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  • Why did it take 7 months to learn Blue Shield lost tax-exempt status?

    Why did it take 7 months to learn Blue Shield lost tax-exempt status?
    Health insurance giant Blue Shield of California and state tax authorities both came under fire for not disclosing seven months ago a landmark decision taking away the insurer's tax-exempt status, which had been in place since 1939. The Times first...
  • Blue Shield seeks to avoid disclosing its price for Care1st

    Blue Shield seeks to avoid disclosing its price for Care1st
    Nonprofit insurer Blue Shield of California, already under scrutiny for its huge cash reserves and lack of disclosure, is refusing to say how much it's spending to acquire a Monterey Park insurance company and is seeking confidentiality from state...
  • Delaware state employees win reprieve on health care costs

    Bowing to pressure from Democratic lawmakers, Gov. Jack Markell's administration has agreed to delay proposed health care cost increases for state government workers and retirees. A state panel was set to vote Friday on proposals for new or higher...
  • Icahn likens casino union to mobsters demanding 'protection'

    Ratcheting up his war of words with Atlantic City's main casino union, billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Thursday likened the group to mobsters demanding protection from merchants in return for not getting bricks through their windows. In a letter to...
  • Senate budget plan creates $5B gap with House

    Senate budget plan creates $5B gap with House
    TALLAHASSEE — In a move that creates a $5 billion divide with the House, the Senate released a budget proposal Thursday that banks on expanding health-care coverage for low-income Floridians and extending a critical funding program for hospitals....
  • Q&A: How the Great Recession affected children

    Q&A: How the Great Recession affected children
    WASHINGTON — Five years after the Great Recession ended, many Americans are still reeling from its effects. Perhaps no group was harmed more by the downturn than children. Roughly 2 million more children live in poverty today than at the start...
  • Q&A: How the Great Recession affected children

    WASHINGTON Five years after the Great Recession ended, many Americans are still reeling from its effects. Perhaps no group was harmed more by the downturn than children. Roughly 2 million more children live in poverty today than at the start of the...
  • Obama takes aim at Republican budget plan in Cleveland visit

    President Barack Obama criticized the House Republican budget proposal during a visit to Cleveland on Wednesday, mocking their fiscal plans as "a path to prosperity for those who have already prospered." Obama said the U.S. recovery from the depths of...
  • With billions in the bank, Blue Shield of California loses its state tax-exempt status

    With billions in the bank, Blue Shield of California loses its state tax-exempt status
    Authorities have revoked the tax-exempt status of nonprofit Blue Shield of California, potentially putting it on the hook for tens of millions of dollars in state taxes each year. The move by the California Franchise Tax Board comes as the state's...
  • Q&A: Why Affordable Care Act costs continue to fall

    Q&A: Why Affordable Care Act costs continue to fall
    As the Supreme Court considers the fate of government subsidies to millions of consumers receiving coverage under the Affordable Care Act, a nonpartisan budget analysis found Monday that projected costs of President Obama's signature healthcare program...
  • Health claims for Porter County steady, commissioners told

    Porter County's health insurance plan paid $10.7 million in claims last year and is on track to spend that amount again, with $9.9 million spent in the past 11 months, Stewart Miller, the county's third-party administrator for its insurance plan, told the...