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Stories with subject: Health care policy
  • Health insurer to stop offering plans on Kentucky exchange 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 7:44 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - A Kentucky nonprofit that emerged as one of the largest insurance providers on the state's health exchange has given notice that it won't offer plans for 2016, a decision affecting tens of thousands of customers ahead of the next enrollment period starting in a few weeks.

  • Medicaid plan gets first public hearing but no vote yet 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 10:25 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - State lawmakers held the first public hearing Tuesday evening on a new plan to help thousands of Utah's poor get health insurance by expanding Medicaid. They didn't take any action on the plan, however, after hearing hours of testimony from doctors, advocates for the poor and more.

  • State approves Obamacare rate hikes for HMSA, Kaiser 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 2:40 pm

    HONOLULU - The state has approved rate hikes for members of Kaiser and the Hawaii Medical Service Association under Affordable Care Act plans.

  • Again? Health care debate expands for 2016 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 12:06 pm

    WASHINGTON - America's health care debate has been called an unhealthy political obsession. But if the 2016 presidential hopefuls have any say, it's about to get bigger.

  • Congress passes bill easing small business health law rules 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 6:42 pm

    WASHINGTON - Congress approved bipartisan legislation Thursday aimed at preventing premium increases that some smaller businesses were expecting next year under President Barack Obama's health care law.

  • State employees to see with higher insurance premiums, costs 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 3:43 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas employees will be faced with higher deductibles and premiums under the state's new health insurance plan.

  • Justice Alito makes case against televising arguments 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 9:19 pm

    LEXINGTON, Kentucky - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito made a case against televising arguments before the high court, telling a campus audience that cameras would spin off sound bites distorting what happened. And he used the historic arguments over the federal health care law as an example.