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2013 January - Health Insurance Chat

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Entries for January, 2013

Some Unions Grow Wary of Health Law They Backed

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New on your W-2: health plan payments

News from Boston Globe: Scott Olson/Getty Images/File 2012 One survey says the yearly premium for employer-sponsored coverage averages $ 5,615 for a single person. As workers open their W-2 forms, many will see a new box with information on the total cost of employer-sponsored health insurance coverage. To some, it will be a surprise, perhaps [...]

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Rick Scott Health Care Costs Run Less Than $400 Per Year

News from Huffington Post: Looking for inexpensive health care? Run for office in the state of Florida. The Associated Press reported Monday that Gov. Rick Scott (R) and dozens of Sunshine State officials are receiving coverage for their families at less than $ 400 annually. Back in 2011, Continue Reading … Related News:

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Frustration with mental health care

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Fla. looks to Mass. for health care advice

News from MiamiHerald.com: FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Florida lawmakers considering how to implement the federal health care overhaul sought information Tuesday from two economists on the Massachusetts initiative that served as the blueprint for the national plan. Massachusetts pioneered an approach emulated in the federal Affordable Care Act with its 2006 health care initiative and [...]

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RI lawmakers chipping in for health care costs

News from San Francisco Chronicle: PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Nearly all new and returning Rhode Island legislators say they will pay at least 10 percent of their state-paid health insurance or waive the benefit in exchange for a $ 1,001 end-of-year payment. The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/yXauJR ) that 19 House members and 12 senators [...]

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Health insurance change coming to thousands in Kern

News from Bakersfield Californian: For years, Anamaria Cisneros could take her teenage son to a specialist for his weak heart valve under a public insurance program for children whose parents make too much money to qualify for Medi-Cal but not enough to afford private insurance. Now that the state is dissolving the government-subsidized Healthy Families [...]

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Obama intends to fix holes in mental health coverage

News from Los Angeles Times: WASHINGTON — When President Obama pledged this week to strengthen the nation’s mental health system to help reduce gun violence, he also implicitly acknowledged that a gap remains in his signature effort to guarantee Americans access to healthcare. Two landmark laws — including the sweeping 2010 health law — have [...]

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Countdown to Health-Care Reform

News from Fox Business: WASHINGTON –  If you like your 401(k) retirement savings account, you’re going to love what healthcare reform does to your employer-provided health care plan. In a post-Obamacare future, expect more employers to adopt defined contribution healthcare plans. Instead of providing coverage, they will throw a set amount of cash at workers [...]

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San Francisco eatery settles health benefits noncompliance complaint

News from ModernHealthcare.com: A San Francisco restaurant will spend about $ 320,000 to settle a complaint from city officials that it did not comply with San Francisco’s 2006 law that requires employers to spend a minimum amount of money on employees’ health care coverage. That requirement can be satisfied in several ways, including payment of [...]

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