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2010-09-28 07:00:00

MEDFORD, Mass. and TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Network Health, a Massachusetts health plan that provides high-quality health care coverage to more than 160,000 Massachusetts residents with low and moderate income, has partnered with Health Integrated, Inc., a leading health management solutions provider, to offer its members enhanced health coaching services. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090709/FL43703LOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-09-23 09:55:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of people in the U.S. will see their health security improve when several provisions of the Affordable Care Act become effective today. These features of the reform law will enable many people to obtain or keep coverage that was previously unavailable or unaffordable: Insurance companies can no longer exclude a child from coverage because he or she has a pre-existing medical condition; No one can be dropped from their health...

2010-09-21 14:38:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today on reports that health insurance companies in some states will stop offering child-only coverage - just before health insurance reform's Patient's Bill of Rights takes effect on Thursday and insurers are no longer permitted to withhold coverage from children with a pre-existing condition. Families have other options for insurance for children with pre-existing conditions under health...

2010-09-02 10:00:00

About One In Four Covered Workers Now Face Annual Deductibles Of $1,000 Or More, Including Nearly Half Of Those Employed By Small Businesses WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Workers on average are paying nearly $4,000 this year toward the cost of family health coverage - an increase of 14 percent, or $482, above what they paid last year, according to the benchmark 2010 Employer Health Benefits Survey released today by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research &...

2010-06-09 10:00:00

ORANGE, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most significant provisions contained in the new federal healthcare reform legislation is the establishment of health insurance exchanges designed to provide consumers greater choice and affordability. The legislation mandates that each state launch such exchanges by January 1, 2014. Now, a new white paper released by the nation's leader in developing and administering health insurance exchanges says that Californians will be best served...

2010-05-21 16:08:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on a new report released today from the Commonwealth Fund that estimates up to 13.7 million uninsured young adults could gain health coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act. "Young Americans have long struggled with health care costs and have been far more likely than older adults to be uninsured. Health reform will provide nearly 14 million young adults with affordable access to...

2010-05-14 12:11:00

ST. LOUIS, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- CeltiCare Health Plan of Massachusetts, a Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) subsidiary, today announced that the state of Massachusetts has renewed its contract to serve Commonwealth Care Bridge Program members, effective July 1, 2010. Under the contract, CeltiCare will continue to provide high-quality health insurance to Massachusetts residents enrolled in the Commonwealth Care Bridge Program, which serves the state's legal immigrant population. "We are...

2010-05-04 10:24:00

WASHINGTON, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Not surprisingly, the percentage of the nonelderly (under age 65) without employment-based health insurance coverage has grown during the recession, according to a study published today by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI). But in addition, for those who still have employment-based health insurance, deductibles and co-payments for office visits also have increased. "The main reason for the observed drop in the...

2010-04-23 13:29:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning June 1, Independence Blue Cross will extend health insurance coverage for young adults up to age 26 who are currently covered by their parents' individual or employer-sponsored health plans. One provision of the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act makes coverage available to adult children up to age 26 on the renewal date of their policy beginning on or after September 23, 2010. By allowing these young adults to...

2010-04-09 07:19:00

ST. LOUIS, April 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced that the Massachusetts Health Connector has renewed its contract with Celtic Group's subsidiary, CeltiCare Health Plan of Massachusetts (CeltiCare), to serve Commonwealth Care members, effective July 1, 2010. Under the new contract, CeltiCare will continue to be the lowest-cost health plan option for low-income, working adults (up to 300% of the federal poverty level) enrolled in the Commonwealth...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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