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  • ACA open enrollment, part deux

    On November 15 (and through February 15, 2015), the second open-enrollment period will begin for individual health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Despite a dreadful rollout, during the first Open Enrollment period, 8 million individuals...
  • No on Proposition 45

    No on Proposition 45
    Angered by rapidly rising premiums for automobile insurance, voters approved Proposition 103 in 1988 to give the state insurance commissioner the power to veto unreasonable rate hikes for auto policies. Now, after years of premium hikes in health...
  • California regulators clear Obamacare rates, hold off on networks

    California regulators clear Obamacare rates, hold off on networks
    California regulators won't challenge the next round of health insurance rate increases in the state exchange, but insurers' narrow networks of doctors and hospitals are drawing tougher scrutiny. The state's two insurance regulators didn't find proposed...
  • First look at 2015 Medicare plans

    First look at 2015 Medicare plans
    Medicare has released a sneak peek of what will be available in 2015. The new data, which the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released Sept. 18, names the insurers that will be selling privately run HMO-style Medicare Advantage and...
  • Lawsuit: Company fired woman after breast cancer diagnosis

    Lawsuit: Company fired woman after breast cancer diagnosis
    A woman filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court this week, claiming that her employer forced her off of the company’s health insurance plan after she was diagnosed with breast cancer and then fired her after she complained about it. Deborah...
  • Bethlehem offers bonus if employees retire

    As part of his multi-pronged plan to close a projected $5.9 million deficit next year, Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez on Friday offered older employees a $10,000 bonus or two years of health coverage in exchange for retiring. In a memo to employees...
  • Anthem, Hartford HealthCare Near Contract Deadline

    The state's largest health insurer and a network of five major Connecticut hospitals still had not reached an agreement Monday afternoon with less than 36 hours to go before the existing contract expires at midnight Tuesday. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue...
  • Eastern Pennsylvania and Allegheny County lead Obamacare enrollments statewide

    Eastern Pennsylvania and Allegheny County lead Obamacare enrollments statewide
    Looking to enroll people in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, government and volunteer agencies headed to the state's population centers. The effort paid off. Newly released data on enrollment of individuals who signed up during the...
  • Obamacare doctor networks to stay limited in 2015

    Obamacare doctor networks to stay limited in 2015
    Finding a doctor who takes Obamacare coverage could be just as frustrating for Californians in 2015 as the health-law expansion enters its second year. The state's largest health insurers are sticking with their often-criticized narrow networks of...
  • The ugly surprise of out-of-network doctors and 'balance billing'

    The ugly surprise of out-of-network doctors and 'balance billing'
    The New York Times' Elisabeth Rosenthal offered an important lesson in healthcare economics over the weekend that's a must-read for anyone about to undergo a major medical procedure. Rosenthal's piece explored how charges from out-of-network providers...
  • GOP Senate candidate Ed Gillespie calls for increase to home health care rates

    GOP Senate candidate Ed Gillespie calls for increase to home health care rates
    Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie knows he doesn't like Obamacare, but he said Friday he's not quite ready to outline an alternative. After telling a group of home health care agency owners and employees that he would try to roll back cuts in...