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2014 May - Health Insurance Chat

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Entries for May, 2014

Analysts predict most employer-provided insurance will disappear as …

News from Fox News: Across the political spectrum, analysts now say that 80 to 90 percent of employer-provided insurance, the mainstay of American health coverage for decades, will disappear as ObamaCare takes hold. The research firm S&P IQ predicts less than 10 percent of those who get insurance at work will still get it there [...]

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Orange teachers, district reach agreement on health insurance plans

News from Orlando Sentinel: Orange teachers have reached an agreement on health insurance (Tootles / May 30, 2014) Orange County’s teachers union has agreed to a plan that will offer the district’s 13,000 teachers three health insurance plans for the coming school year, ending contentious negotiations. The three plans are the same as the ones being used by [...]

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Hackers’ Next Target: Your Health Insurance Company

News from Fox Business: Consumers might be worried about compromising their personal data when shopping after the recent massive data breaches at Target (TGT), Neiman Marcus and TJMaxx (TJX), but it turns out retailers aren’t the biggest risks. A new report cautions that the health-care and pharmaceutical industries are more at risk for data breaches [...]

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Study Questions Need For Employer Health Care Requirement

News from NPR: i i hide captionThe employer mandate requires that businesses with 50 or more employees provide health insurance to their workers. A new study by the Urban Institute says the mandate should be eliminated. Continue Reading … Related News: Zukes Z-Bone Regular Clean Carrot Crisp 8 count-Pouch – 82426 Natural Edible Dental Chews. [...]

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A Labor Union Prepares To Strike, As Obamacare Ups Health Insurance Costs …

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Job Change and Obamacare: How to deal with a Health Insurance Gap

News from Motley Fool: You quit your job to take another, but you want to take a few weeks off in between jobs. Or perhaps your new employer has a waiting period until health coverage kicks in. Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires you to have health insurance, you might be wondering if the [...]

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Arizona families lose coverage, pay more for health insurance

News from Arizona Republic: Ken Alltucker, The Republic | azcentral.com 9:20 p.m. MST May 22, 2014 About 26,000 children were transferred from KidsCare to the state’s Medicaid program, but 14,000 others were expected to buy subsidized health insurance in the Affordable Care Act’s federal marketplace. More than 2,000 children can keep their KidsCare coverage until [...]

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US prosecutors investigate Oregon’s failed health insurance exchange

News from Los Angeles Times: The U.S. attorney’s office in Portland has issued subpoenas to Oregon’s health insurance exchange as part of a grand jury investigation into the spectacular failure of the state’s system, which was never able to enroll consumers online even though it spent more than $ 248 million in taxpayer money on [...]

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Critics call Obama funding plan for health insurer losses a ‘bailout’

News from Los Angeles Times: The Obama administration has quietly adjusted key provisions of its signature healthcare law to potentially make billions of additional taxpayer dollars available to the insurance industry if companies providing coverage through the Affordable Care Act lose money. The move was buried in hundreds of pages of new regulations issued late [...]

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Your guide to the new health insurance rules

News from Boston Globe: The new federal health care law has improved a lot of things about health insurance, according to Consumer Reports. You can’t be turned down or charged extra if you have a preexisting condition. All types of basic health services are covered. Plans can’t cap annual or lifetime benefits, and most preventive [...]

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