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  • Report: Admission of uninsured at hospitals dips

    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....

  • Insurance brokers say they are 'worse off' due to Obamacare

    Twenty-nine percent of independent insurance brokers claim their businesses have been injured by Obamacare, according to a new survey.

  • 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.

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  • Another Fight Obama Shirks

    When it comes to military actions, President Obama likes to declare the end of wars, regardless of whether America’s opponents agree that is the case. When it comes to economic wars, he has no...

  • Second Time’s a Charm?

    Voters in Connecticut’s gubernatorial election this November will face a familiar choice as Republican Tom Foley squares off against Democrat Dan Malloy. Four years ago, in a nail biter for what...