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Health insurance marketplace navigation Jan. 31, 2016. Both SEARHC and the Internal Revenue Service have offered assistance in selecting the right insurance plan.SEARHC's outreach and enrollment manager Andrea Thomas will give a presentation on Friday, Nov. 20, from noon...
Across the nation, a serious shortage of psychiatrists practice out of frustration with what they view as inadequate reimbursement from government and private insurance plans.Another problem, Binder said, are the paperwork requirements imposed by Medicare and private insurance companies...
Nation and World
Rate increases approved for individual health care market

...approved average rate increases for next year of nearly 40 percent for the two companies providing individual health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace.Division director Lori Wing-Heier said Thursday that Premera Blue...
Luxury birthing clinics spur cesarean 'epidemic' in Brazil

...flat screen TV as they nibble on hors d'oeuvres. The clinic's seven deluxe suites aren't covered by health insurance plans and run an extra $500 for the standard three-night stay.New mother Faria chose a deluxe suite and also splurged...
Nation and World
My Turn: Medicaid is overburdened with fraud will hurt middle- and lower-income people the most, especially those who have been signed up for a health insurance plan under the Obamacare insurance mandate and already have huge monthly premiums and sky-high deductibles. In Juneau...
Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

...50 this week, is in the midst of its own quiet overhaul. Increasing numbers of beneficiaries are joining private insurance plans offered through the program. And the Obama administration is trying to revamp the way it pays hospitals and doctors...
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Group formed to promote legal weed

...conduct for association members.The association also plans to offer benefits, such as being part of a group health insurance plan, Kole said.Emmett and Schulte were recently appointed as industry representatives to the Marijuana Control Board...
Paying for healthcare and costs to consumers are amortized through insurance plans over the largest possible payer pool. Without insurance...government's commitment to protect those without private insurance plans, we hugely broaden the payer pool. This is not about...
My Turn: The nuts and bolts of the Affordable Care Act are loose

...companies from denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions, or charging more to those likelier to cost the insurance plan more. Past experience shows these two rules are impossible to sustain when most, if not all, people don't have...
Walker wants agencies to review cybersecurity

...companies are offering services, like credit monitoring, to those who might be affected.The Alaska Division of Insurance plans to work with officials in other affected states in looking at whether the companies followed proper procedures, said...
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