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  • Obamacare's 'family glitch' could affect 2 million Americans

    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."

  • Fla. Pastor gets prison for insurance scheme

    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...

  • Cheaper drugs can also mean less choice without savings for patients

    The economics of American healthcare are dictated by the Golden Rule: "He who has the gold makes the rules."

  • Some may see lower insurance premiums soon

    Premiums for benchmark health insurance plans under Obamacare will go down in 15 major cities, a new study showed.

  • Regulators may put stricter oversight on MetLife

    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...

  • MetLife told it will be named officially 'too big to fail'

    The decision means that MetLife will be regulated as a large bank, with tighter regulations, higher capital requirements and oversight from the Federal Reserve.

  • Crist makes property insurance an election issue

    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...

  • The 'Kronies' get into politics, highlighting the special interests behind Democrats' Obamacare votes

    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.

  • House Republicans question Jack Lew over 'too big to fail'

    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...

  • Insurer, subsidiary agree to pay $1.3M in Mass. settlement

    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...

  • 'Too big to fail' could be slapped on more non-banks

    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.

  • USDA launches new dairy insurance program

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Dairy farmers squeezed in recent years by low milk prices and high feed costs can begin signing up next week for a new program replacing old subsidies that didn't factor in the price of corn. Signups for the new program will run Sept. 2 to Nov. 28, U.S. Agriculture Secretary...

  • Insurance dispute may cost Nebraska patients

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Thousands of people who visit doctors or hospitals in Nebraska associated with the Catholic Health Initiatives network may soon have to pay more if they have insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska. The contract between the big insurer and the medical network may...

  • State says insurers must cover elective abortions

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled in a reversal of policy stemming from the decision by two Catholic universities to drop elective abortions from their employee health plans....

  • How Obamacare makes my family less financially secure

    For many families, Obamacare is probably very helpful. The costs of these benefits are mostly dispersed widely, and so it's not easy to directly compare the costs to the benefits. But sometimes the costs are pretty measurable.



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