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2011-03-23 14:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Being a small business owner has its own special challenges, and none more important than deciding which health plan to offer employees. The Blue Solutions® plans launched by Independence Blue Cross (IBC) last fall simplify that job by providing products that fit diverse needs and budgets, and include benefits required under the new health care reform law. With tax season in full swing, IBC is reminding small businesses...

2011-02-22 10:15:00

State could provide better health care to more people with control over policies and funding AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation unveiled a proposal that would replace the federal Medicaid program with a state-driven TexHealth program, dramatically transforming the way medical care and services are provided to low-income individuals. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100713/TPPFLOGO) "The federal Medicaid program is...

2011-01-17 07:00:00

Recommendations will ensure health care reform implementation puts the interests of taxpayers, small businesses and working families first HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today accepted a report from a non-partisan advisory committee that lays out a plan for Pennsylvania's implementation of national health care reform so that taxpayers, working families and small businesses get the greatest benefit from expanding access to health care...

2011-01-05 13:19:00

Statement from Lawrence J. Massa, President and CEO, Minnesota Hospital Association ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 5, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Hospital Association applauds Governor Dayton's action today to move forward with early enrollment of poor single adults into the Medicaid program. Minnesota has a rich history of providing health care coverage for its poorest population, which is truly about Minnesota's shared values. Minnesota was already providing health care...

2011-01-03 09:05:00

While employers plan to continue providing benefits and see value in keeping employees healthy, they anticipate higher costs due to health reform CHICAGO and WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire / -- Today the Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH) released the results of a recent national employer survey gauging the reactions and concerns related to health reform after the mid-term November elections. Conducted by MBGH and co-sponsored by the National Business Coalition on Health...

2010-12-16 07:32:24

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ 18.3 million men and women between the ages of 50 and 64 could benefit from provisions in the Affordable Care Act that expand access to affordable health insurance, assure that all health insurance provides a standard comprehensive benefit, and eliminate lifetime and annual limits in health insurance policies, according to a Commonwealth Fund Report. Baby Boomers are currently suffering the highest rates of longtime unemployment among working-age adults, and...

2010-12-14 15:26:37

Affordable health insurance, comprehensive benefits and stronger financial protections will be available to 8.6 million currently uninsured adults ages 50 to 64, and 9.7 million who have inadequate health insurance 18.3 million men and women ages 50 to 64 stand to benefit from provisions in the Affordable Care Act that expand access to affordable health insurance, assure that all health insurance provides a standard comprehensive benefit, prevent insurers from denying coverage or charging...

2010-11-03 16:32:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the approval of the California Bridge to Reform Demonstration by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: "I applaud the decision of CMS Administrator Don Berwick to approve the request of Governor Schwarzenegger for a demonstration waiver to help California prepare for the implementation of health reform in 2014. "That year, enrollment in Medi-Cal, as the Medicaid program...

2010-10-15 08:08:43

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Young adults are one of the largest groups of Americans without health insurance. There were nearly 15 million people between the ages of 19 and 29 uninsured in 2009, which was 1 million more than in 2008. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is expected to make a major difference for the young adults. As much as 12.1 million could gain subsidized insurance once all of the laws provisions go into effect in 2014. According to the report, Realizing Health Reform's Potential:...

2010-09-28 13:45:00

Federal Tax Credit Offsets up to 35 Percent of Small Businesses' Health Care Costs PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today joined representatives of several small businesses to highlight the benefits the federal Affordable Care Act provides for those businesses, including a 2010 federal tax credit of up to 35 percent of the employers' contributions to employees' health insurance. "The Affordable Care Act provides real, bottom-line benefits for...


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