Biggest MN provider ditches Obamacare state health exchange

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  Health Care, Minnesota, Obamacare, State Government  /  No Comments

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The prognosis for Minnesota’s state health insurance exchange, MNsure, took a turn for the worse this week, as the provider offering some of the lowest premiums in the country opted out of the program, amid financial concerns.

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Shumlin’s single-payer health care agenda ‘down for maintenance’

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  Elections, Health Care, Issues, News, Obamacare, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

DRUG ABUSE: Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is asking the public to participate in an upcoming forum on the state's opioid-abuse crisis.

Gov. Peter Shumlin said Tuesday that Vermont Health Connect, the Internet backbone of his Green Mountain Care single-payer scheme, is indefinitely down for maintenance.

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Obamacare expansion passes Ohio governor’s July 2015 projection

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  Health Care, News, Obamacare, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Ohio Medicaid enrollment under Gov. John Kasich’s Obamacare expansion hit 367,395 in August, passing the Republican governor’s projection for July 2015.

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Funding the navigators: Florida’s Obamacare helpers get another $6.8 million

By   /  September 16, 2014  /  Florida, Health Care, News, Obamacare  /  No Comments

UNDER SCRUTINY: Kansas Obamacare Navigators would face more stringent restrictions and regulations under a new bill examined by state senators Tuesday.

Signing up new participants may not be nearly as difficult this time around as properly re-enrolling existing customers.

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Historic hospital merger could be bad for consumers

By   /  September 15, 2014  /  Health Care, Illinois, News  /  No Comments

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Critics worry that such a merger could have negative effects on healthcare pricing and costs to consumers, as well as regulatory issues.

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Vermont bans brownies, turns kids on to kale, gluten-free paleo lemon bars

By   /  September 12, 2014  /  Education, Government Regulation, Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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It’s a best-seller at bake sales, a king of American confections, even a mandatory munchie of marijuana users. But the iconic chocolate brownie, that perfect blend of cake and cookie, is banned in Vermont schools.

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