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Roundup: Flurry Of Health Bills As Calif. Legislature Winds Down; Kansas City Health Data Exchange Opens Up

August 31st, 2012 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
Health policy news from California, Kansas, Oregon, Kentucky, Montana, New York, Georgia and Missouri.

Research Roundup: Readmission Risks After Surgery; Assessing Medicaid Applicants’ Eligibility; Satisfaction Among Health Plan Types

August 31st, 2012 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
This week's studies come from the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, the Government Accountability Office, the Employee Benefit Research Institute, The Kaiser Family Foundation and The Commonwealth Fund.

Young Undocumented Immigrants Allowed To Stay In U.S. Are Still Ineligible For Obamacare Benefits

August 30th, 2012 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
The administration releases a new rule stating that illegal immigrants exempted from deportation under a recent policy change will not qualify for coverage under the federal health law. Meanwhile, an employer benefits lobbying group urges the administration to make it clear the law will not penalize employers who do not offer coverage fo dependents.

U.S. Behind France, Germany, U.K. In Stopping Preventable Deaths

August 30th, 2012 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
The study, published in Health Affairs, pointed the finger at the lack of health insurance -- as well as conditions such as hypertension and medical errors -- in the U.S. as part of the problem.

Census Bureau Releases New Data On Local Uninsurance Rates

August 30th, 2012 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
Some local news outlets report on their rankings in a new federal report. In the meantime, Minnesota researchers examine the insurance status of children.