January 31, 2012 Despite the federal overhaul of health care, people in the pools are left out because of a wrinkle in legal language. The high-risk pools aren't licensed as insurers in most states, so they're not subject to the federal law.
January 27, 2012 Mitt Romney offered a vigorous defense Thursday night of Massachusetts' decision to mandate that nearly every resident either have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. In fact, some say it was the best defense of the individual mandate made by any candidate — including the president — so far this election cycle.
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January 26, 2012 The public remains deeply divided over the law overhauling the health system. And a new poll finds a majority of Americans believe the law's insurance mandate will be found unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
January 20, 2012 Final rules requiring insurance plans to cover prescription contraceptives will give religious-based hospitals and other organizations whose primary purpose is not religious an extra year to come into compliance. But the requirement remains, despite vigorous objections from some groups.
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AstraZeneca's Nexium is one of many drugs that had a hefty price increase this month.
January 13, 2012 This month, the biggest companies raised list prices for brand-name drugs an average of 4.5 percent. Back in Jan. 2008, the same companies raised prices an average of 2.8 percent.
January 10, 2012 An MIT economist who helped shape the federal law overhauling health care has come up with a comic book to explain how it's supposed to work.
January 9, 2012 Health costs rose 3.9 percent last year, the second-slowest rate since the government started keeping track. The previous record low was 3.8 percent in 2009.
January 5, 2012 A proposed federal rule would set uniform standards for how health insurance companies are to pay electronic claims for health care services. It would encourage the use of electronic, rather than paper, claims.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney chat after finishing a GOP debate in Sioux City, Iowa, earlier this month.
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December 28, 2011 Both Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney once supported the requirement that almost everyone have health coverage — a key plank of the federal overhaul. And both GOP presidential hopefuls stuck with that position a lot longer than you might realize.
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December 16, 2011 The Obama administration's plan would let states match benefits with existing plans. That idea is drawing criticism from both sides of the health care debate.
December 16, 2011 A federal fund that has given employers a financial incentive to keep providing health insurance coverage for early retirees is winding down at year's end. Did it work?
December 14, 2011 As many as 2.5 million young adults gained health coverage between Sept. 30, 2010, when a key provision of the federal health overhaul took effect, and June 2011, says a study from the National Center for Health Statistics.
December 2, 2011 That decision, in one of the regulations for implementing the health overhaul, is sure to disappoint insurance agents, as you might have guessed. But it's more important than you might have imagined. The ruling makes it more likely that insurers will have to pay rebates to customers.
November 30, 2011 After hitting an all-time low in October, support for President Obama's signature health overhaul law seems to have rebounded — at least among Democrats. Overall, the law still has more detractors than backers, and a lot of people still aren't clear on what it does and doesn't do, a new poll finds.
November 29, 2011 Thirteen states are receiving $220 million in a new round of grants to help them set up health insurance marketplaces under the health overhaul law; nine of those states are headed by GOP governors. Seven of those governors are part of a multi-state lawsuit challenging the health law.
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