Latest Group Health Plans + Wisconsin News

 :: Posted by AhcExchange on 07-02-2015

Tourism grows despite long delay in visitors center
Plans to develop a downtown visitors center much larger than the one in the lobby of City Hall remain unfinished nearly a decade after they were recommended by a tourism consultant. … McAbee said she's assembled a 30-member advisory group and that …
Read more on Greenville News

Divide-and-Conquer Walker Thinks Equal Pay Is Divisive
Here in Wisconsin, howls of laughter could be heard echoing through the marble walls of the state capitol: after all, this is a governor whose divisive approach has helped make his state one of the most bitterly polarized in the country. … In the …
Read more on PR Watch

Latest Affordable Health Care + Rhode Island News

 :: Posted by AhcExchange on 07-02-2015

Congress is Tired of Waiting for the Supreme Court to Rule on Obamacare
Like every reporter and health care wonk in Washington, Congress is getting a little tired of waking up every morning and wondering if today will be the day that the Supreme Court decides whether to invalidate Obamacare's subsidies for more than 6 …
Read more on GovExec.com

House panel OKs lower fee to fund HealthSource RI
On Tuesday, the House Finance Committee backed Governor Raimondo's plan to assess a controversial fee on health plans purchased on and off the exchange. In the end, however, the committee voted to slightly cut the fees proposed by the governor …
Read more on The Providence Journal

SCOTUS marriage ruling is 'a blatant rejection of God's plan': Bishop Tobin
June 29, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) — Rhode Island's Bishop Thomas Tobin got right to the point last week in a sharp rebuke of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the nation's marriage laws. “A thousand courts may rule otherwise, but the very …
Read more on Lifesite

HPAE Announces Tentative Agreement with CarePoint Hospitals in Hudson

 :: Posted by AhcExchange on 07-02-2015

HPAE Announces Tentative Agreement with CarePoint Hospitals in Hudson
After two months of well-publicized and difficult negotiations, HPAE, the union representing 1250 nurses and healthcare workers at CarePoint hospitals in Bayonne and Jersey City announced that a tentative agreement was reached between HPAE and …
Read more on PolitickerNJ

Polish PM candidate vows no euro, more economic justice
Conservative opposition Law and Justice party candidate for Prime Minister in General Elections later in 2015, Beata Szydlo talks to supporters in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Szydlo successfully managed the recent election campaign to …
Read more on Press of Atlantic City

Old stone cottage in Towson to become health clinic

 :: Posted by AhcExchange on 07-02-2015

Old stone cottage in Towson to become health clinic
In a historic stone cottage in Towson, Dr. Alberto Yataco is taking an innovative approach to affordable health care. Yataco on July 1 will open Get Well … Yataco, 51, of Hampton, who is from Lima, Peru, said he did his medical residency at Union …
Read more on Baltimore Sun

State, poultry industry take precautions against bird flu
The Baltimore Sun reports the Maryland Department of Agriculture has banned the entry of waterfowl in fairs and shows in the state, stepped up testing requirements for poultry and met with emergency-management officials to prepare in case of an outbreak.
Read more on Frederick News Post (subscription)

Possible healthcare changes in Delaware
Possible healthcare changes in Delaware. DOVER, Del. -. Delaware has received conditional approval from the federal government to switch to a state run health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act.
Read more on WMDT

Latest Affordable Health Care + Arizona News

 :: Posted by AhcExchange on 07-02-2015

Centene (CNC) to Acquire Health Net (HNT) in ~.8B Deal
Centene (NYSE: CNC) and Health Net, Inc. (NYSE: HNT) announced that the Boards of Directors of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which Centene will acquire all of the shares of Health Net in a cash and stock …
Read more on StreetInsider.com

Children's Medical Network Challenged

 :: Posted by AhcExchange on 07-02-2015

Children's Medical Network Challenged
On Thursday, attorneys for the families filed an administrative challenge to the Florida Department of Health's process, contending that the agency has been screening youngsters out of the Children's Medical Services Network without accepting public …
Read more on Health News Florida

Obamacare now reality, so expand Medicaid
Had the court invalidated subsidies in states such as Florida where the federal government operates the health insurance exchange, Republicans in Congress had no plan for how to help 6.4 million Americans in those states retain their coverage. Gov …
Read more on Sun Sentinel

If the GOP loses the culture wars, its tricks on economic issues will be laid bare

 :: Posted by AhcExchange on 07-02-2015

If the GOP loses the culture wars, its tricks on economic issues will be laid bare
Americans generally approve of recent Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage and Obamacare. The Confederate flag has fallen into great disfavor, and Americans are more sensitive to the persistence of white racism in our society. Donald Trump's wild …
Read more on Helena Daily World (blog)

Jon Stewart wonders 'what is wrong' with same-sex marriage opponents
Of course, not everyone felt the same way about Friday's 5-4 ruling, which arrived the day after Obamacare survived its second Supreme Court challenge in three years. … Take former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who said that a decision made by five …
Read more on Los Angeles Times

Huckabee: shield same-sex marriage opponents from 'persecution or prosecution'
“And not allow discrimination and bigotry to be applied toward those who have a conscience and who have convictions,” said Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor who is also a former Baptist minister. During a question-and-answer session with … Later …
Read more on Radio Iowa

Latest Affordable Health Care + Alaska News

 :: Posted by AhcExchange on 07-02-2015

Sticker shock? Big Obamacare bills without subsidy
That kind of sticker shock in turn could lead to many of those HealthCare.gov enrollees dropping their coverage instead of trying to dig deeper into their wallets, the Avalere Health report released Tuesday says. Customers in Alaska would face the …
Read more on CNBC

Study: Polar bears could feel global warming's bite by 2025
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A government report indicates about a third of the world's polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse gas emissions as soon as 2025. The U.S. Geological Survey says updated scientific models don't bode well for …
Read more on KTVL

Mississippi Had Most to Lose in Obamacare Decision
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation released a report on June 3, 2015, predicting a health-care premium increase of 650 percent (more than 130 percent higher than Alaska and Utah, which are tied for second). #The purpose of the Patient Protection and …
Read more on Jackson Free Press

Analysts' Upgrades for June, 30th (NUTR, NWE, OPK, OSTK, PAGP, PCCC

 :: Posted by AhcExchange on 07-02-2015

Analysts' Upgrades for June, 30th (NUTR, NWE, OPK, OSTK, PAGP, PCCC
NorthWestern was incorporated in Delaware in November 1923, and since has generated and distributed electricity in South Dakota and distributed natural gas in South Dakota and Nebraska through their energy division, NorthWestern Energy …
Read more on Mideast Time

Blue Cross Blue Shield accused of stifling competition
… as well as by individual and small group purchasers of health insurance, and seek class-action status. Most of the 37 Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in the United States limit their operations to a single state, including those in North Dakota and …
Read more on Grand Forks Herald

Latest Group Health Plans + California, News

 :: Posted by AhcExchange on 07-02-2015

Capital Health Care: Anti-AIDS effort stalls in Albany; nurses threaten strike
EmblemHealth's plans—Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) and its subsidiary Group Health Incorporated—reported a combined net loss of $ 40 million in the first quarter 2015 and a combined net loss of $ 494 million in 2014, according to the …
Read more on Capital New York

Covered California health insurance exchange at a crossroads
SACRAMENTO — As millions of Americans nervously await the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on a key provision of the health care law — whether or not federal subsidies are legal in 34 states that don't run their own insurance exchanges — California's …
Read more on Contra Costa Times