Category Archives: Health Reform

Proposed Regulations Charge Wellness Programs

Authorities issued proposed regulations that would implement the federal health reform law’s welcome changes to wellness programs Continue reading

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The ObamaCare lessons in a cancer patient’s cancelled insurance

Mrs. Sundby’s seven years of gallbladder cancer treatment have been underwritten by a policy known as preferred provider organization coverage, or a PPO, from UnitedHealthcare. Continue reading

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Healthcare Credits Reach Middle Class

Individuals earning nearly $46,000 a year and families of four earning $94,000 may be eligible for federal tax credits under the new health care law. Continue reading

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Federal Health Site Stymied by Lack of Direction

Longtime agency computer experts with different bosses oversaw building the site’s software and hardware components Continue reading

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Insurers Meet With Obama Staff on Fixing Health Exchange

10 insurers met with the Obama administration to discuss correcting flaws in how data from the U.S. health-care marketplaces is transferred to the companies. Continue reading

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Presentation: Health Reform Turbocharges Corporate Wellness Programs

Health Reform Turbocharges Corporate Wellness Programs Continue reading

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National Health Expenditure Projections: Slow Growth Until Economy Improves

Health spending growth through 2013 is expected to remain slow because of the sluggish economic recovery, continued increases in cost-sharing requirements for the privately insured, and slow growth for public programs. Continue reading

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Employers project 4.8 percent rise in 2014 benefit spending

A Mercer study released Tuesday shows that companies expect to bump up their budgets for health benefits for 2014 by 4.8 percent. Continue reading

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Closer Look at Polls Finds Views of Health Law Less Negative

(via New York Times) On opening day of the new federal and state health insurance exchanges, a deeper look at how Americans view the Affordable Care Act shows that public opinion is not as negative as has been reported. Although … Continue reading

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Obamacare’s Price Tag Will Surprise Americans

The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, will move into the next phase of its gradual roll out next week. On October 1, the insurance exchanges will commence operations. These exchanges are supposed to be where people without insurance through an employer go to find health … Continue reading

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