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2009-09-23 13:07:00

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Senate Finance Committee (SFC) resumes work this week on the health care reform bill, The National LTC Network urges Congress to consider two ideas. First, include an above-the-line deduction for long term care (LTC) insurance premiums. Although the current version of the SFC bill allows long-term care insurance to be included in Section 125 plans (aka "cafeteria plans"), Network President and CEO Terry Truesdell comments, "While we...

2009-09-22 06:00:00

State Health Access Program Awards Minnesota Up to $35 Million Over Five Years; Additional $30 Million Expected From Non-Federal Sources ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Portico Healthnet, a nonprofit agency working to reduce the number of people without coverage for health care services, has been named as a partner by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) in its recently announced effort to expand health care access to uninsured Minnesotans. The effort will...

2009-09-11 10:27:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Rising health care costs are the single biggest economic concern facing American businesses, according to a survey of business leaders released today by Business Forward. Nearly 90% of those polled cite health care costs as a major concern, more than cite taxes, government regulation, labor costs or energy costs. Without reform, 86% of those polled believe that health care costs will continue to rise in the next five years, and 55% believe it will go...

2009-09-10 09:53:00

WARREN, Mich., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Owners of small- to mid-sized businesses across Michigan need to stay informed and to speak out against potential higher taxes and other costs associated with national health care reform, according to the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA) and the Michigan Food and Beverage Association (MFBA) in response to President Obama's speech on healthcare reform. The U.S. House and Senate bills, as currently drafted, are written...

2009-09-09 09:54:06

52 percent of people working for small businesses are uninsured or underinsured; small business owners facing high health care costs are increasingly unable to offer health insurance to employees Small business owners and employees are among those who stand to benefit the most from provisions in some of the current health reform proposals under consideration by Congress according to a Commonwealth Fund report released today. Provisions to extend health care coverage to everyone and repair the...

2009-08-19 18:15:00

TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Keenan & Associates, the largest privately held insurance brokerage and consulting firm in California, has released the findings of its 2009 Health Care Benefits Strategy Survey. This annual survey has become benchmark research for the health care industry in California, with implications for the sector nationwide. The 2009 Keenan Health Care Benefits Strategy Survey provides chief financial officers, human resource executives, benefit...

2009-07-30 13:15:00

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Any national health reform compromise that allows states to adopt ineffective health care "co-ops" should also allow states to adopt highly effective single-payer systems, according to Consumer Watchdog. According to Politico.com, the new version of the House health care reform legislation developed by the Energy and Commerce Committee will include a provision allowing states to create co-ops for residents to buy private insurance. "If...

2009-07-25 10:47:00

WASHINGTON, July 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Mary Landrieu today made the following comment on the release of the President's Council of Economic Advisers' "Economic Effects of Health Care Reform on Small Businesses and Their Employees" report: "It's good to see the administration is continuing to address concerns of small businesses and healthcare -- the number one concern I hear from small businesses and...

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2009-07-11 08:30:00

As members of the House prepare to introduce their healthcare overhaul bill on Monday, majority leaders are scrambling to persuade Democratic representatives to toe the party line while a sober President Obama says he foresees a long process of tough negotiations. Much of the controversy revolves around how the 10-year, $1 trillion plan will be financed in the midst of an already sagging economy and record budget deficits. Representative Charlie Rangel, head of the House Ways and Means...

2009-07-07 07:00:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. (BCBSF) has partnered with numerous health care providers in Broward, Charlotte, Hernando, Pasco, and Polk Counties to offer BlueSelect(R), a low-cost health care plan. This affordable option features a community-based network, allowing members to enjoy savings of up to 20 percent on services and premiums, without sacrificing quality coverage. BlueSelect, designed for the working uninsured or those who...


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