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Archive for February, 2009

 

Colorado Governor Unveils Proposal to Expand Coverage

February 27th, 2009

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, surrounded by health care, business leads, and legislatures from both sides of the debate, recently unveiled his proposal to make health care more accessible to Colorado residents and reduce the number of uninsureds and those dependent on publicly funded health insurance programs. House Bill 1293 has been months in the making, [...]

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Government Stake in Health Care Giant May Present Conflict of Interest

February 25th, 2009

The $150 billion dollar committment the US government has made to insurance giant American General Health, as well as its 80 percent stake in the company, may present a conflict of interest when it comes to Obama’s proposed health care reforms. While Obama has tried to spread the impact of his proposals around, instead of [...]

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Rumors Regarding Tom Daschle’s Replacement

February 23rd, 2009

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius denies that she has spoken with Obama about joining his cabinet and essentially replacing the recently resigned Tom Daschle as head of Health and Human Resources. After an error in personal taxes basically forced Daschle to withdraw from the position, rumors began to circulate about Sebelius stepping into the role. While [...]

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Health Care Industry Working to Shape the Future

February 20th, 2009

Edward Kennedy, the leading proponent for universal health insurance and health care coverage, has given lobbyists in the health care debate his blessing which may bring the debate one step closer to a consensus. Those who have been meeting secretly for months in a Senate hearing room to discuss the path which health care should take in this [...]

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How the Stimulus Will Affect Health Insurance Carriers

February 18th, 2009

Experts say that roughly $150 billion of the newly signed stimulus package will go directly to the health care sector in the form of medical research and assisting the poor. Both Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Carriers Program stand to receive a substantial boost from the stimulus package, which comes at a time [...]

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Stimulus Package to Place Health Care Within Reach

February 17th, 2009

For people who have lost their jobs and are hit with the financial hardship of being without a normal income, the last thing they need is to worry about skyrocketing health insurance costs. Unfortunately, this is exactly what happens in most situations. COBRA, the health insurance quotes available to people for 18 months after becoming [...]

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Single Payer System the Answer to Health Care Crisis

February 11th, 2009

Experts are looking at Obama’s proposed stimulus package as a band-aid on a problem that will require much more extensive care to reach a cure. Some are saying that private insurance and profit driven practices are to blame for the currently soaring health care costs and the millions of people currently without health insurance. The [...]

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Do People Really Know Their Health Insurance?

February 9th, 2009

An alarming number of people have no idea what their health insurance covers until they have to use it and find out that it isn’t as comprehensive as they thought it might be. Most people sign up for a policy without taking the time to really understand, and critics of the industry say that insurance [...]

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Wisconsin Health Insurance Regulations Change

February 6th, 2009

State Senator Kathleen Vinehout is working to change Wisconsin health insurance regulations to help reduce the overwhelming number of uninsureds. Families USA recently gave the state a failing grade when it comes to protecting consumers in the health care market. Some proposals that Vinehout is working on include reducing the time frame of prexisting conditions [...]

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New York Small Business Health Insurance

February 4th, 2009

New York lawmakers are struggling with reconciling major gaps in their upcoming year’s budget, and a tax aimed at health insurance has been proposed to help deal with it. Unfortunately, this would come as a disasterously hard blow on New York health insurance for small businesses and their employees. The proposed millions in taxes, assessments, and [...]

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