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Health care is hot issue in 12th Congressional race

Friday, 24 October 2014 12:36
Metro-east news 'Anyone's guess': Report names Enyart as vulnerable
$10M bond sale approved for hospital
Friday, 24 October 2014 04:54
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D.C. lobbying by St. Louis-based companies is shifting toward health care
Friday, 24 October 2014 03:00
WASHINGTON • Four years after it became law, the Affordable Care Act remains a boon for lobbyists — including those employed by major St. Louis-area health providers. In 2013, six area health-care companies spent more than $4 million on lobbying in Washington, more than half of it by the pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.
Obamacare Is Not a Revolution, It Is Mere Evolution
Thursday, 23 October 2014 17:07
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act focused the attention of Americans on government regulation as few issues have. However, they should havepaid attention decades earlier because states have been eating away like termites at freedom in the healthcare insurance market for decades. The PPACA addslittle to existing state regulations. States began dictating to insurance companies what to cover, whom to cover, when to cover them and how much theycould charge in the 1950s.
La. Commissioner questions health insurance rates
Thursday, 23 October 2014 13:26
Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 11:45 pm La. Commissioner questions health insurance rates 0 comments As Louisiana’s insurance commissioner, I wanted to take a moment to share my concerns about the rising cost of health insurance facing individuals, families, and businesses in our state. I take very seriously my role to regulate a market for insurance that is affordable, accessible and reliable.
McHenry County Board's rejection of health care grant could flood ERs, agencies say
Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:34
Acting board Chairman James Heisler, R-Crystal Lake, said he and several others will meet at noon Monday to discuss how to revisit the grant, and whether it can wait until Nov. 6 or whether a special meeting is needed. Member Donna Kurtz, R-Crystal Lake, also said a re-vote likely will happen after talking to other board members. She said an Illinois Department of Public Health grant coordinator agreed to temporarily hold off on distributing a…
Consider facts on Obamacare
Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:35 Written by
First, the basic structure of the Affordable Care Act originated as a Republican idea. Mitt Romney, then governor of Massachusetts, introduced it in 2006 and was widely hailed by his fellow party members. A notable feature was the health insurance exchanges, which the ACA adopted from the Massachusetts plan. At the time, commentators from the conservative Heritage Foundation characterized these as akin to a stock exchange, serving as a clearinghouse for private vendors to sell…
7 Things to Know as Affordable Care Act Deadline Approaches
Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:29
Is your business prepared? On Jan. 1, 2015, small businesses across America will be required to be in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which requires employers with 100 full-time employees or more to offer healthcare insurance. In 2016, employers with 50 to 99 employees will be required to comply. As some small businesses consider trimming head counts, many others are frantically crunching numbers to ensure they’ll be able to handle the added expense.
Library partners with health center to help navigate insurance marketplace
Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:20
Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 10:12 pm Library partners with health center to help navigate insurance marketplaceBy Stephanie BucknerHouston Community Newspapers In an effort to expand services and spread the word of the various services available at Lone Star Family Health Center, the Center has partnered with R.B. Tullis Branch Library to bring a special program, named “Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace,” to local residents.
Nationwide Mutual Healthcare launches 10th Anniversary
Thursday, 23 October 2014 09:11
Health News of Saturday, 25 October 2014 Source: GNA Email this Share This Share This PageFacebookTwitterredditGoogle Bookmarksdel.icio.usStumbleUponNewsvinelivejournalMixx it! Print This Comments (0)« PrevNext » The Nationwide Mutual Healthcare (NMH), Ghana’s premier private mutual health insurance scheme, has begun activities marking its 10th anniversary. Activities for the 10-day event include power walk and free health screening and special donations to the La General Hospital and the Princess Marie Louise Children’s Hospital.
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