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  • House panel finds money for education, state employee pay raise

    House panel finds money for education, state employee pay raise
    House lawmakers crafted a plan Friday to reverse many of Gov. Larry Hogan's budget cuts and restore spending in areas they thought he shortchanged — education, Medicaid and a pay raise for state employees. The $40.7 billion budget approved...
  • On Obamacare's 5th anniversary, Americans are starting to feel appreciation

    On Obamacare's 5th anniversary, Americans are starting to feel appreciation
    Coverage of the Affordable Care Act's fifth anniversary Monday -- it was signed into law March 23, 2010--will undoubtedly focus on the gains in coverage and reductions in healthcare costs that have followed its rollout. To get the raw figures out of the...
  • 10 questions for House on health: Editorial

    10 questions for House on health: Editorial
    Why would House Republicans let their opposition to Obamacare stop them from doing what's best for Florida? State senators took another big step toward expanding health coverage to 800,000 uninsured Floridians last week, unveiling a budget that builds...
  • Obama fulfilling his campaign promises

    About 16.4 million adults have been added to the health insurance rolls under the Affordable Care Act. The Latino uninsured rate dropped by 12.3 percentage points between the first quarter of 2014 and 2015, and the uninsured rate for African-Americans...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Alburtis council approves three-year police contract

    Alburtis council approves three-year police contract
    Alburtis' three full-time patrol officers will receive a 22-cent-per-hour pay bump and a 6.6 percent raise this year under a three-year contract approved by council last week. The board, by a 7-2 vote, approved the deal last Wednesday that was nine...