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Entries by Jeffrey Young from 12/2012

Obamacare Costs To Rise For Some Young People As Benefits Improve

Posted 12.04.2012 | Business

President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act may not live up to its name for some who will see higher health insurance prices than available in today'...

Dennis Daugaard, South Dakota Governor, Rejects Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

Posted 12.05.2012 | Business

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) opposes providing health benefits to more than 40,000 "able-bodied" poor people by expanding the state's Medicai...

Obamacare Health Insurance Rules Saved Customers $1.5 Billion Last Year: Study

Posted 12.05.2012 | Business

Health care reform rules aimed at pressuring health insurance companies to become more efficient saved consumers nearly $1.5 billion last year, accord...

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Vetoes Bill To Create Obamacare Health Insurance Exchange

Posted 12.06.2012 | Business

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) became the latest state chief executive to rebuff President Barack Obama's health care reform law Thursday by vetoi...

Health Care Jobs Continue To Grow Faster Than The U.S. Economy

Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

The overall recovery of the U.S. economy is still sluggish, but if you're looking for work, you'd be wise to consider the health care sector. The h...

Bill Haslam, Tennessee Governor, Rejects Obamacare Exchange

Posted 12.10.2012 | Business

Tennessee won't help the federal government establish a vital component of President Barack Obama's health care reform law, Gov. Bill Haslam (R) said ...

Medicaid Expansion: States Must Meet Obamacare Standards To Get Full Federal Funding

Posted 12.10.2012 | AOL
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States must expand Medicaid all the way if they want to receive full Obamacare funding, federal officials said Monday. The health care reform law e...

Medicaid Expansion: States Must Meet Obamacare Standards To Get Full Federal Funding

Posted 12.10.2012 | Business

States must expand Medicaid all the way if they want to receive full Obamacare funding, federal officials said Monday. The health care reform law e...

Raising Medicare Age Could Leave 435,000 Seniors Uninsured: Study

Posted 12.11.2012 | Business

Raising the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67 could leave as many as 435,000 older Americans without health insurance, according to a report publ...

Utah Seeks Obama Approval For Health Insurance Exchange

Posted 12.11.2012 | Business

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) reached out directly to President Barack Obama Tuesday, seeking help getting the state's small-business health insurance ma...

Idaho Embraces Obamacare Insurance Exchange

Posted 12.11.2012 | Business

Idaho will be the fifth Republican-led state to participate in a key element of President Barack Obama's health care reform law, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Ott...

Brian Sandoval, Nevada Governor, Is First Republican To Back Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

Posted 12.12.2012 | Business

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is the first Republican state leader to embrace a Medicaid expansion under President Barack Obama's health care reform law....

Obamacare: Pennsylvania Governor Rejects Health Insurance Exchange

Posted 12.12.2012 | Business

Pennsylvania will allow the federal government to implement a major part of President Barack Obama's health care reform law without state input, Gov. ...

Obamacare: Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott Won't Implement Health Care Reform

Posted 12.13.2012 | Business

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R), one of the most vocal critics of President Barack Obama's health care reform law, won't carry out a central component of ...

States' Obamacare Decisions Show Entrenched Health Reform Partisanship

Posted 12.13.2012 | Business

Half of U.S. states have rejected a central component of President Barack Obama's health care reform law, leaving the federal government with less tha...

Gun Control Laws Fail To Keep Mentally Ill Away From Guns

Posted 12.17.2012 | Business

People with histories of mental illness and a proclivity toward violence are not supposed to be able to purchase firearms in the United States. But in...

Gun Deaths Cost U.S. Billions Each Year While Firearms Makers Thrive

Posted 12.19.2012 | Business

Making and selling guns and ammunition is a lucrative business for U.S. firearms companies, which will earn nearly $1 billion in profit this year, acc...

FBI Gun Background Check Database Missing Millions Of Records On Mentally Ill

Posted 12.21.2012 | Business

Federal safeguards meant to keep guns out of the hands of potentially violent individuals have a huge shortcoming: the database used for background ch...

For-Profit Nursing Homes Fuel Rise In Fraud And Abuse Charges

Posted 12.31.2012 | Business

The rise of for-profit nursing homes is proving tragic for some of the nation's most vulnerable people, resulting in a spike in waste, fraud and abuse...