More Insurance Industry Articles

  • Patient advocates say insurers avoiding the sick

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers. The insurance industry responds that critics are confusing legitimate...

  • Groups claim insurance discrimination in new forms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers. The insurance industry responds that critics are confusing legitimate...

  • 400,000 must reapply for health coverage

    BOSTON (AP) — The state is launching a major effort to reach out to almost 400,000 Massachusetts residents who must reapply for health insurance because they were enrolled in temporary plans after the state's health care marketplace website crashed last year. State officials fear that many of...

  • 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.

  • Solution for the looming Medicare crisis

    Next week I'm scheduled for a cervical spinal fusion that costs upward of $100,000, but I won't be paying for it. Like 50 million other Medicare recipients, I will receive the medical care I need more or less free of charge thanks to Medicare.

  • Illinois opens insurance rate records to public

    CHICAGO (AP) — State officials announced Tuesday that Illinois is giving the public online access for the first time to forms filed by insurers when they set the rates they'll charge, a move that consumer advocates called a step in the right direction. "We are pleased to provide consumers...

  • Documents show Obama White House working with insurers against taxpayers

    The Obama White House and the health insurance industry have an uneasy alliance to defend Obamacare's subsidies and mandates — at the expense of the taxpayer.

  • Few applying for insurance acknowledge smoking

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Surveys show about 20 percent of adults in Iowa smoke regularly, but but a much smaller percentage acknowledged their habit when signing up for insurance with federally mandated forms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 20 percent of...

  • When Obamacare loses in court, insurance companies lose, too

    When the administration lost an Obamacare case in federal court Tuesday, the insurance companies lost as well.

  • Get ready for even higher health insurance premiums: Examiner Editorial

    According to a county-by-county analysis published last month by the Manhattan Institute, individual market insurance premiums have increased by 49 percent on average in 2014 after the most recent round of Obamacare regulations went into effect.

  • Big Ideas: On Dodd-Frank, diversity and cigarettes

    Like Obamacare, the 2010 financial reform law has many unintended consequences, the latest of which could be soaring insurance rates.

  • Brace for the next round of Obamacare rate shock

    As insurance companies begin to propose premiums for 2015, it's time for Americans to brace themselves for the next round of rate shock in the wake of President Obama's health care law.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Appalling

    The president is appalled. Indeed he said this afternoon that "the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL." The act of violence that killed Jim...

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  • Annihilate ISIS

    Here are the two best responses I've seen so far to the latest barbarism from ISIS. My friend Seth Leibsohn, now a talk radio host in Phoenix, emails with a short-term suggestion:

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  • Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Executive Action On Immigration

    American voters says they would prefer President Barack Obama work with Congress rather than use executive action to address the illegal immigration crisis at the border, according to a detailed...

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