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  • Need for ballot measure on health insurance rate regulation debated

     Need for ballot measure on health insurance rate regulation debated
    Kicking off a major ballot fight this year, California lawmakers pressed the state's insurance commissioner to defend a proposal that would grant his agency sweeping new authority over health insurance rates. At a legislative hearing Wednesday,...
  • Ask Kim: Can I max out my health savings account this year?

    I started a new job in April that offers a high-deductible health insurance policy with a health savings account. Am I able to contribute the full amount for family coverage to the HSA for 2014, or do I need to prorate the contribution for the months that...
  • Myths and spin abound on Supreme Court contraceptive decision

    Half-truths and spin from both political parties have quickly come to dominate the debate over the Supreme Court decision on religious exemptions to the rule on insurance plans covering contraceptives. Both sides want to use the decision to motivate key...
  • Same surgery, different price: Patient gets $15,000 bill second time

    Same surgery, different price: Patient gets $15,000 bill second time
    It would be nice if Americans could declare independence from loony medical bills. But that day isn't here. Bill Erickson can attest to that. In 2010, he had his right knee replaced after "lots of abuse" as a high school and college baseball coach....
  • Supreme Court ruling signals trouble for state, Chicago

    Supreme Court ruling signals trouble for state, Chicago
    The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that subsidized health care premiums for retired state employees are protected under the Illinois Constitution, signaling potential trouble for an overhaul of pension benefits that’s also being challenged in...
  • Supplemental healthcare policies may relieve some worries

    Supplemental healthcare policies may relieve some worries
    Nicholas Lazzarini has a pretty good health insurance policy. But as a self-employed dancer, he says he worries about becoming sick or injured and incurring extra costs. "Unless you're on a TV show, you don't have coverage," says the 29-year-old from...
  • A rash of health care options after graduation

    Parents hate to get these letters -- notice from an insurer that their college-age child is no longer eligible for dental and vision coverage. While the Affordable Care Act allows parents to keep adult children enrolled in employer-provided family health...
  • Mayo: Why is health care in US pegged to workplace?

    To me, there's a bigger question beyond last week's Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case involving an employer's right to exclude certain contraceptive coverage from their health insurance plans based on religious beliefs. That question: Why...
  • Saint Mary's Hospital To Be Acquired By Tenet Healthcare

    Saint Mary's Hospital To Be Acquired By Tenet Healthcare
    A Texas-based hospital chain that is buying four Connecticut hospitals said in a surprise announcement Tuesday it will add a fifth to its roster: Saint Mary's in Waterbury. Connecticut's legislature this year passed a bill allowing for-profit hospitals...
  • Study: 1 out of 5 Floridians still lack health insurance

    Study: 1 out of 5 Floridians still lack health insurance
    Nearly one out of five Floridians still lack health insurance, despite people being able to sign up this year for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new study released Wednesday. However, Obamacare reduced the state's uninsured...
  • As I've been saying, what part of 'shall not be diminished or impaired' don't our lawmakers understand?

     
    Breaking news: The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that subsidized health care premiums for retired state employees are protected under the Illinois Constitution, signaling potential trouble for an overhaul of pension benefits that’s also being...