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North Dakota Moves Forward On Health Law’s Insurance Exchange

April 29th, 2011 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
In other news related to the health law, NPR reports that emergency room doctors predict that the health law will worsen ER crowding.

Aetna Becomes California’s Third Insurer To Scale Back Rate Hikes

April 29th, 2011 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
Meanwhile, 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.

Research Roundup: Saving Lives Through Health Literacy

April 29th, 2011 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
Today'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.

State News Highlights: Texas Senate Approves Medicaid Savings Bill

April 29th, 2011 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
Also in the headlines, health news reports from Arizona, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Colorado and Florida.

CBO Offers Savings Estimate On GOP Plan To Repeal Health Law Provision

April 28th, 2011 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
According 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.