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Study Finds Expanded Medicaid Increases Health Care Use

Come January, millions of low-income adults will gain health insurance coverage through Medicaid in one of the farthest-reaching provisions of the Obama health care law.


Racing to Inform Millions Unaware of New Health Coverage

Health providers are joining organizers and insurance companies to spread the word in the six months remaining before insurance becomes available under the 2010 health care law.


Study: Health overhaul to raise claims cost 32%

Medical claims costs — the biggest driver of health insurance premiums — will jump an average 32% for Americans' individual policies under the Affordable Care Act health care law, according to a study out Tuesday by the nation's leading group of financial risk analysts.


Obama offers faith groups new birth control rule

The Obama administration on Friday proposed a work-around for religious nonprofits that object to providing health insurance that covers birth control.


New website part of push for uninsured to get coverage

Kathleen Sebelius

A new federal website will help the uninsured learn how to buy health care insurance.


Idaho on track to run health insurance marketplace in 2014, Obama administration says

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday that Idaho has made significant progress in setting up its own health insurance exchange for many residents and small businesses to shop for insurance plans.


Justice refuses to block morning-after pill rule

Sonia Sotomayor

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has denied a request to block part of the federal health care law that requires employee health-care plans to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after pill and similar emergency contraception pills.


UnitedHealth to replace Kraft in Dow 30

UnitedHealth Group, the health insurance company, will replace Kraft Foods in the Dow Jones industrial average, the most widely known barometer of the American stock market... The change takes effect Sept. 24. S&P Dow Jones Indices, which manages the average, said it was dropping Kraft because it is about to become a much smaller company after spinning off its North American grocery business.


Census: More Americans got health insurance in 2011

More Americans got health insurance coverage in 2011, as young adults jumped onto their parent’s health insurance plans, the U.S. government said Wednesday. More also got public health insurance under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.


Healthcare reform law to usher in new age of consumerism

Health insurance companies are developing services, tools and communication strategies to attract and retain customers The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is changing the way insurers do business. A few years from now, you may see your health plan in a different light.


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