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Op-Ed: Why the Hobby Lobby ruling is bad for employer-based insurance

Something big happened on June 30; something that will affect employees of companies like Hobby Lobby in ways that have angered a lot of people.

Op-Ed: Doctors discourage others from joining the profession

According to The Daily Beast, nine out of 10 doctors discourage others from joining the profession, and 300 physicians commit suicide every year. A few years ago, physicians were named as having the second-most suicidal occupation.

Changes to health law rules include extra month to enroll in 2015

The Obama administration released a set of regulatory changes to the health law that would give some consumers more time to stay in plans that don't comply with all its coverage requirements and all consumers more time to enroll in coverage come 2015.

Americans expect busier emergency rooms in 2014

A new study in the journal Science has the U.S. worried about the effects on an increase in emergency room visits due to the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act.

Op-Ed: Obamacare: No Cure, but worth fighting for

Obamacare has been hailed as one of the most expansive transformations of the American health care system since the 1960s. However, if legislation sponsored by several U.S. senators passes, it will be defunded before it effectively gets off the ground.

Obamacare provision will attempt to tackle obesity

The age of Obamacare has arrived and with the health care act comes sweeping changes to the heath care system. One of those changes has to do with how the health care industry deals with the problem of obesity.

Op-Ed: You are Uninsured — Thanks to Obamacare, Americans Will Die

You thought Obamacare meant you could get treated by doctors? Boy, they really had you fooled - unless you are one of the lucky ones who can get insurance before death.

Costs and efficiencies of Affordable Care Act in question Special

A new study revealed a 32 percent increase in costs under the Affordable Care Act, and the question of treatment efficiency versus costs remains an uncertainty.

Obamacare to drive health-care cost through the roof

In the near future American families will be required to purchase health insurance under the Patient protection and Affordable care act.

Limbaugh: Fluke nominated for TIME Person of Year? Oops my bad!

As Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke has made the short list for TIME's Person of the Year for 2012, conservatives are quick to attack the nomination.

Health insurance companies 'scared to death' about Romney victory

Ellen DeGeneres isn't the only one who fears a possible Mitt Romney presidency, if elected some health insurance companies "are scared to death about what he's going to do."

Grandfather in Germany given light sentence for bank robbery

Hiddenhausen - A grandfather in Germany was given a light sentence after he attempted to rob a bank in order to get money to help pay for the costs of medical treatment for his sick granddaughter.

More Americans insured in 2011

Washington - Some 3.6 million more Americans had health insurance in 2011 than in the previous year, according to a new report by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Limbaugh apologizes to Sandra Fluke for 'insulting word choices'

Yesterday, talk show host Rush Limbaugh apologized to Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke for calling her a "slut" and "prostitute" after she testified before Congress about the need for health insurance plans to cover the costs of contraception.

Op-Ed: Why isn't the media asking these questions about insurance SNAFU?

I must admit to a bit of frustration. I'm perplexed that none of the professional journalists, pundits and opinion makers are asking some simple questions that occurred to me the moment this Catholic/Insurance SNAFU popped up.

Walmart slashes health insurance option for part-time employees

In an announcement on Friday Walmart shared their plans to cut back on provision of health insurance for part time employees and intends to raise premiums for full-timers.

Verizon contract negotiations continue Special

As the new health-care bill takes effect, many companies are finding themselves offsetting the cost by asking their employees to contribute a little more.

Man robs bank for $1 to get free health care

Charlotte - While some people rob banks to get money, one North Carolina man robbed a bank for a different reason: he can't afford health care. But in prison, health care is free.

Op-Ed: Taxing Caucasians and other 2010 Health Care Changes

The U.S. federal government plans to force parents to keep their computer game addicted, adult children on their health insurance plans -- up to age 26 -- and other fun stuff.

Op-Ed: Why do Americans need a change in health care reform?

Health care reform may not matter to you, unless you are one of the millions who can't afford health insurance or have a pre-existing condition. Then you may have been knocking on doors when you're sick to have them unanswered.

Woman willing to marry for insurance coverage

It has become so expensive for sick people to purchase health insurance in the United States that at least one woman is blatantly offering to marry for health care benefits.

COBRA Assistance for Unemployed Scheduled to End

December 31, 2009 is more than just New Year’s Eve. It is also the date that the federal COBRA subsidy is set to expire, leaving millions of unemployed workers to pay the full cost of health insurance.

Health Insurance Industry Says Baucus Plan Will Raise Premiums

A group representing the health insurance industry in the U.S. is claiming that the bill to overhaul the industry being drafted under the auspices of Sen. Max Baucus would see the cost of private health insurance rise by 111 percent within the decade.

Two women battle the insurance giant Special

Much of the health care reform debate centers on the powerful insurance companies. Whistle blowers are often pushed aside. Money talks and power often wins. This is the story of two women and their fight against one of those companies.

Op-Ed: Allegations surface over insurance companies bending rules Special

When it comes to the rules, insurance companies have it made in the shade. The companies have been given carte blanche to change their rules whenever they desire according to the opposition.

White House changing internal email policy

An Aug. 13 e-mail sent on behalf of David Axelrod, Senior Adviser to the President, has created a controversy. Evidently, some recipients questioned why they were on the e-mail distribution list. In response, the White House will change its policy.

Senate report: Health insurers milk patients for billions

A new report from the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee says health insurance companies have forced consumers to pay billions of dollars that the insurers should have covered.

Health Insurance Costs Expected To Increase 9% In the US

Health insurance costs in the United States could rise as much as 9 percent next year according to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Op-Ed: Health insurers and tobacco getting smokers at both ends

Insurance firms are profiting from billions of investments in the tobacco industry while collecting health, life and long-term care premiums from individuals. And smokers pay the highest premiums of all.

Op-Ed: Maybe It's Time For The Truth About Death And Insurance In Obits

John Doe, 35, died from lack of funds. Cancer treatments that would have saved his life were not affordable. Donations to help bury Mr. Doe are being accepted by his family.
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"Obamacare" supporter Margot Smith (L) of California pleads her case with legislation opponents Judy Burel (2nd R) and Janis Haddon, both of Georgia. 2010 federal healthcare law requiring employers to provide health insurance that covers birth control
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