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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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Health insurance reduces deaths, new Massachusetts study shows

News from Los Angeles Times: Giving more people health insurance could save tens of thousands of lives nationwide in the coming years, a new analysis of data from Massachusetts, whose trailblazing reforms became the model for President Obama’s health law, suggests. Throughout the national debate over the Affordable Care Act, critics of the law have [...]

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Study: Patients need training on new health insurance

News from USA TODAY: De. Shaun Lan performs a skin exam on Kathryn Flack at Legacy Medical Group Northwest Clinic in Portland, Ore. Lan works with patients in the state’s expanded Medicaid program, as well as with privately insured patients.(Photo: Rick Bowmer, AP) Story Highlights Many new Medicaid beneficiaries in Oregon thought health insurance was [...]

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HSPH Study Suggests Health Care is a Deciding Factor for Voters

News from Harvard Crimson: Barack Obama wins three to one against Mitt Romney among those voters who say that health care is their primary concern, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health learned. Overall, with voters ranking health care as the second most important factor in determining their presidential choice for the first time [...]

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Expanding Medicaid cuts death rates, study finds

News from msnbc.com: State expansions of the Medicaid health insurance program for poor Americans reduced adult mortality rates by more than 6 percent compared with states that did not broaden eligibility for their plans, according to a study released on Wednesday. Don’t miss these Health stories Killers’ parents become instant pariahs Like the parents of [...]

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Study: Savings and risks in health insurance trend

News from CBS News: WASHINGTON — It’s the hottest trend in job-based health insurance: plans that give you a personal savings account for medical bills but also require you to pay a hefty share of costs before coverage kicks in. Such “consumer-directed” plans could save billions for employers, providing relief from high health care costs, [...]

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Study: Obama’s health care law would raise deficit

News from San Jose Mercury News: WASHINGTON—Reigniting a debate about the bottom line for President Barack Obama’s health care law, a leading conservative economist estimates in a study to be released Tuesday that the overhaul will add at least $ 340 billion to the deficit, not reduce it. Charles Blahous, who serves as public trustee [...]

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Sharp Rise in US Health Insurance Cost, Study Finds

News from New York Times: By REED ABELSON Published: September 27, 2011 The cost of health insurance for many Americans this year climbed more sharply than in previous years, outstripping any growth in workers’ wages and adding more uncertainty about the pace of rising medical costs. A new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a [...]

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Study Finds Savings From Medicare’s Drug Plan Extend Beyond Cost of Meds

News from U.S. News & World Report: By Amanda GardnerHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) — The savings for U.S. seniors who participate in the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan may extend far beyond the cost of medications, a new study indicates. Part D participants also seemed to have lower hospital and nursing [...]

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Study: Medicaid does make a difference after all

News from Sierra Vista Herald:Printer-friendly versionSend to friend WASHINGTON (AP) — Signing up for Medicaid could improve your overall health and financial security, says a surprising new study that offers clues on how President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul might affect millions of low-income uninsured Americans. The findings run counter to a widespread perception that having [...]

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