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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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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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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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Health Insurance Enrollment Campaign Comes To Berkshires

Health Insurance Enrollment Campaign Comes To Berkshires The director of the Massachusetts Health Connector, the state's online health insurance marketplace, met with Berkshire healthcare agencies Thursday ahead of the upcoming open enrollment period. The gathering at Berkshire Medical Center's cancer … Full News here – Read more on WAMC

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McLeod Diabetes Program to hold its annual Diabetes Health Fair

McLeod Diabetes Program to hold its annual Diabetes Health Fair FLORENCE, S.C. — The McLeod Diabetes Program, known for its excellence in diabetes care and outstanding work in community diabetes education, will hold its Diabetes Health fair again this November. The center provides an extensive wealth of … Full News here – Read more on SCNow

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Cities Are Reneging on Health Care Benefits

Cities Are Reneging on Health Care Benefits She paid $ 100 to see an out-of-network doctor when she needed blood-pressure medication but couldn't get an appointment in network. A doctor wanted her to have a mammogram and a colonoscopy, but she put it off because she couldn't afford the co-pays. Full News here – Read […]

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It's Time to Think about Your Health Insurance Coverage

It's Time to Think about Your Health Insurance Coverage If you are not on Medicare and need health insurance, November 15 through February 15 is the open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace at www.HealthCare.gov. If you need to enroll in a plan, or review your current plan and options … Full News here […]

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10 States Where Health Insurance Monopolies Likely Drive Higher Premiums

10 States Where Health Insurance Monopolies Likely Drive Higher Premiums NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Just one month out from Obamacare open enrollment Round Two and health insurance is once again climbing to top-of-the-mind awareness. Government officials are promising faster enrollment on HealthCare.gov, mobile device … Full News here – Read more on MainStreet

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Know Your Candidate: Greg Abbott on health insurance

Know Your Candidate: Greg Abbott on health insurance If elected, Abbott says he wants to help support the medical profession, saying in 2012 Texas ranked almost dead last in the nation on the number of primary care physicians. He also wants to look at expanding access for mental and behavioral health, … Full News here – […]

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Poll: Many people with health insurance struggle with medical bills

Poll: Many people with health insurance struggle with medical bills WASHINGTON – Having health insurance is no panacea for high medical costs. Overall, 1 in 4 privately insured U.S. adults say they don't have much confidence in their ability to pay for a major, unexpected medical expense. A new poll from The Associated … Full News […]

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Remember When Obamacare Would Stop Health Insurers From Canceling

Remember When Obamacare Would Stop Health Insurers From Canceling … President Obama's now-discredited assertion that “if you like your policy, you can keep it” has overshadowed another bogus promise: that his health care reform law would stop health insurers from canceling policies. The difference between the two … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Walmart to End Health Coverage for 30000 Part-Time Workers

Walmart to End Health Coverage for 30000 Part-Time Workers Walmart Stores, the world's largest retailer and the nation's largest private employer, said on Tuesday that it would terminate health insurance coverage for about 30,000 part-time workers, joining a string of retailers that have rolled back benefits … Full News here – Read more on New […]

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