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State Roundup: Calif. Braces For Budget Cuts; Mass. Weighs Premium Freeze

June 30th, 2011 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
News outlets examine a variety of state health policy issues.

White House Backs Boost In COBRA, Health Insurance Premium Subsidies

June 30th, 2011 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
Modern Healthcare reports that the Obama administration is supporting a temporary boost in these subsidies to help workers who have lost their jobs and, therefore, their health coverage.

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Health Law

June 30th, 2011 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
The majority decision, issued by a three-judge panel from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, included the support of a Republican appointee to the federal bench -- the first to affirm the individual mandate's constitutionality.

Health Law’s Cost And Coverage Issues Draw Attention

June 30th, 2011 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
In an exclusive report, the Associated Press notes an unintended consequence of that health law — some older adults could pay sharply different amounts for private health insurance. Meanwhile, CQ HealthBeat reports on some recent developments in the policy debate over the health law's maintenance-of-effort provisions.

First Edition: June 30, 2011

June 30th, 2011 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about yesterday's decision from the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the health law.