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Supreme Court's Decision On Same-Sex Marriage Expected To Boost Health ... - NPR

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Supreme Court's Decision On Same-Sex Marriage Expected To Boost Health ...
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By marrying partners with employer health plans, people in same-sex relationships are likely to get coverage in states that banned gay marriage until now, as well as in those that welcomed it. Thanks to rapidly shifting legal ground, 37 states ...
​Gay marriage ruling may lead to health insurance riskCBS News

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U.S. Health Care Costs Rise Faster Than Inflation - Forbes

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U.S. Health Care Costs Rise Faster Than Inflation
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One of the promises of Obamacare was that it would reduce health care costs. Since its passage on March 23, 2010, has this promise been kept? In this article, we'll examine this issue by looking at the annual rate of inflation for the Consumer Price ...

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Do Health Insurance Mergers Really Need to Sweat DOJ Reviews? - 24/7 Wall St.

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Do Health Insurance Mergers Really Need to Sweat DOJ Reviews?
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The world of health insurance has been marked by consolidation for years now. It is generally true that antitrust issues arise when there become only two or three choices. The reality is that Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, has created a ...

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DOJ Girds for Strict Review of Any Health-Insurer Mergers - Wall Street Journal

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DOJ Girds for Strict Review of Any Health-Insurer Mergers
Wall Street Journal
The Justice Department is gearing up for an exacting look at any proposed mergers among the nation's top health-insurance companies, amid questions inside and outside the department about whether industry consolidation could suppress competition.
Who Will Benefit From Health Insurance Mergers? Not You, The ConsumerHartford Courant

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5 Inexpensive Benefits Millennials Value More Than Health Insurance - Entrepreneur

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5 Inexpensive Benefits Millennials Value More Than Health Insurance
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Despite plenty of low-cost healthcare options, the majority of U.S. employers are expecting to change their full-time employee health benefit programs within the next three years, according to a Towers Watson study analyzing responses from 444 midsize ...

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$7.3B to be shared among NY health care networks to overhaul - Washington Times

$7.3B to be shared among NY health care networks to overhaul
Washington Times
Medicaid now covers about 6 million New Yorkers, nearly one-third of the state's population. In the last two years, enrollments rose by 500,000 partly from efforts to reach the uninsured through New York's health exchange and the federal Affordable ...

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More Health Coverage, And Perhaps More Health, For Same-Sex Couples - WBUR

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More Health Coverage, And Perhaps More Health, For Same-Sex Couples
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You know how it goes: You have the great joy of the wedding — or of the gay pride celebrations that followed the Supreme Court's marriage decision — and then the honeymoon's over and it's time to talk about the mundanities of stuff like (sigh) health ...

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A Promising Medicare Plan, if Only Health Organizations Would Stick Around - New York Times

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A Promising Medicare Plan, if Only Health Organizations Would Stick Around
New York Times
Two recent studies of Medicare's new way to pay for health care show that it's reducing spending and improving quality. The problem is, health care organizations don't always stick with the program. Both studies examined Medicare's 32 Pioneer ...

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Why We're Launching 'Black Health Matters' - Huffington Post

Why We're Launching 'Black Health Matters'
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Black Health Matters seeks to raise awareness around the health gap and spotlight efforts to make the medical field more inclusive. We hope, through our reporting, to inspire efforts to engage communities in practicing healthy habits and empower people ...

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If you're planning on having a baby, check your health insurance - Washington Post

If you're planning on having a baby, check your health insurance
Washington Post
Having a baby is a common health event, yet insurance coverage isn't always assured. Although the federal government recently clarified that many insurance plans must cover prenatal care as a preventive service without charging patients anything out of ...

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