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2013 February - Health Insurance Chat

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Entries for February, 2013

Conn. health insurance exchange gets new name

News from San Francisco Chronicle: HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange is getting a new name. The online health insurance marketplace, a key component of the federal health care overhaul law, will now be called Access Health CT. Jason Madrak, Access Health CT’s chief marketi……….. continues on San Francisco Chronicle. Continue Reading [...]

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The Overlooked Health-Care Tax Whopper

News from Fox Business: This transcript is automatically generated Or any Mac’s bottom line in the so Michael another tanks that’s kind of hidden away no one seems to — and I don’t know about — – it’s a thing also raise taxes pop up all over the place at a health reform. You leading [...]

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Ministries step in for health-care coverage for uninsured

News from Columbus Dispatch: By  Ben Sutherly The Columbus Dispatch Monday February 18, 2013 6:04 AM Enlarge Image ADAM CAIRNS | DISPATCH Continue Reading … Related News: The New Health Care System: Everything You Need to Know (Thomas Dunne Books)Now that the health care reform bill has become the law of the land, millions of [...]

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HealthShare will let insurers and health-care providers share patients’ data …

News from Philadelphia Inquirer: Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013, 6:20 AM When patients insured by Independence Blue Cross are discharged from the hospital, discharge reports are added to medical records at their primary doctors’ offices less than 50 percent of the time. It’s a common example of the gaps in [...]

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The Health Benefits That Cut Your Pay

News from New York Times: NOT long ago, a 23-year-old woman joined my company as an assistant in the advertising sales department at a starting salary of $ 35,000. Smart, ambitious and poised, she should have a promising future. Unfortunately, her earnings prospects are threatened. Like many Americans, she’s unaware of how much of her [...]

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California reveals details of health-law insurance plans

News from Los Angeles Times: Consumers are getting their first glimpse at what health insurance will look like in California as the state prepares to implement the federal healthcare law. On Wednesday, state officials will spell out the details on policies available next year to people buying their own coverage. In January 2014, most Americans [...]

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Illinois settles on Obamacare health insurance platform

News from Chicago Sun-Times: BY DAVE MCKINNEY Springfield Bureau Chief February 12, 2013 5:52PM SPRINGFIELD — The platform 1.2 million uninsured Illinoisans can use under Obamacare to purchase health insurance has won federal approval, sources confirmed Tuesday. The development, while expected, will be announced at a Wednesday press conference in Chicago by Gov. Pat Quinn [...]

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Tax help comes with health insurance advice

News from Los Angeles Times: Derrick Bean filed his income taxes at an H&R Block office in Los Angeles this month, and the 26-year-old left with something unexpected: a price quote on federally subsidized health insurance. Using the information from his 2012 return, a tax advisor told the actor and waiter that he would qualify [...]

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In Medicaid, a New Health-Care Fight

News from Wall Street Journal: By LOUISE RADNOFSKY Employers in several states are bracing for higher health-care costs as some governors, worried about the impact on state budgets from the federal overhaul, resist a planned Medicaid expansion. Brandon Thibodeaux for The Wall Street Journal Employers of mainly low-wage employees, such as this Mooyah burger restaurant [...]

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Sam R. Hall: State-run health insurance failed due to politics

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