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  • Some forced to buy on health insurance exchanges for the first time

    Some forced to buy on health insurance exchanges for the first time
    The outrage was swift and loud. Millions of people were feared to be in danger of losing their health insurance last year because their plans did not comply with the Affordable Care Act. To keep people covered and quell consumer anger, President Barack...
  • Susan Tompor: New tax forms to be sent for the Affordable Care Act

    As we shift into the new year, we're gearing up for an onslaught of new paperwork that is essential for filing your 2014 tax return. One brand-new piece of paper: Form 1095-A, the Health Insurance Marketplace Statement. If you obtained coverage under...
  • Shareholders to vote on Medtronic-Covidien deal

    MINNEAPOLIS The action starts at 4 a.m. Twin Cities time on Tuesday, and will end several weeks later with the birth of one of the world's largest health care companies. That's assuming all goes according to plan. On Tuesday morning, executives with...
  • Obamacare's guaranteed health coverage changes lives in first year

    Obamacare's guaranteed health coverage changes lives in first year
    Like many working Americans, Lisa Gray thought she had good health insurance. That was until she was diagnosed with leukemia in mid-2013, and the self-employed businesswoman made a startling discovery: Her health plan didn't cover the chemotherapy she...
  • Illinois Medicaid shifts 1.4 million to managed care

    Illinois Medicaid shifts 1.4 million to managed care
    Illinois has shifted about 1.4 million of its Medicaid recipients into managed care, falling just short of a Jan. 1 goal to move more than 1.5 million into the alternative system of delivering health care. State officials said they are comfortable...
  • Effects of Obamacare's employer mandate remain uncertain

    MILWAUKEE Eric Wagner estimates that the cost of providing health benefits at his business could rise at least 50 percent this year, possibly as much as 100 percent. Yet Wagner, the chief executive of the company that operates five restaurants in the...
  • Cynthia M. Allen: When Harvard University meets Obamacare

    The irony illustrated on the pages of Monday's New York Times was almost too delicious. Harvard University professors an elite group of academics with a collective IQ in the millions have finally discovered what most of the uneducated masses discerned...
  • A fishy fee 'adjustment' from Kaiser

    A fishy fee 'adjustment' from Kaiser
    Karen Kurokawa was happy to pay her husband's Kaiser Permanente bill. She just wanted to know why Kaiser had adjusted it almost $2,000 higher. The fact that the Culver City resident couldn't get a straight answer from Kaiser, even after she filed a...
  • Computer glitch to blame for Norco drug benefits cutoff, controller says

    Computer glitch to blame for Norco drug benefits cutoff, controller says
    More than 1,800 Northampton County workers had their prescription drug benefits accidentally cut off Jan. 1, but this time they don't have County Executive John Brown to blame. Turns out, an error by insurance underwriter Capital BlueCross inadvertently...
  • The doctor is in ... your mobile device

    The doctor is in ... your mobile device
    It was 11:45 a.m. and Dr. Christopher Bailey's laptop was chirping, indicating a patient was on the line. "Hi, this is Dr. Bailey. Can you hear me?" Yes, the female patient said, she could. She'd been violently coughing for days and was losing her...
  • Amazing fact: Obamacare 'beyond repair,' yet brings insurance to millions

    When it comes to the Affordable Care Act, you have two choices about what to believe. You can go with objective statistics from Gallup, a respected survey organization, which indicate that the law has increased the number of Americans with health...