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2014-07-25 12:24:48

Additional lawmakers, senior and family advocates, rural community leaders and veterans groups support Medicare payment reforms to replace harmful, across-the-board Medicare cuts WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare: Home health leaders today said that growing support for the Securing Access Via Excellence (SAVE) Medicare Home Health Act - introduced last week by Representatives Greg...

2014-07-23 23:14:27

The following statements by health care and legal experts at The Heartland Institute about the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruling on Obamacare on Tuesday may be used for attribution. CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit on Tuesday ruled in Halbig v. Burwell (No. 14 -5018) (read the decision here) that those who participate in the federal exchange under the Affordable Care Act are not eligible for subsidies under Obamacare. The...

2014-07-23 23:09:23

Low enrollment and high administrative costs could push states to raise user fees or possibly move to the federal platform, say industry observers in the July 17 issue of Atlantic Information Services’s Inside Health Insurance Exchanges. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Low enrollment and higher-than-expected administrative costs are prompting some state-run insurance exchanges to come up with alternative means to becoming self-sustaining. Industry observers identify some of the...

2014-07-22 12:29:43

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that Teresa D. Miller has joined the firm's Health Care Group as a partner in Washington, D.C. Most recently, Miller served as the acting director for both the State Exchanges Group and the Oversight Group, at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). At CMS,...

2014-07-21 23:02:47

CBBC's Affordable Care Act Survey asked employers how the new healthcare reform affected their business decisions. (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Receiving hundreds of responses, Cherry Bekaert Benefits Consulting LLC (“CBBC”) is pleased to announce the results from its 2014 Affordable Care Act Survey (“ACA Survey”). Evaluating how the ACA is impacting employers and their business decisions, the survey was issued in May 2014. Questions covered topics such as hiring practices, cost...

2014-07-14 16:21:58

Transaction Increases Partnership's Access to Liquidity, Serves to Reduce Borrowing Costs INDIANAPOLIS, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) ("Calumet" or the "Partnership") today announced the successful completion of an amendment and restatement of its revolving credit agreement. The amended agreement, which is comprised of a syndicate of banks with commitments of $1.0 billion, matures in July 2019. Additionally, the amendment...

2014-07-14 12:27:18

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help implement local outreach efforts to enroll children and families in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the National League of Cities (NLC) today awarded grants and technical assistance to eight cities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081022/NLCLOGO The Cities Expanding Health Access for Children and Families Initiative will help cities implement comprehensive campaigns to enroll children and families...

2014-07-11 16:23:23

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett signed into law the 2014-15 state budget that invests more than $12.8 billion in total funds for health and human services programs that will help to increase access to quality, affordable healthcare. In addition to advancing the governor's Healthy Pennsylvania plan, the budget preserves the safety net for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities, seniors, children and low-income families. "This...

2014-07-09 23:08:11

Metal Gap's accident insurance, critical illness and hospital indemnity benefit will provide first dollar, lump sum payment for covered illnesses and accidents. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 The IHC Group is pleased to announce the release of Metal Gap,1 an innovative product that helps bridge the gap in insurance coverage for many with high-deductible health insurance plans. “As Americans covered by ‘Obamacare’ policies begin to file claims under their new policies, it...

2014-07-09 11:43:10

Rice University Half of Texans who are eligible for premium subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and who looked for health plans in the ACA’s Health Insurance Marketplace said cost was the main reason they didn’t enroll in a plan. That’s just one of the findings in a report released today by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation. The report specifically looked at lower- to middle-income families in Texas who don’t...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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