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New Poll Shows Modest Increase in Support for Health Reform
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 08:15
The latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll shows a modest increase in overall support for health reform. What accounts for it?
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Two Other States To Be Late in Setting Up High Risk Pools
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 09:46
Michigan and California will also be late in establishing their high-risk pools.
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Exploring the "Grandfathering" of Health Plans: Does It Live Up to the Promises?
Monday, June 28, 2010 - 07:54
The administration has proposed new regulations that would determine when an employer's health plan can be "grandfathered." Do they live up to the billing, "If you like it you can keep it?"
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High Risk Pools Ramping Up
Sunday, June 27, 2010 - 09:32
About 20 states are poised to begin high-risk pools with federal money. It appears there could be big differences in premiums from state to state.
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The "Doc Fix" is the Fix -- For Now
Friday, June 25, 2010 - 08:02
Congress avoids a dip in doctors' Medicare reimbursement rates for six months, avoiding -- for now -- what doctors said would be a drop in care for Medicare recipients.
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A Few Questions Answered on the High-Risk Pool
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 10:35
A letter from the CBO to congressional leaders answers a few questions about the high-risk pool.
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A Rocky Start for The High-Risk Pool in Illinois?
Monday, June 21, 2010 - 07:58
Illinois will miss the July 1 deadline established in the health reform law to set up a new high-risk pool for those with pre-existing conditions.
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Health Reform's Workforce Challenge
Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 07:11
An aging population alone would be a huge strain on the nation's current health care workforce. Expanded coverage in health reform increases that challenge. Will we have enough doctors and nurses?
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Medical Loss Ratios: Where Implementation is Key
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 16:17
The balancing act required in determining medical-loss ratios in the individual insurance market is an example of how the implementation of health reform will determine its legacy.
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Doctor, Nurse Shortage Under Health Care Reform?
Monday, June 14, 2010 - 08:07
Concerns are growing that the nation won't have enough doctors and nurses to care for an expanded pool of insured under health care reform.
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