- Clarification: Health Insurance Rates story Updated: May-04-16 2:42 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - In a story May 3, The Associated Press reported that A majority of Oregon's health insurance companies are proposing rate hikes for the individual and small group markets in 2017. The story should have made clear that federal officials said for about 71 percent of Oregon consumers the higher insurance rates will be balanced by tax credits.
- Moda Health leaving Alaska individual health market in 2017 Updated: May-02-16 6:55 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - One of the two companies offering individual health insurance policies for Alaskans announced Monday that it will not be participating in that market next year.
- 2 reservation hospitals agree to quality-of-care changes Updated: May-01-16 7:50 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Two government-run hospitals on Native American reservations in South Dakota will keep receiving crucial federal funding after agreeing to undertake significant measures to improve the quality of care provided to patients.
- South Dakota tribe sues feds over ER closure Updated: Apr-28-16 5:46 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A Native American tribe in South Dakota sued the federal government Thursday over the nearly five-month closure of the only emergency room on its reservation.
- State holding public hearing on long-term care insurance Updated: Apr-28-16 4:19 am
CATONSVILLE, Maryland - The Maryland Insurance Administration wants to hear your views on long-term care insurance.
- Hawaii bill bans discrimination against transgender patients Updated: Apr-26-16 8:59 pm
HONOLULU - Insurance companies would not be allowed to discriminate against transgender patients under a bill passed by the Hawaii Legislature.
- Health Services: Long-term care overhaul could save $300M Updated: Apr-22-16 3:10 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Department of Health Services projects it will save at least $300 million over the next six years with an overhaul of Wisconsin's long-term care programs, according to an agency document released Friday.
- Medicare aims to foster critical care talks with doctors Updated: Apr-20-16 11:48 am
Medicare wants more doctors and patients to talk about the tough care decisions that must be made if a person becomes seriously ill or incapacitated.
- 'Innovation Center' tries to reinvent Medicare Updated: Apr-18-16 4:08 am
WASHINGTON - They work for the government and even their closest relatives have no idea what they do. It's not because they're spies or nuclear scientists, but because their jobs are so arcane: trying to reinvent Medicare to improve it, and maybe save taxpayers money.
- Hawaii lawmakers look to regulate companies like Uber, Lyft Updated: Apr-15-16 10:36 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers are considering a bill to close the gap in car insurance coverage for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft.
- Report: US medicine spending up 8.5 percent 2015 Updated: Apr-14-16 2:05 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - U.S. spending on prescription drugs rose 8.5 percent last year, slightly less than in 2014, driven mainly by growing use of ultra-expensive new drugs and price hikes on other medicines.
- New Florida law makes life insurers track down beneficiaries Updated: Apr-12-16 1:40 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A new Florida law requires life insurance companies annually check to see if policy holders have died and then try to track down beneficiaries when they have.
- Insurance commissioner warns of rising auto coverage rates Updated: Apr-11-16 5:45 pm
ATLANTA - Georgia's insurance commissioner says higher auto rates could be in store for some consumers.
- NY opens insurance enrollment to domestic violence victims Updated: Apr-11-16 11:33 am
ALBANY, New York - New York is requiring insurers providing individual coverage through the state health exchange to allow victims of domestic violence or abandonment to enroll at any time.
- Medicare payment plan on cancer drugs sparks furious battle Updated: Apr-10-16 8:20 am
WASHINGTON - A Medicare proposal to test new ways of paying for chemotherapy and other drugs given in a doctor's office has sparked a furious battle, and cancer doctors are demanding that the Obama administration scrap the experiment.
- Kalamazoo County administrator gets $65K severance payment Updated: Apr-08-16 11:39 am
KALAMAZOO, Michigan - A Kalamazoo County administrator from Iowa who resigned following allegations of mistreatment of women is getting a $65,000 severance payment.