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2012 January - Health Insurance Chat

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Entries for January, 2012

Can Obama’s health-care law force Catholics to support birth control?

News from Christian Science Monitor: Without an exemption for Catholic-linked institutions, the Obama health-care law requirement that insurance plans cover birth control would violate religious liberty, priests say. The Obama administration has stirred up new and vocal opposition to its health-care law, as Roman Catholic institutions confront a rule that in their view violates religious [...]

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Retailers join up to cure health insurance woes

News from Boston Herald: Redirect Notice  The previous page is sending you to http://news.bostonherald.com/business/general/view/20220129retailers_join_up_to_cure_health_insurance_woes/srvc=home .  If you do not want to visit that page, you can Continue Reading … Related News: The United States Health Care System: Combining Business, Health, and Delivery (2nd Edition) UNITED STATES HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, THE: COMBINING BUSINESS, HEALTH, AND DELIVERY, [...]

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Ball Promotes Proposed Health Care Bill

News from The Daily Lewisboro: Senator Ball spoke at the Northern Westchester Hospital on his proposed healthcare bill. Photo Credit: Alex Birsh Phil Kenney, who needed a surgery to help keep his heart in stable condition, and was then handed a $ 99,000 tab. Photo Credit: Alex Birsh Ball said that his bill would make [...]

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Republicans plan alternate health care law

News from Palm Beach Post: By Laura Green Palm Beach Post Staff Writer WASHINGTON — Less than two months before the Supreme Court begins hearing arguments in the landmark health care overhaul case, Republicans are formulating a new law to replace the Affordable Care Act. In the first coordinated attack since their failed effort to [...]

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Feds deny Texas waiver on health insurance rules

News from Austin American-Statesman: By Chuck Lindell AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Texas regulators will not be allowed to phase in a new rule designed to penalize health insurance companies that spend more than 20 percent of premiums on overhead, federal officials said Friday. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Texas failed to convincingly back [...]

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New health-care law starting to pay dividends

News from SunHerald.com: The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday, Jan. 26: The legal bees may be busy at the U.S. Supreme Court preparing for March’s oral arguments over the legality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but there’s no question that health-care reform so far has been good [...]

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User-friendly health plan summaries at risk

News from CBS News: (AP)  WASHINGTON — One of the most popular provisions of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul — consumer-friendly summaries of what your insurance plan covers — suddenly seems to be at risk. Consumer groups say it’s not Republican opposition they’re worried about, but a White House that doesn’t want to be [...]

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