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2011 November - Health Insurance Chat

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Entries for November, 2011

Obama health care law has unexpected beneficiaries

News from The Associated Press: Obama health care law has unexpected beneficiaries By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press – 13 hours ago  WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the money from President Barack Obama’s health care law is flowing to places you might not expect. Two Texas public employee programs are among the top 25 beneficiaries of [...]

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PA Health Insurance Consumers Urged to Weigh Options During Open Enrollment Season

News from Sacramento Bee: HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 2, 2011 – /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Open enrollment season is the ideal time for consumers to re-evaluate their health insurance needs, state Insurance Commissioner Mike Consedine said today. “If your employer offers you a choice in health options, now is the time to decide if you have the right [...]

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Federal health plan will reduce strain on providers

News from NewsOK.com: Currently, Medicaid covers most low-income children in Oklahoma but very few working-age adults — only pregnant women and the parents of dependent children whose income is less than half the federal poverty level. The ACA will expand Medicaid eligibility for adults up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level.This expansion has [...]

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Social forces may limit health care reform

News from Politico: The health care reform law gives federal health officials a new mandate to address the fact that racial and ethnic minorities tend to be sicker than the rest of the population. But there are limits to what they can actually do about the problem. The root causes, public health experts say, are [...]

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