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Happenings in Health Insurance

Washington State Exchange Confronts Persistent Technical Problems

August 29th, 2014 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
Officials for the state's online health marketplace also ask lawmakers to increase the cap on general fund money they can use for marketing.

State Highlights: States Seek Health Care Autonomy; L.A. Nursing Home Audit; Promoting Overdose-Reversal Drug

August 29th, 2014 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
News outlets look at health care issues in California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, Texas and Washington, D.C.

Health Law Provision Seeks To Rein In Executive Compensation At Insurance Companies

August 28th, 2014 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
News outlets report that this little-noticed provision puts in place stricter limits regarding the amount companies can deduct from their federal tax bills. Also in the news, The Associated Press reports on ways health plans discourage sick people from enrolling and The New York Times examines the health law's efforts to expand mental health coverage.

Consumers Unable To Update Healthcare.gov Data With Deadline Looming

August 28th, 2014 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
Hundreds of thousands of people risk losing subsidized health insurance if they don't resubmit immigration information by the end of next week, but many have been unable to comply because of glitches with healthcare.gov. Other stories look at the millions spent on healthcare.gov and at exchange developments in Connecticut, Oregon and Washington.

State Highlights: Heroin Deaths Rise In N.Y.; TennCare Computer System Delay; Colo. Races To Win $87M To Integrate Care;

August 28th, 2014 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
A selection of health policy stories from Colorado, Minnesota, Georgia, Virginia, California, New York, Michigan and Tennessee.