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Overpaying For Health Insurance? 2 Million On Obamacare Missing Out On Cost …

News from International Business Times: More than 2 million Americans are probably paying more than they have to for health insurance and healthcare, a new analysis shows. Even though people with certain income levels qualify for government subsidies when they buy health insurance on government-run exchanges, more than a quarter are not taking advantage of the discount. Under [...]

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Workers increasingly shoulder cost of employer-sponsored health insurance

News from STLtoday.com: The overall cost of employer-sponsored health insurance may not be growing by much. But, as a new report shows, companies are increasingly shifting the burden to employees. That’s a key finding of the most recent survey of employer-sponsored health insurance by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Education Trust, [...]

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Why your job dictates your health insurance cost

News from CNBC.com: But in addition to keeping an eye on the costs typically paid within the industry, he said, companies also need to be aware of overall trends that could shed light on how their health spending can be adjusted. “Companies should be benchmarking their costs . . . both within their sector and, [...]

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An unbelievable health care cost

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Ex-Obama advisers seek health care cost control

News from The Associated Press: Ex-Obama advisers seek health care cost control By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press – 45 minutes ago  WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of President Barack Obama’s former advisers are proposing major changes aimed at controlling health care costs as political uncertainty hovers over his health law. Call it Health Care Overhaul, Version [...]

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Cost of public retiree health care soars in Calif.

News from San Jose Mercury News: SACRAMENTO, Calif.—As Stockton contemplates a bankruptcy filing, cities, counties and school districts throughout California are grappling with the same issue that has led the delta port city to the brink of insolvency—soaring costs for retiree health care. San Francisco, which once allowed its public employees to qualify for full [...]

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Quality and cost of medical care vary widely among local areas

News from Los Angeles Times: Orange County and Ventura outpaced Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Bakersfield in a national score card looking at how area hospitals, doctors and insurance companies manage patient care and costs. The Commonwealth Fund, a New York foundation that studies the U.S. healthcare market, ranked 306 communities nationwide on key areas [...]

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Per person cost of federal high-risk medical plan doubles

News from Washington Post: Medical costs for enrollees in the health-care law’s high-risk insurance pools are expected to more than double initial predictions, the Obama administration said Thursday in a report on the new program. The health-care law set aside $ 5 billion for a Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, meant to provide health insurance to [...]

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Employee health insurance cost rising again

News from ABC News: Good health is the gift that keeps on giving. Not only do you feel better, you probably paid less for health insurance than some of your co-workers. In recent years, many large employers have passed on the rising cost of health insurance in the form of higher deductibles and co-payments — [...]

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Essential Health Benefits Should Consider Cost, Institute Says

News from National Journal: The only way to build a set of insurance requirements that are comprehensive and affordable is to start with a cost target, an advisory panel told the Department of Health and Human Services in a highly anticipated report on what benefits should be considered “essential” for new health insurance plans. Instead [...]

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