November 30th, 2011 | Comments Off on States Receive Federal Health Exchange Implementation Grants | Posted in Health Insurance todayThe Obama administration announced on Tuesday that nearly $220 million in new grants would be awarded to 13 states bringing the total that have been awarded such assistance to 29. The latest round of grantees includes seven of the states run by GOP governors that are suing the administration to overturn the health law.
November 30th, 2011 | Comments Off on UnitedHealth Forecasts Increased Membership, Earnings | Posted in Health Insurance todayThe largest insurer in the U.S. says enrollment gains in Medicare and Medicaid plans will outpace declines in other parts of its business.
November 30th, 2011 | Comments Off on Fewer Uninsured Kids Even As Adult Numbers Rise | Posted in Health Insurance todayA new study by Georgetown University credits the health law as having a 'key role' in the increase in children's health insurance coverage.
November 29th, 2011 | Comments Off on HHS Rejects Two MLR Waiver Requests | Posted in Health Insurance todayThe Department of Health and Human Services on Monday delivered the news that waiver requests from Indiana and Louisiana had been given the thumbs down, making these two states the third and fourth to have their applications for relief denied outright.
November 29th, 2011 | Comments Off on Texas Pharmacists Assail Medicaid Cuts; Ariz. Could Restore Kids’ Coverage | Posted in Health Insurance todayThe pharmacists say a plan to have health maintenance organizations manage the drug needs of Medicaid enrollees will drive them out of business. Meanwhile, Arizona officials announce a plan that will leverage federal Medicaid funds and allow them to restore insurance to some children who lost it in recent budget cuts.