Latest State Insurance Exchange + Michigan News

 :: Posted by admin on 08-03-2015

Debate rages over national health care law despite win
Four Virginia residents had argued that the tax credits — subsidies worth $ 1.7 billion a month to 6.4 million Americans in 34 states, including Michigan, which failed or refused to set up insurance exchanges of their own — were barred under a strict …
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Health care update – July 6, 2015
On Monday, July 6th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the CY 2016 Home Health Prospective Payment System proposed rule, which updates payments and requirements for home health agencies under the Medicare program. The rule …
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Catholic education 'going to win' HHS mandate suits, predicts Becket Fund attorney
In April, the Supreme Court vacated a ruling by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which had denied injunctions to Aquinas College and other Catholic institutions joined in a lawsuit with the Michigan Catholic Conference. The Supreme Court sent the …
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Legislators told trucking companies deliberately misclassify workers

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Legislators told trucking companies deliberately misclassify workers
As contractors, the owner-operators have to cover their own expenses, and most drivers don't buy health insurance because money is so tight, said Carol Cauley, a veteran driver representing the group Stand Up for Savannah. … The head of the South …
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Latest State Exchange + Pennsylvania News

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In Pennsylvania city, the poor are paying the price for a bad water deal
Allentown, the third most populous city in the state, was the site of the last high-profile case in which a Pennsylvania community ceded control of its water system. Rather than selling, officials leased the assets for 50 years to Leigh County …
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IFO: Shale impact fee could bring in the smallest amount of revenue since 2012
Pennsylvania is on track this year to bring in the smallest amount of impact fee revenue from shale gas wells since the fee was adopted in 2012, according to new projections published by the state's Independent Fiscal Office. Low natural gas prices …
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Covered CA: Rates to rise average 4 percent

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Covered CA: Rates to rise average 4 percent
Rates for Covered California will increase by an average of 4 percent next year — far less than in many other states, officials for the health exchange announced Monday. Peter Lee, executive director of the Sacramento-based marketplace that arose from …
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Startup creates online resource to inform voters about local and national
They also joined the Chicago Innovation Exchange as members to get exposure to additional campus and community resources. Another early partner, UChicago's Institute of Politics, … During the 2016 presidential election, voters can access information …
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Texas' Attorney General Charged With Securities Fraud

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Texas' Attorney General Charged With Securities Fraud
McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was booked Monday on securities fraud charges accusing him of misleading investors in a tech startup, including a state lawmaker, before he took office in January. Paxton, a 52-year-old …
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Drivers weigh in on Uber boom in NYC
While New York City riders have increasingly more choices in how to get from here to there with the rise of e-hailing apps — and lawmakers grapple with how to regulate the booming industry — the drivers who keep cars moving are stuck in the middle …
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States line up to scrutinize Aetna's billion Humana deal
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. insurance regulators and state attorneys general are lining up to scrutinize Aetna Inc's proposed $ 33 billion takeover of rival Humana Inc for potential harm to consumers, complicating what is already expected to be …
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Limited health plans could improve care, reduce costs

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Limited health plans could improve care, reduce costs
Insurance plans sold in the marketplace created through the federal Affordable Care Act often limit their hospital and physician networks, Weimer writes with Simon F. Haeder, a doctoral candidate in the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Department of …
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Our MNsure reality check
MNsure, he explained, is best known as a website where people can purchase subsidized private health plans, but behind the scenes its software manages hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans' health care through public programs. We've described MNsure …
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Wisconsin's Obamacare-marketplace enrollment 47% higher this year
The online Affordable Care Act health-insurance exchange in Wisconsin added 23,258 enrollees the last two weeks before the Feb. 15 deadline to reach nearly 206,000 for the 2015 health plan year. The 205,839 enrollees in Wisconsin exceeded the figure in …
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Louisiana Health Insurance Exchange Update – Health Plan Rates

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Louisiana Health Insurance Exchange Update – Health Plan Rates
This article provides a summary of the 2014 individual health insurance plan rates and carriers for the federally-run Louisiana health insurance exchange. The health insurance exchanges ("Marketplaces") are new websites where state residents can go to …
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How many in Louisiana face loss of Obamacare subsidies in latest legal challenge?
Families USA Executive Director Ron Pollack said if the Supreme Court rules that the subsidies for federally run marketplaces in effect in Louisiana and 33 other states aren't permitted, there would be a "death spiral" impacting the entire health care …
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Single-payer health care may emerge as best option

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Single-payer health care may emerge as best option
In Kentucky, thanks to Gov. Steve Beshear and a near flawless rollout, the statistics were impressive: an additional 82,747 insured through the insurance marketplace and 441,480 through Medicaid. Yes, Medicaid is government insurance, but when you have …
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REG to take over fellow biofuel producer Imperium

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REG to take over fellow biofuel producer Imperium
August 3 (SeeNews) – US biofuels producer Renewable Energy Group Inc (NASDAQ:REGI), or REG, has inked a deal to acquire Imperium Renewables Inc, including its 100-million-gallon (378.5m-litre) biomass-based diesel refinery in Washington state. … “As …
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Needle exchange curbs disease
For this reason, AIDS Resource Center Ohio backs needle-exchange efforts around the state. Setting up such an exchange under current Ohio law requires a community to declare an emergency. A bill that would have made it easier for local authorities to …
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System overload delays enrollment in health insurance marketplace

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System overload delays enrollment in health insurance marketplace
LITTLE ROCK — Technical glitches and heavy web traffic thwarted Arkansans who tried to enroll in the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace on its opening day Tuesday, but state insurance officials said high interest in the marketplace was an …
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Finalist in bid to build health exchange quits
The decision by Mountain View, Calif.,-based Get Insured, also known as Vimo Inc., came after John Denery, a member of the Arkansas Health Insurance Markeplace Board of Directors, reported to the marketplace's director that two people had tried to …
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