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Consumers May Be Unaware Of Their Right To A Review Of Health Plan Decisions PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 10 June 2011 13:06

By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News

Millions of Americans gained the right this year to appeal decisions made by health plans to an outside, independent decision-maker. But many of these consumers might not know they have the new option -- and when they find out, it might be too late.

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Judges Weigh Limits of Health Law’s Powers PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 June 2011 15:27

By Kevin Sack, The New York Times

ATLANTA — In perhaps the weightiest of the dozens of challenges to the Obama health care law, a panel of appellate judges grappled Wednesday with the essential quandary of the case: if the federal government can require Americans to buy medical insurance, what constitutional limit would prevent it from mandating all manner of purchases and activities?

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California Insurer Says It Will Cap Earnings PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 12:55

By Reed Abelson, The New York Times

Blue Shield of California, a large nonprofit health insurer that has come under sharp criticism in recent months for its double-digit rate increases, said on Tuesday that it planned to cap its earning and refund the bulk of any excess income to its policyholders.

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Medical Bills Force Cancer Patients to Skimp on Care and Necessities PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 June 2011 15:59

By Duke Medicine News and Communications

Even when covered by health insurance, cancer patients face mounting out-of-pocket expenses that force some to avoid filling prescriptions, skip doctor appointments, and scale back on food and other necessities.

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Health Care Costs New Threat To U.S. Military PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 June 2011 15:58

By Tamara Keith, NPR

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says pension and health care costs are eating the U.S. military alive. And the Pentagon predicts that the cost of taking care of its troops and retirees will keep growing.

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