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  • Md. health exchange enrolls 16,700 in first week

    Md. health exchange enrolls 16,700 in first week
    The Maryland health exchange has enrolled more than 16,700 people in private insurance plans and Medicaid during what was mostly a trouble-free first week for users of the new website. It took more than two months to enroll that many people last year...
  • Mayo: Obamacare Year 2 - Bugs gone, but more bumps ahead

    Mayo: Obamacare Year 2 - Bugs gone, but more bumps ahead
    Here we go again: Time for the second round of Obamacare health insurance enrollment. Last year's theme was, "Help! The website keeps crashing and I can't get signed up!" This year, things seem smoother on the technology end, but there are plenty of...
  • Generic drug prices skyrocket in past year

     Generic drug prices skyrocket in past year
    After calling for a routine prescription refill, Craig Elliott got a rude shock: His bill was going up fivefold. The 44-year-old piano tuner and guitar instructor from Elgin, who has health insurance, used to pay $20 for a three-month supply of his...
  • Obamacare: Beyond the website

    Obamacare: Beyond the website
    While it's too early to declare the new Maryland health insurance exchange website a complete success, its largely smooth launch this week offers the prospect that this open enrollment period will be focused less on the technology and more on ensuring...
  • Maryland to expand Medicaid coverage for transgender patients

    Maryland to expand Medicaid coverage for transgender patients
    Health officials in Maryland are moving for the first time to provide transition-related health care coverage to low-income transgender residents who receive Medicaid in the state. "We are in the process of submitting state regulations and will seek...
  • With 'Luck,' Illinois hopes to lure young adults to buy insurance

    With 'Luck,' Illinois hopes to lure young adults to buy insurance
    A new ad campaign from Illinois is making fun of a no-insurance mindset to try to get young adults to sign up for health insurance, using the tag line, "You'll be okay, probably." The ads, which show young people cavorting around Chicago in cardboard...
  • Cover vision therapy

    Developmental visual disorders -- problems with eye tracking, convergence and visual sequencing --create obstacles and challenges for children learning to read, as well as learning other life skills. When two of my children were diagnosed with visual...
  • High volume slows Maryland's health exchange website

    High volume slows Maryland's health exchange website
    Heavy volume on the newly opened Maryland health exchange website pushed those looking to buy insurance into virtual waiting rooms for up to a half-hour Wednesday morning. Wednesday had been billed as the day the public would gain full access to the...
  • Southland employers expect 4.8% hike in health-benefit costs

    Southland employers expect 4.8% hike in health-benefit costs
    Southern California employers expect their health-benefit costs to rise 4.8% next year as the economy recovers and mandates under the federal health law kick in, a new survey shows. Nationwide, more people are expected to sign up for health benefits...
  • State Insurance Chief To Leave Dec. 11

    State Insurance Chief To Leave Dec. 11
    State Insurance Commissioner Thomas B. Leonardi, who led the department for nearly four years and traveled widely as an industry expert, is resigning to take a job with a New York investment firm. Leonardi, 60, is taking a job at Evercore Partners Inc.,...
  • Top insurers overstated doctor networks, California regulators charge

    Top insurers overstated doctor networks, California regulators charge
    Bolstering a chief complaint about Obamacare coverage, California regulators said two major health insurers violated state law by overstating the number of doctors available to patients. More than 25% of physicians listed by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue...