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  • Florida governor calls on hospitals to share profits

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott, contending that the state will likely lose federal money it is now receiving to help hospitals, is calling on any hospital that receives taxpayer support to share profits to help each other. Scott, a former health care...
  • A real Obamacare concern: Are insurers lying about their doctor networks?

    A real Obamacare concern: Are insurers lying about their doctor networks?
    One of the most controversial and least understood aspects of coverage under the Affordable Care Act is the network concept. More precisely, the narrow-network concept, since the whole goal of health insurers that steer patients to networks of preferred...
  • Access Health CT Insurers Seek Rate Hikes

    Access Health CT Insurers Seek Rate Hikes
    Insurance companies selling health plans through the state's health insurance exchange are seeking to raise rates next year, with average increases from 2 percent to nearly 14 percent. But the companies' rate proposals, made public by the Connecticut...
  • Health care billing not meeting consumer expectations

    Health care billing not meeting consumer expectations
    As consumers increasingly pay out of pocket for health care, hospitals and insurance companies aren't meeting consumer expectations when it comes to billing, according to a study released Thursday. The PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute...
  • Blue Shield's $1.25-billion deal for Care1st faces more state scrutiny

    Blue Shield's $1.25-billion deal for Care1st faces more state scrutiny
    Bowing to demands from consumer advocates, state regulators will hold a hearing next month on Blue Shield of California's proposed acquisition of Medicaid insurer Care1st for $1.25 billion. The California Department of Managed Health Care said both...
  • New study gives more evidence of Obamacare gains for millions

    As congressional Republicans move toward another vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act, new evidence was published Wednesday about the dramatic expansion of insurance coverage made possible by the law. Nearly 17 million more people in the U.S. have...
  • Reports faults access to mental health care in Massachusetts

    Despite increases in the number of Massachusetts residents covered by health insurance, barriers to mental health care remain — including low insurance reimbursement rates and clinicians who increasingly rely on clients paying out of pocket. That's...
  • Iowa Senate approves health and human services budget

    The Democratic-led Iowa Senate approved a $1.9 billion spending plan Wednesday for state health and human services departments, which includes an oversight committee to watchdog the governor's plan to privatize Medicaid. The budget was approved in a 26-...
  • Summer time and the budget ain't easy: Special session set for June 1

    Summer time and the budget ain't easy: Special session set for June 1
    TALLAHASSEE – House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President Andy Gardiner have set tentative dates for a special session for June 1-20. The special session is needed because lawmakers didn’t pass a budget before adjourning last week...
  • Senate adopts GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'

    The Senate on Tuesday adopted a GOP budget that paves the way for an assault on President Barack Obama's health care law this summer and a partisan showdown over spending bills this fall. The Senate passed the nonbinding measure by a nearly party-line...
  • Gaston commissioners reject lifetime health insurance plan

    The Gaston County board of commissioners has reversed course on a plan that would have allowed members to obtain taxpayer subsidized health insurance for life after they leave office. Multiple media outlets reported that the board voted Tuesday to...