April 29th, 2011 | Comments Off on North Dakota Moves Forward On Health Law’s Insurance Exchange | Posted in Health Insurance todayIn other news related to the health law, NPR reports that emergency room doctors predict that the health law will worsen ER crowding.
April 29th, 2011 | Comments Off on Aetna Becomes California’s Third Insurer To Scale Back Rate Hikes | Posted in Health Insurance todayMeanwhile, a new insurance market trend is picking up steam as one of the nation's largest employer-benefits consulting firms announced that it will launch a private exchange for large companies.
April 29th, 2011 | Comments Off on Research Roundup: Saving Lives Through Health Literacy | Posted in Health Insurance todayToday's research comes from the Journal of the American Medical Association, The Commonwealth Fund, The Kaiser Family Foundation, the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, the Center for Studying Health System Change, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council.
April 29th, 2011 | Comments Off on State News Highlights: Texas Senate Approves Medicaid Savings Bill | Posted in Health Insurance todayAlso in the headlines, health news reports from Arizona, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Colorado and Florida.
April 28th, 2011 | Comments Off on CBO Offers Savings Estimate On GOP Plan To Repeal Health Law Provision | Posted in Health Insurance todayAccording to the Congressional Budget Office, a bill approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee that would abolish the law's planning grants designed to help states establish health insurance exchanges could save about $14 billion over the next 10 years. Meanwhile, discussion and debate continues regarding pending legal challenges to the measure.