09/24/14 05:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of uninsured patients admitted to hospitals has dropped markedly this year, reducing charity care and bad debt cases, particularly in states that have expanded Medicaid coverage under the new federal health care law, a government report released Wednesday concluded....
By Richard Pollock | 09/24/14 08:24 AM
Twenty-nine percent of independent insurance brokers claim their businesses have been injured by Obamacare, according to a new survey.
By Philip Klein | 09/17/14 08:26 PM
In addition to the 2 million already at potential risk, the study predicted that the number affected "will likely increase as the employer mandate goes into effect."
09/12/14 02:16 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Florida pastor has been sentenced to more than five years in prison after pleading guilty in Virginia to a life insurance scheme. The government says 46-year-old Nathaniel A. McNeil's scheme victimized more than 1,200 people. U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente (BEN'-tay) says...
By Peter Pitts | 09/08/14 03:10 PM
The economics of American healthcare are dictated by the Golden Rule: "He who has the gold makes the rules."
By Kelly Cohen | 09/05/14 08:45 AM
Premiums for benchmark health insurance plans under Obamacare will go down in 15 major cities, a new study showed.
09/04/14 07:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators are proposing to label insurer MetLife Inc. as a potential threat to the financial system, a designation that brings stricter government oversight. New York-based MetLife says it "strongly disagrees" with the decision by the Financial Stability Oversight...
By Joseph Lawler | 09/04/14 05:32 PM
The decision means that MetLife will be regulated as a large bank, with tighter regulations, higher capital requirements and oversight from the Federal Reserve.
09/04/14 05:30 PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democrat Charlie Crist said Thursday he successfully reduced rising property insurance rates as governor and will do so again if elected, vowing to repeal a law enacted under Republican Gov. Rick Scott that he said provides weaker coverage at a higher price. It's a...
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/03/14 11:34 AM
Sen. Kay Hagan delivered crucial support to the 2009 package of healthcare subsidies, mandates, and regulations known as Obamacare. Back then, the drug industry pledged to help any Democratic senators endangered by their support of the bill.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/02/14 03:14 PM
Rep. Scott Garrett, chairman of the capital markets subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee, wrote a letter to Lew Tuesday with six other Republicans warning that the council's treatment of insurers "has led to uncertainty in the insurance industry and raised concern that the...
09/02/14 02:38 PM
Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a $1.3 million settlement on Thursday with an insurance company and its subsidiary to resolve allegations of deceptive marketing. Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company (GTL) and its subsidiary...
By Joseph Lawler | 08/29/14 11:37 AM
It is widely expected that the Sept. 4 meeting announced by the Financial Stability Oversight Council late Thursday will focus on applying the label of "too big to fail" to one insurer, MetLife.
By Luke Rosiak | 09/29/14
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