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Happenings in Health Insurance

Report: Wide Variation In State Exchange Plans’ Covered Benefits

October 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
University of Pennsylvania researchers find variations are significant. Other news about the online health marketplaces that open next month include Oregon's decision to ditch the old system for Medicaid enrollment, a review of navigators' roles in Georgia, and Maryland officials' assurances that their system will be ready.

Employers Devise Strategies To Avoid Obamacare Fines

October 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
With large companies facing potential fines next year for not offering health insurance, some are looking at approaches such as enrolling employees in Medicaid, reports The Wall Street Journal. Meanwhile, the federal government posts a notice Tuesday saying that it will continue to fund an optional health insurance program for the working poor in 2016.

State Highlights: Health Care Takes Center Stage In Debates In Maine, Arizona, Missouri

October 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
A selection of health policy stories from Maine, Arizona, Missouri, Oregon, California, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Kentucky and Connecticut.

Viewpoints: Fund CHIP; Media Overdrive On Ebola; Slowdown In Medicare Costs

October 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.

First Edition: October 22, 2014

October 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about a new poll finding that that most likely voters expect GOP victories in November and that health care continues to be an important issue.