Under federal law, health insurers must spend at least 80 percent of premium revenues on medical services or quality improvement.
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May 10, 2011 Consumers in nine states expect to receive millions in rebates from their health insurers on this year's premiums because insurers did not hit a spending target for medical care. But consumer advocates say most insurers should be able to meet the spending rule.
May 3, 2011 College students have 30 days from the end of their student health plan to get on their parents' insurance plan. Under the new federal health law, young adults can stay on their parents' plan until age 26.
Most doctors surveyed said they think visits to emergency rooms will increase as the new health law is implemented.
April 28, 2011 Overcrowding in emergency rooms isn't caused by people who don't have insurance — it's caused by people who do, but still can't find a doctor to treat them. And doctors say there is not nearly enough attention paid to emergency departments in the new health care law.
The CBO says House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's plan for Medicare could lead to health care rationing. Ryan is shown here with Republican members of his committee on Capitol Hill, April 5, 2011.
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April 6, 2011 Moving Medicare beneficiaries from public to private insurance — as the House GOP has proposed — could actually end up slowing the introduction of life-saving medical technology, the Congressional Budget Office says. That's the concern that led Republicans to oppose the president's health law last year.
February 28, 2011 States unhappy with the new federal health care law may be able to create their own version of the overahaul in 2014 — not 2017, as the law currently states. President Barack Obama told a gathering of the nation's governors Monday that he's open to amending the law.
Maryland hospitals are promoting hand washing among other measures to prevent patient infections.
February 25, 2011 A Maryland program to prevent hospital complications goes further than most, including those already under way in Medicare and new ones slated to begin next year under the health care overhaul law.
December 6, 2010 High court expert Stuart Taylor says the the lack of clear precedents could mean an overturn of the health law. He adds that precedents are on both sides and the court's conservative tilt could lead it to rule the new law unconstitutional.
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