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Entries by Jeffrey Young from 06/2013

Medicaid Expansion Denial Will Cost States Billions: Report

Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

States that refuse to expand Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care reform law not only will deny health coverage to poor residents and l...

Medical Bills Survey Reveals One-Fifth of American Families Face Burdensome Health Care Costs

Posted 06.04.2013 | Business

More than 1 in 5 Americans under age 65 had problems paying medical bills in 2011, and the burden disproportionately fell on the poor, the uninsured a...

Hospital Procedure Prices Vary Greatly, New Data Show

Posted 06.06.2013 | Business

Hospital prices for outpatient procedures like clinic visits, magnetic resonance imaging scans and ultrasounds vary greatly from facility to facility ...

Company Wellness Programs May Boost Bottom Lines, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini Says

Posted 06.06.2013 | Business

Company wellness programs for employees that include complementary medicine features like yoga can benefit bottom lines, according to Mark Bertolini, ...

Arizona Medicaid Expansion Advances After Jan Brewer Forces Lawmakers' Hands

Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

Arizona will expand Medicaid to cover nearly 300,000 poor residents next year after a bipartisan coalition passed a measure backed by Gov. Jan Brewer ...

Obamacare Supporters To Fight Back Against Public Confusion Over New Law

Posted 06.18.2013 | Business

Get ready to start hearing a whole lot more about Obamacare. Advocates are gearing up for sweeping campaigns to shift the conversation this summer and...

Young Adults Want Health Insurance, Don't Feel 'Invincible,' New Obamacare Poll Shows

Posted 06.19.2013 | Business

Young adults overwhelmingly value health insurance and don't believe they are too healthy to need it, according to survey data published Wednesday. ...

Health Insurance Rebates Sending $500 Million Back To Consumers, Federal Report Says

Posted 06.20.2013 | Business

Millions of health insurance customers are due rebates this year that will total $500 million because of President Barack Obama's health care reform l...

Michigan Medicaid Expansion Backed By GOP Governor Is Blocked By Republican Lawmakers

Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's plan to expand Medicaid to more poor residents under President Barack Obama's health care reform law ran into a...

Obamacare Website, Call Center Highlight New Push For Consumer Education

Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

Obamacare took a small but visible step forward on Monday with the launch of a consumer information website, a precursor to the health insurance excha...

Obamacare And NFL Team-Up? Cabinet Official Eyes Sports To Promote Health Care Reform

Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

The Obama administration is hoping the National Football League and health care reform will make a winning team this fall and winter, Health and Human...