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Administration Hits Back on Insurer Rate Increases
Friday, September 10, 2010 - 11:31
The Obama administration has begun its pushback against insurance company rate increases that have partially been blamed on health reform.
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Insurers Ask For Rate Increases They Claim Are a Result of Health Reform
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 12:51
Several insurers are asking for rate increases they claim are a result of health reform's early -- and largely popular --provisions.
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In Q and A, Maryland's Health Secretary Colmers Says State To Save $850 Million Under Health Reform In First 10 Years
Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 09:59
Maryland has been one of the most aggressive states in its efforts to implement health reform. In a "Q and A" session, Maryland Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary John Colmers discusses the state's efforts to implement the new law, including an interim report that found the state would save more than $800 million over 10 years.
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Creating Jobs and Tackling Health Care Far From Separate Policy Goals
Friday, September 3, 2010 - 12:55
It's time to start thinking about jobs and health care not as two separate policy pursuits, but as partners in economic policy.
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Report: Help On the Way for Small Business Employers and Employees
Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 10:15
A tax credit for small businesses provided by health reform will provide new coverage or stabilize existing coverage for about 3.4 million workers and family members by 2013, a report finds.
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Pawlenty Tries New Tactic to Oppose Health Reform at State Level
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 12:33
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty tries new tactic to oppose health reform at the state level: preventing the pursuit of federal money for implementation unless he approves.
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What Will Happen to High Deductible, Low Premium Trend Under Health Reform?
Monday, August 30, 2010 - 10:00
More businesses are offering high-deductible, low premium plans tied to health savings accounts to keep their health care costs down. What will happen under health reform?
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States Key In Making Sure Insurance Exchanges Accomplish Their Goals
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 14:20
States should use the power they have to tweak insurance exchanges to make sure they don't collapse on themselves, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
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HHS In Tough Spot On Medical Loss Ratio Determination
Monday, August 23, 2010 - 18:39
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius may be caught in between the wishes of insurance commissioners and the Democratic lawmakers who wrote the health reform legislation on the implementation of the medical loss ratio.
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High Risk Pool Enrollment Underwhelming So Far -- What's Behind It?
Friday, August 20, 2010 - 12:45
Enrollment in high risk pools, one of the biggest short-term components of health reform, is off to a slow start.
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