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Affordable Care Act refunds due from four Kentucky insurers

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 05:40
Kentucky families will receive $6.2 million in refunds, an average of $43 per family, under a provision of the Affordable Care Act known as the 80/20 rule. The refunds announced Thursday by the federal government are the result of the rule requiring insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent of the money paid in premiums on patient care.
Conflicting rulings could put future of Affordable Care Act in question
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 04:14
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) - Two rulings, two completely different answers. Now, the Affordable Care Act, could head back to the U.S. Supreme Court. The concern was the wording regarding the 36 states that opted to go with the federal exchange, including Alabama. The Affordable Care Act says tax credits would only go to states that created their own federal exchange. Tuesday one court ruled that was correct, another ruled the opposite.
EDITORIAL: Affordable Care Act needs a simple fix, not amputation
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 00:58
View full sizePresident ObamaAP File Photo Is the Affordable Care Act on life support? It seemed that way for a few hours Tuesday after a federal appeals court in the District of Columbia ruled, in a 2-1 decision, that those who obtain policies through state exchanges are eligible for tax credits to lower the cost of coverage, but those who go through the federal exchange are not.
Medical News Today: Diabetes-fighting potential spotted in culinary herbs
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 00:00
Ratings for this article (click to rate)Ratings require JavaScript to be enabled. Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 4 1 rating Food scientists have discovered that the popular culinary herbs rosemary, oregano and marjoram contain compounds that may have the potential to manage type 2 diabetes in a similar way to some currently prescribed drugs.
Medical News Today: China lifts plague quarantine
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 00:00
Ratings for this article (click to rate)Ratings require JavaScript to be enabled. Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 5 1 rating On Thursday, the Chinese authorities lifted the 9-day quarantine they had imposed in a part of Yumen City in northwest Gansu Province after a resident had died of plague on 16 July.
The ACA's Medical Loss Ratio Rule Kicks In; Not Much Happens
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 21:53
I'm a Fellow at the Adam Smith Institute in London, a writer here and there on this and that and strangely, one of the global experts on the metal scandium, one of the rare earths. An odd thing to be but someone does have to be such and in this flavour of our universe I am. I have written for The Times, Daily Telegraph, Express, Independent, City AM, Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer and online…
Medical News Today: Dog study 'indicates jealousy evolves to protect social relationships'
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 21:00
Ratings for this article (click to rate)Ratings require JavaScript to be enabled. Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 0 0 ratings For years, researchers have been debating the mechanisms behind the feeling of jealousy. Is it simply a phenomenon created by society? Or is the emotion hardwired into our brains? Now, a new study looking at jealous behavior among dogs supports the latter, suggesting there is a basic form of the emotion that…
Medical News Today: Armed forces 'more likely to have had adverse childhood experiences'
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 21:00
Ratings for this article (click to rate)Ratings require JavaScript to be enabled. Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 0 0 ratings Adverse childhood experiences can result in severe health consequences for adults. It is established that they can lead to behavioral changes such as attempted suicide and substance abuse, but a new study is suggesting that, for some people, enlisting with the military could be a way to escape adversity.
Medical News Today: Blood thinning drug safety concerns exposed
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 21:00
Ratings for this article (click to rate)Ratings require JavaScript to be enabled. Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 0 0 ratings Concerns about a leading blood thinning drug - and the regulatory decisions leading to its approval - have been raised in a new investigation by the BMJ.An internal review of the RE-LY data showed that measuring blood levels of dabigatran and adjusting the dose accordingly could reduce major bleeding events by 30-40%,…
Dionne: A conservative judiciary run amok
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 14:26
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