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Happenings in Health Insurance

Hawaii Weighs Efforts To Fix Online Health Marketplace

July 30th, 2014 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
The state set up its own exchange, but it's losing money, and officials are considering options for a long-term fix or a switch to the federal marketplace instead. Also, new reports examine how the uninsured view the marketplaces and young adults' deliberations on health insurance.

California Health Premiums Soar, Leading To Health Law Talk And Statewide Ballot Initiative

July 30th, 2014 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
State insurance commissioner Dave Jones predicts that insurers and the California health exchange will take steps to temper premium increases for the coming year.

Survey Offers Progress Report On California’s Enrollment Efforts

July 30th, 2014 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
The survey of uninsured people within the state, conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, found that nearly six of 10 gained insurance during the first open enrollment period -- but reaching the remaining holdouts will become more difficult.

Several Insurers Report Lower Profits

July 30th, 2014 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
WellPoint and Humana say higher expenses kept profits down in the second quarter.

State Highlights: New York Faces $1.3B Medicaid Payback Problem

July 30th, 2014 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
A selection of health policy stories from California, North Carolina, Iowa, Massachusetts and Illinois.