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Entries for June, 2014

Teachers Talk High Health Insurance Rates

News from KARK: LITTLE ROCK, AR — Important agenda items are added to a special called legislative session beginning Monday. Those issues include addressing the prison overcrowding problem, a monitor-style lottery game and public school employee insurance. Public school employees face a 35% health insurance rate increase this fall. But a legislative task force came [...]

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When a Health Plan Knows How You Shop – New York Times

News from When a Health Plan Knows How You Shop – New York Times: HTTP/1.1 302 Found Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2014 21:32:38 GMT Server: Apache Set-Cookie: NYT-S=deleted; expires=Thu, 01-Jan-1970 00:00:01 GMT; path=/; domain=www.stg.nytimes.com Set-Cookie: NYT-S=0Mu/k9iClwEJLDXrmvxADeHJx.ntFshFMNdeFz9JchiAIUFL2BEX5FWcV.Ynx4rkFI; expires=Tue, 29-Jul-2014 21:32:38 GMT; path=/; domain=.nytimes.com Location: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/29/technology/when-a-health-plan-knows-how-you-shop.html?_r=0 Content-Length: 0 nnCoection: close Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: [...]

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Health insurance premiums up 1.2% in public sector, 7.1% in private

News from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Health insurance premiums in the public sector increased 1.2% on average this year, compared with a 7.1% increase in the private sector, based on an annual report by M3 Insurance, the state’s largest insurance agency. The report also showed a sharp increase in health plans with high deductibles, with 34% [...]

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How tax refunds could boost health coverage in US

News from The Tennessean: Shelley DuBois, sdubois@tennessean.com 5:05 p.m. CDT June 25, 2014 2013 was the first year for enrollment on Healthcare.gov through the Affordable Care Act.(Photo: Submitted ) 1 CONNECT Continue Reading … Related News: Zurn Z826F1-XL-MY Chrome Aquaspec Double Handle Single Hole Laboratory Faucet with Metal Lever Handles and Mixing Yoke Assembly (Low [...]

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Consumers Will Spend More on Health Care in 2015, Report Predicts

News from New York Times: HTTP/1.1 302 Found Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:17:45 GMT Server: Apache Set-Cookie: NYT-S=deleted; expires=Thu, 01-Jan-1970 00:00:01 GMT; path=/; domain=www.stg.nytimes.com Set-Cookie: NYT-S=0MdBYCN94/tSTDXrmvxADeHx7iwn5VaTrndeFz9JchiAIUFL2BEX5FWcV.Ynx4rkFI; expires=Sat, 26-Jul-2014 17:17:45 GMT; path=/; domain=.nytimes.com Location: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/24/your-money/health-care-spending-to-rise-in-2015-report-says.html?_r=0 Content-Length: 0 Cneonction: close Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: Apache Cache-Control: no-cache Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8 Content-Length: 55232 Accept-Ranges: [...]

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Sick Drawn to New Coverage in Health-Law Plans

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Are Americans crazy to tolerate costly health care?

News from CNN: Recent report shows U.S. health care system ranks last among peer nations Summer McGee: We have least efficient, most expensive system in world She says what’s surprising is our willingness to tolerate such a broken industry McGee: Clear quality standards, price transparency are essential to improvement Editor’s note: Summer McGee is associate [...]

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New health insurance CO-OPs hope for better second year

News from Statesman Journal: Saerom Yoo, Statesman Journal 7:12 p.m. PDT June 23, 2014 Ralph Prows is president and CEO of Oregon’s Health. President and CEO of Oregon’s Health CO-OP(Photo: Special to the Statesman Journal) 3 CONNECT Continue Reading … Related News:

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Hiker wants break on health insurance

News from SFGate: A hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail has a proposal for the health care industry that would save a fortune for Bay Area hikers, bikers and other outdoor athletes on their health insurance costs. Just as the banking industry gives you a credit score to assess your financial risk, the health industry [...]

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Kiplinger’s: Save on your health insurance

News from Richmond Times Dispatch: Whether you have health insurance through your employer or buy a policy on your own, you’re probably paying more out of pocket than you did in the past. The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that 38 percent of covered employees now have a deductible of $ 1,000 or more for single [...]

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