July 31st, 2012 | Comments Off on How The Republicans Might Reshape Medicaid If They Win The White House And Congress | Posted in Health Insurance todayThe Los Angeles Times reports on how the GOP is readying a push to scale back the health insurance program for the poor if it takes control of the White House and Congress next year. Meanwhile, the insurance industry is paying $1.1 billion in rebates to consumers under the health care law and eyeing congressional efforts to overhaul the tax code next year as its best chance to roll back a new health insurance tax.
July 31st, 2012 | Comments Off on Poll: 2 Out Of 3 Voters Favor Medicaid Expansion ‘In General’; 1 In 5 Expect To Pay Penalty | Posted in Health Insurance todayA new Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds views generally reflect partisan affiliations, and, overall, the public remains split in its view of the 2010 health law. A slim majority (54 percent) says they are tired of hearing lawmakers fight over the law and would like the debate to move on to other topics.
July 31st, 2012 | Comments Off on Cost Of Future Post Office Retirees’ Health Benefits Driving Possible Default | Posted in Health Insurance todayThe U.S. Postal Service may default on a $5.5 billion payment due to the Treasury on Wednesday. Another $5.6 billion is due in September, according to the Associated Press.
July 31st, 2012 | Comments Off on In Response To Increasing Medicare Costs, Humana Reduces 2012 Forecast | Posted in Health Insurance todayHumana, which ranks number two in providing Medicare benefits, cuts its 2012 profit expectations.
July 31st, 2012 | Comments Off on State Roundup: High-Ranking Iowa Gov’t Employees To Pay More In Health Costs | Posted in Health Insurance todayA selection of health policy stories from New Jersey, Iowa, Florida, Texas, Kansas, Wisconsin, Oregon, California and Pennsylvania.