July 28, 2011 The Affordable Care Act will boost the number of people with health insurance by about 30 million over the next decade, while health costs overall will rise by one-tenth of a percentage point more than they would have if the law hadn't passed.
July 19, 2011 School-based health clinics are few and far between. But under the law overhauling health care, the federal government is awarding $95 million in grants to build, renovate or equip such clinics.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius talks about insurance with Nick Kaplanis, manager at Frager's Hardware Store, Washington, D.C.
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July 11, 2011 Exchanges must be up and running by at the start of 2014, although states must prove a year earlier that they will be ready to go. The federal government will establish exchanges for states that can't or won't do so themselves.
July 5, 2011 This month, the Obama administration reduced premiums by up to 40 percent in 17 states and the District of Columbia where it runs the high-risk insurance programs. It also encouraged other states to follow suit.
July 1, 2011 A task force of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners voted Thursday to endorse legislation that would effectively spare their commissions from being counted as administrative costs.
June 29, 2011 In a 2-1 decision, an appeals court panel in Ohio upheld the individual mandate of the law overhauling the nation's health care system. The ruling is the first by a federal appeals court on the overhaul.
June 17, 2011 The influential firm caused quite a ruckus with results from an employer survey. The consultants predicted nearly a third of employers won't offer health coverage after 2014.
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June 16, 2011 Some 17 federal agencies are expected to be involved in executing a national prevention strategy. The plan would draw on a wide range of health workers, institutions, community-based organizations and government agencies for help.
June 8, 2011 A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Wednesday in the much-watched case against President Obama's health overhaul law. The government is appealing a Pensacola judge's February ruling that the entire law is unconstitutional.
June 7, 2011 Insurance brokers are waging a campaign to exclude the sales commissions insurers pay them from the companies' administrative expenses. Though that battle may sound arcane, there's big money at stake for consumers.
June 6, 2011 A poll conducted in Massachusetts finds nearly three-quarters of people support the state's law making health care coverage virtually universal. But about half of those polled would like some changes made.
May 31, 2011 To boost enrollment in high-risk plans, the federal government will pay insurance agents a commission to sell the policies. Premiums will be cut up to 40 percent, too
May 12, 2011 Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is trying to both defend and disavow the landmark universal health law he signed into law in 2006. But the GOP presidential hopeful's protestations make him sound very much like, well, President Obama.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders holds forth on health care at briefing outside the U.S. Capitol
May 11, 2011 Liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders and conservative Sen. Rand Paul used a hearing on emergency room use to engage in an unusual debate about whether health care is a right.
Big Sky and relatively big enrollment in high-risk pools.
May 6, 2011 Montana leads the country in the proportion of people who have signed up for the health law's insurance program for those with pre-existing conditions. But that amounts to only 198 people.
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