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2012-03-13 06:00:00

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Anticipating the impact of healthcare reform, nearly four in 10 health plan members with employee-sponsored insurance say they would shop for coverage through a health insurance exchange if they had the opportunity, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Member Health Plan Study(SM) released today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050527/LAF028LOGO-a) Now in its sixth year, the study measures member...

2012-03-09 09:10:00

MINNEAPOLIS, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Defined contribution benefit solutions are reducing healthcare costs for both employers and employees, according to findings released today by Bloom Health at the National Business Group on Health's (NBGH) Business Health Agenda 2012 meeting in Washington, D.C. Healthcare costs for employers using Bloom Health are 19 percent below the national average, Bloom's Head of Sales and Market Development Kevin Kickhaefer announced today at the...

2012-01-30 08:00:00

NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans are slowly starting to embrace some key components of the controversial health care reform act signed into law by President Barack Obama nearly two years ago, according to a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll released today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/NY06256LOGO ) To be sure, Americans remain sharply divided over the legislation, with slightly more than one-third (36 percent) of U.S. adults...

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2012-01-29 08:15:46

Even if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (PPACA) mandate requiring U.S. citizens to carry health care coverage is deemed unconstitutional, the remainder of the law can be salvaged, lawyers representing the Obama administration told the Supreme Court on Friday. Twenty six states and the National Federation of Independent Business have challenged the legality of the PPACA's individual mandate, which would require Americans to either purchase health insurance by 2014 or pay an...

2012-01-28 08:00:00

Whether getting healthier means hitting the gym more often or increasing one´s consumption of fruits and vegetables, taking these types of steps can help improve an individual´s overall well-being in addition to potentially lowering his or her Massachusetts health insurance premiums. Wilbraham, Massachusetts (PRWEB) January 28, 2012 It´s a new year and the team at The Gaudreau Group knows that many local residents have vowed to live a healthier lifestyle as part of their New...

2012-01-12 15:52:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a Supreme Court amicus brief submitted Wednesday, 14 of the nation's leading national disability and health organizations say that the Affordable Care Act's minimum coverage provision or individual mandate "falls squarely within Congress' authority to regulate interstate commerce" and therefore is Constitutional. The arguments in support of the minimum coverage provision set forth in the brief have been frequently...

2011-10-07 08:05:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The newly-formed Essential Health Benefits Coalition today urged the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to hold the cost and affordability of the essential health benefits package paramount as recommended by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The broad-based coalition - composed of groups representing employers, pharmacy benefit managers and health plans across America - strongly cautioned that an expansive essential health...

2011-08-22 16:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health Insurance Exchanges, both private exchanges and the new public exchanges are required by federal health care reform. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO) In 90 minutes, Cynthia Gillespie, Managing Director, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP will discuss what employers should know about health insurance exchanges by detailing: The impact federally required Exchanges will have on all employers and your...

2011-08-08 19:57:03

Patient demand for care from safety-net providers (such as community health centers and public hospitals) in Massachusetts has increased, even though the number of patients with health insurance also increased following the state's passage of health care reform, according to a report in the August 8 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The article is part of the journal's Health Care Reform series. According to background information in the article, a...

2011-08-05 12:12:05

Gap ascribed to administrative costs of interacting with multiple payers Physicians in the United States spend nearly four times as much dealing with health insurers and payers compared with doctors in Canada. Most of the difference stems from the fact that Canadian physicians deal with a single payer, in contrast to the multiple payers in the United States. These findings are published in the August issue of the journal Health Affairs -- the result of a research collaboration among Weill...