more […]

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