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Happenings in Health Insurance

10 Million Newly Insured Because Of Health Law, Study Says

July 24th, 2014 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
The study, done by Harvard researchers and published by the New England Journal of Medicine, was based on Gallup polling and data from the Department of Health and Human Services. It also estimated that the uninsured rate declined by 5.2 percentage points in the second quarter of 2014.

Health Insurers To Refund Consumers $330 Million

July 24th, 2014 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
The refunds are required under the health law when insurers spend less than 80 to 85 percent of health care premiums for medical care. Florida consumers will receive the biggest rebates, with $41.7 million returned, according to government data.

Healthcare.gov Active With Special Enrollments

July 24th, 2014 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
ProPublica reports that the once problem-plagued federal exchange handled an estimated 960,000 transactions between April 19 and July 15.

Parsing The Health Law Court Decisions: What Does It All Mean?

July 24th, 2014 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
News outlets analyze this week's conflicting appeals courts' decisions regarding a key part of the health law, including the impact the ultimate outcome of the cases could have on coverage, politics and the marketplace.

Viewpoints: Looking To The Supremes For Answer On Subsidies; ‘Personhood’ Laws

July 24th, 2014 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
A selection of editorials and opinions on health care from around the country.