- Arkansas agency makes change with health exchange shift Updated: Jul-02-15 5:20 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A shift in governance over the state's health insurance exchanges has prompted the Arkansas Insurance Department to dissolve one oversight division and create another one.
- Ohio Medicaid plan would require enrollees to share in cost Updated: Jul-02-15 12:19 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - About 1 million low-income Ohio residents could be required to pay a new monthly cost for Medicaid health coverage or potentially lose it under a Republican provision in the state budget, officials estimate.
- Individual, group health plans to get more expensive in 2016 Updated: Jul-02-15 10:40 am
BEND, Oregon - Losses from underpriced policies mean some people buying health insurance for the coming year will be paying as much as 47 percent more.
- Medicare proposes coverage change on short hospital stays Updated: Jul-01-15 6:43 pm
WASHINGTON - Medicare proposed Wednesday to ease a coverage policy on short hospital stays that has been criticized because it can result in higher costs for seniors.
- Employees, families to have access to new health center Updated: Jun-27-15 9:40 am
NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia - Huntington Ingalls has broken ground on the HII Family Health Center for some Newport News Shipbuilding employees and their families, on Washington Avenue between 45th and 46th streets, just outside the shipyard's gates.
- More than 75,000 in Mississippi keep insurance subsidies Updated: Jun-25-15 6:27 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Gov. Phil Bryant was among several Mississippi Republicans who criticized the Supreme Court's decision Thursday upholding the tax subsidies that are a key part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
- Health ruling relieves consumers; GOP states remain critical Updated: Jun-25-15 6:08 pm
MIAMI - Thursday's Supreme Court ruling validating federal health insurance subsidies for nearly 6.4 million Americans had consumers breathing a sigh of relief that they would be able to afford their policies, but the reaction was markedly different from governors and lawmakers in states that have fought against the Affordable Care Act.
- SD consumers relieved health insurance subsidies upheld Updated: Jun-25-15 5:35 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota consumers who get subsidized health coverage under the Affordable Care Act said Thursday they're relieved the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld tax credits that help cover the premiums by thousands of dollars on average per year. The state's congressional leaders reiterated their opposition to the law and promised to keep trying to repeal it.
- Reaction to health care ruling breaks along party lines Updated: Jun-25-15 2:36 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Democrats and advocates for the poor in Wisconsin cheered the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Thursday to uphold subsidies under President Barack Obama's federal health care overhaul, while Republicans renewed their calls to repeal the 2010 law.
- 3 insurers plan to leave Alaska individual health market Updated: Jun-22-15 7:11 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Thousands of Alaskans will have to find a new insurer after a shake-up in the state's health insurance market.
- Anthem reaffirms commitment to its $47-billion bid for Cigna Updated: Jun-22-15 2:46 pm
Anthem sees its more than $47 billion bid to buy rival Cigna as a way to muscle up on technology that helps consumers and to strengthen its rapidly growing Medicare Advantage business.
- Suit asks insurance for disabled homeowners with pit bulls Updated: Jun-19-15 4:21 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - People with disabilities shouldn't be turned down for homeowners insurance just because they have pit bulls for service dogs, a federal court lawsuit filed in Oregon says.
- Medicare: House calls can help frail seniors and cut costs Updated: Jun-19-15 3:28 am
WASHINGTON - An X-ray in the living room. A rapid blood test. A peek into pill bottles and refrigerators. The humble house call can accomplish a lot - and now research suggests that tailoring it to some of Medicare's frailest patients can improve their care while cutting costs.
- Oregon individual health insurance rates will go up in 2016 Updated: Jun-18-15 8:14 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Health insurance premiums are poised to go up for 220,000 Oregonians who buy their own coverage, according to the state's proposed rates unveiled Thursday.
- Feds announce nationwide health care fraud sweeps Updated: Jun-18-15 1:27 pm
WASHINGTON - Health care fraud sweeps across the country have led to charges against 243 people, including doctors, nurses and pharmacy owners accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid, the government announced Thursday.
- State seeks extension of FEMA deadline to file flood claims Updated: Jun-18-15 11:20 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency to extend its deadline for Louisiana homeowners impacted by the recent Red River flooding.
- Medicare project: House calls for frail seniors cut costs Updated: Jun-18-15 10:52 am
WASHINGTON - The humble house call is being put to the test to see if it can improve care and cut costs for some of Medicare's frailest patients - and new data suggests it can work.
- East Feliciana residents to see drop in fire insurance rates Updated: Jun-17-15 4:11 am
CLINTON, Louisiana - Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon says some East Feliciana Parish residents will see a drop in fire insurance rates.
- Miami home health company to pay $17M in Medicare scam Updated: Jun-16-15 5:31 pm
MIAMI - A Miami home health company has agreed to pay $17 million for allegedly paying doctors to refer Medicare patients.
- New system changes way HIV patients getting medication Updated: Jun-16-15 10:29 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Six months ago, Medical AIDS Outreach's Montgomery clinic needed an entire room to store prescription medications for its hundreds of patients.
- Wyoming Hospital Associated concerned about new hospitals Updated: Jun-13-15 2:38 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - State lawmakers should consider imposing a moratorium on licensing new hospitals that don't take Medicare and Medicaid patients, Eric Boley, president of the Wyoming Hospital Association, said.
- Missouri lawmakers' bills raise questions about conflicts Updated: Jun-13-15 1:34 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - During Missouri's legislative session, a landlord worked to change rental policy, farmers pushed agricultural legislation and a grocery association official pushed a bill that would prevent communities from banning environmentally costly plastic bags.
- Immigrant drivers feel ease, freedom with new licenses Updated: Jun-13-15 1:14 pm
SANTA ANA, California - In January, California began issuing driver's licenses to immigrants living in the country illegally. So far, more than 350,000 people have been licensed under the program with 1 million more expected in the next three years.
- Striking a balance: Are you paying for too much insurance? Updated: Jun-10-15 3:16 pm
Saving money on homeowners insurance can often take a back seat.
- Study: Detroit insurance plan projects savings for drivers Updated: Jun-09-15 6:18 pm
DETROIT - Drivers in Detroit could save $600 to $2,300 annually on car insurance under a plan the city is hoping the Legislature will pass, according to a report.