Archive for November, 2010

Why docs are running from Medicare

November 24, 2010
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Why docs are running from Medicare

  By MARC K. SIEGEL Last Updated: 12:23 AM, November 24, 2010 My Medicare patients — and those who’ll soon qualify — are worried. Will the doctors they’re used to seeing still be able to take care of them when big cuts in Medicare payments are constantly hanging overhead? Even if I keep seeing...
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Celtic HealthyTexas Launches New Website

November 10, 2010
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Celtic HealthyTexas Launches New Website

  AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ — Celtic Insurance Company, Inc. (Celtic) today announced the launch of its new, secure website www.MyHealthyTexas.com to provide Texas small businesses with online rate quotes for Celtic’s HealthyTexas benefit plans which offer reduced premiums to eligible employer groups with 2 – 50 employees. Employers or agents can obtain...
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Texas State Lawmaker, Governor Propose Withdrawing From Medicaid

November 9, 2010
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Texas State Lawmaker, Governor Propose Withdrawing From Medicaid

  Written by Leigh Page | November 08, 2010 A leading Republican lawmaker in Texas, backed by Gov. Rick Perry, is proposing the state drop out of the Medicaid program and avoid upcoming mandates to expand state Medicaid programs under the healthcare reform law, according to a report by the New York Times. Medicaid...
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Health Care Reform Challenge REJECTED By Supreme Court

November 8, 2010
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Health Care Reform Challenge REJECTED By Supreme Court

11/ 8/10 10:41 AM WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned down the first preliminary challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The decision Monday to reject an appeal from a former Republican state lawmaker in California was no surprise because a federal appeals court has yet to consider the case. The high...
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Consumers who buy their own health insurance see steep hikes in premiums

November 3, 2010
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Consumers who buy their own health insurance see steep hikes in premiums

By Jan Jarvis jjarvis@star-telegram.com Mike Nash expected his monthly health insurance premium to increase a little next year. But when the 52-year-old Lockheed retiree got a letter saying it was going up 43 percent — from $171 to $244 a month — he couldn’t believe what he was reading. “This is absolutely outrageous,” said...
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TDI Launches Healthy Texas

November 1, 2010
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TDI Launches Healthy Texas

September 11, 2010 | Targeted News Service AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 10 — The Texas Department of Insurance issued the following news release: Healthy Texas, a statewide public/private partnership established by the 81st Legislature, provides a new health insurance option for small employers in Texas. Eligible employers that purchase coverage for employees and their dependents...
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