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U.S. states with the worst uninsured rates revealed

Insurance rates across the U.S. vary considerably by state, according to a new study from WalletHub. Concerningly the data also indicates a growing rise in the proportion of the country who are not insured.

Startup designed to sell Obamacare is quitting Obamacare

Harken Health Insurance, a startup and part of UnitedHealthcare that offered low-cost health plans through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges, is leaving the marketplace.

Op-Ed: Trump unveils flawed healthcare reform plan

Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has finally unveiled a detailed policy platform for reforming healthcare in the United States.

New increases to Medicare Part A and Part B

All new Medicare enrollees will see changes in Part A and Part B premiums and deductibles in 2016, but some will see more changes than others.

Obamacare deductibles leading to more critical illness policies

Critical illness insurance policies are more popular than ever. A study conducted by Gen Re showed that critical illness gained almost $381 million of new business revenue last year.

Merger talk among health insurance giants fuel investor optimism

New York - Among the hottest stories in business is about how several health insurance giants are in merger talks. This has spurred investor optimism, but the future of these deals is uncertain.

5 reasons to buy life insurance if you're under 30

If you're a Millennial in your 20s to young 30s, death is likely the last thing on your mind. And, to some extent, this is as it should be.

White House pitches health insurance to e-sports gamers

A new White House campaign is looking to explain the appeal of health insurance to a younger demographic by reaching out to those into e-sports, or professional video gaming.

Quitting smoking provides Obamacare incentives

A company called has published a study which found that Obamacare enrollees who have quit or reduced their smoking could see their premiums cut by as much as one-third with a non-tobacco rate.

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.
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A busy screen is shown on the laptop of a Certified Application Counselor as he attempted to enroll an interested person for Affordable Care Act insurance, known as Obamacare, at the Borinquen Medical Center in Miami, Florida
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A man looks over the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) signup page on the website in New York
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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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