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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...
  • Taking the pulse of Obama's health care law at age 5

    WASHINGTON With more than 50 congressional repeal votes, a near-death Supreme Court experience and a botched marketplace debut to its credit, the Affordable Care Act has had a tortured five-year existence as the Republican Party's legislative enemy No. 1....
  • 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NY settles with Excellus for more mental health coverage

    The New York attorney general has reached agreement with the largest upstate health insurer to cover more mental health and addictions treatment for its 1.5 million members. The settlement with Rochester-based Excellus Health Plan cites recent state...