Latest Health Insurance In Usa News

Sebelius out at US Department of Health and Human Services
In reality, the health care overhaul—which mandates individuals without insurance to purchase coverage from private insurers—cuts costs for government and corporations while boosting the profit margins of the insurance companies. In her remarks on …
Read more on World Socialist Web Site

US insurers still expect cuts in 2015 Medicare payments
The comments from individual insurers echoed that of industry trade group America's Health Insurance Plans, which said it was concerned about how the policy will affect the 15 million people who receive privately managed benefits. The balance of the …
Read more on Reuters UK

Exchange works to enroll stragglers
About 3,500 Connecticut residents have enrolled in health insurance through the state's health care exchange, Access Health CT, since the official open enrollment deadline passed on March 31. That's in addition to the nearly 200,000 who enrolled …
Read more on The Advocate

Latest Health Insurance Plans News

Health Insurance Marketplace Startup Lands .5M
In addition to helping people buy insurance, Gravie provides members what it calls “concierge-level after-sale services”—such as health plan troubleshooting, ongoing consultation, analysis of spending across health care accounts, and assistance in …
Read more on Twin Cities Business Magazine

White House orders broader Obamacare health plans in 2015
The Obama administration is requiring health plans in Obamacare insurance marketplaces to include a more robust offering of care providers in 2015 after some early backlash over limited networks in the health care law's first year. Health plans selling …
Read more on Washington Post (blog)

National Restaurant Association Partners with eHealth for Health Insurance
Through this new partnership, NRA members will have access to a co-branded eHealth health insurance shopping experience. eHealth offers personalized quotes from brand-name insurance plans as well as plan comparisons, consumer decision-support …
Read more on Insurance News Net (press release)

Latest Health News

Labor union officials say Obama betrayed them in health-care rollout
Their complaints reflect a broad sense of disappointment among many labor leaders, who say the Affordable Care Act has subjected union health plans to new taxes and mandates while not allowing them to share in the subsidies that have gone to private …
Read more on Washington Post

Poll: Support For High School Football, Despite Concussion Risks
Making sure that children are active often means getting them interested in sports. But parents have to weigh the health risks of those sports, including hits that can cause concussions. Concussions are brain injuries. Most people, including kids …
Read more on NPR (blog)

Latest Health Insurance News

More, unseen wrinkles in health care law bugging businesses
As health plans go in Montana, the Montana Contractors' Association plan for employees at its member firms is a good one — great benefits, very little cost to employees, locally managed. But the Affordable Care Act, the law known as “Obamacare,” has a …
Read more on Helena Independent Record

Democrats Tout Business Man Who Gets Subsidized Health Insurance as an
On Monday, January 6, the Texas Democratic Party held a conference call with media to tout how Obamacare is supposedly helping Texans obtain health insurance. The call included party leaders like state Rep. Trey Martinez-Fischer (D-Dallas), the White …
Read more on PJ Media

Cracking The Code On Health Care Costs: What The States Can Do
State governments have a unique opportunity to transform the current health care system into one that provides higher-quality care at lower costs. The State Health Care Cost Containment Commission was created to identify how states might use their …
Read more on Health Affairs (blog)

Latest Health Insurance In Usa News

No HealthCare.gov? No problem, private sites say
Far from the early fears that government-run health insurance exchanges would wipe out private competition, shares of eHealth Inc., the Silicon Valley company that owns eHealthInsurance.com, have quadrupled since since 2010. The stock is up 64% since …
Read more on The Journal News / Lohud.com

Deadline's here: Is Healthcare.gov fixed? Sort of
"So the fixes that you hear us talking about, the hardware improvements that you hear us talking about, those are all designed to improve performance and functionality of the site and the user experience for the consumers that are choosing to access …
Read more on USA TODAY

US government plan adjusts 2014 risk payments for health insurers
(Reuters) – The U.S. government has issued a proposal that would likely increase risk payments in 2014 to health insurers offering plans on the Obamacare exchanges after the companies complained a recent policy change allowing people to keep their …
Read more on Reuters India

Federal exchange sends unqualified people to Medicaid
The federal health care exchange is incorrectly determining that some people are eligible for Medicaid when they clearly are not, leaving them with little chance to get the subsidized insurance they are entitled to as the Dec. 23 deadline for … "We …
Read more on USA TODAY

Latest Health Insurance In Usa News

Market, insurers will keep premiums low, analysts say
WASHINGTON — Market forces and an impetus to attract younger, healthier people into the insurance market will help keep health insurance premiums lower as the 2010 health care law takes effect on Jan. 1, industry analysts and insurance officials say.
Read more on USA TODAY

The Real Power of Health Insurance
As business owners, we tend to view health insurance as a nice perk to offer employees. But it's not a perk. It's a requirement for anyone choosing to go it alone as an entrepreneur. One thing that people–and I'm one of them–seem to forget when it …
Read more on Terra.com

Study: Obamacare to subsidize insurance for 83000 in Rhode Island
"The tax-credit subsidies are a game-changer: They will make health coverage affordable for huge numbers of uninsured families who would have been priced out of the health coverage and care they need," Ron Pollack, Families USA's executive director, …
Read more on Providence Eyewitness News

Latest Senior Health Insurance News

Rutgers makes Louisville's Hermann AD
Pernetti received $ 1.2 million in salary, plus an iPad, car allowance and more than two years of health insurance coverage under a settlement agreement, according to documents released under open public records laws. Hermann had been senior associate …
Read more on News & Observer

No quick recovery
Astrapak optimists are betting heavily on new CE Robin Moore's ability to restore the troubled packaging firm to health. Reflecting this confidence, Astrapak is trading on a 75,5 p:e despite a … He says top management has also been beefed up with all …
Read more on Financial Mail

Acting Chief Wins Confirmation to Run Medicare and Medicaid
The agency already provides health insurance to more than 100 million people and spends more than $ 800 billion a year, which is substantially more than the Defense Department budget. Through its payment policies and the standards it … “So far, she …
Read more on New York Times

Washington Women CEOs Earn 0000 Less Than Male Lobby Peers
Bailey was followed among women executives by Dawn Sweeney, 53, at the National Restaurant Association, who received $ 2.2 million and Karen Ignagni, 59, of America's Health Insurance Plans placing third among women with $ 1.73 million. Bailey and …
Read more on Bloomberg

Latest Health Insurance In Usa News

Walmart Health Screening Stations Touted As Part Of 'Self-Service Revolution'
While shopping at the Alexandria, Va., Walmart location, Aleisha Butler, 24, takes a moment to utilize the SoloHealth Station, an interactive, self-service health care kiosk (Photo by Jack Gruber/USA Today). He tests his eyesight, weighs himself and …
Read more on Kaiser Family Foundation

US STOCKS-M&A deals lift Wall Street shares nearer a record high
On the downside, health insurance stocks tumbled, led by a 6.4 percent drop in Humana Inc to $ 73.01. The company said the government's proposed 2014 payment rates for Medicare Advantage participants were lower than expected and would hurt its profit …
Read more on Reuters