News and Blog

Here are the Blogs in the Tennessee Health Insurance category.
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Monday, 5 December 2011
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The Wall Street Journal (12/3, Radnofsky, Subscription Publication) reports HHS altered a component of the new healthcare law that requires insurance companies to spend a certain percentage of income from premiums on medical care. Providers not doing so must issue refunds to consumers. On Friday, HHS ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/05/2011 11:00 AM by David M Widmer
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Tuesday, 22 November 2011
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WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Stop The HIT Coalition applauded Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Orin Hatch (R-UT) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) today, for introducing The Jobs and Premium Protection Act, legislation to repeal the Health Insurance Tax (HIT). The bill brings relief to millions of small businesses ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/22/2011 9:00 AM by David M Widmer
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Tuesday, 4 October 2011
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Last week, a number of significant events occurred in the ongoing legal battle over the constitutionality of PPACA, which has now seen three circuit courts rule in three different ways on the issue. Last week’s legal development primarily concerned the case being brought by 26 states and the National ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/04/2011 10:00 AM by David Widmer
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Wednesday, 17 August 2011
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On Aug. 12, 2011, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the health care reform law’s individual mandate is unconstitutional, upholding the Florida district court decision. However, the Court of Appeals overturned Florida’s decision to invalidate the entire law, preferring to strike ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/17/2011 4:30 PM by David M Widmer, PAHM, RHU
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Friday, 12 August 2011
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This will ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court…   ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court has struck down the requirement in President Obama's health care overhaul package that virtually all Americans must carry health insurance or face penalties. ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/12/2011 4:30 PM by David Widmer
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Thursday, 11 August 2011
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On July 11, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services released its road map to help States to set up these Exchanges.   Affordable Insurance Exchanges are designed to make buying health coverage easier and more affordable. Starting in 2014, Exchanges will allow individuals ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/11/2011 9:00 AM by David Widmer
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Wednesday, 20 July 2011
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On Monday, July 11, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a press release and several other communication materials on its website to announce the first of what is expected to be numerous proposed rules andregulations regarding Insurance Exchanges – marketplaces established ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/20/2011 3:05 PM by David Widmer
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Tuesday, 14 June 2011
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Last week, the highest profile legal challenge to PPACA, the lawsuit being brought by 26 states and the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), moved a little bit closer to the Supreme Court. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in the case and reports from the courtroom ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/14/2011 7:45 AM by David Widmer
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Monday, 23 May 2011
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States are now struggling with how to deal with the fact that the Medicaid expansion of 2014 will trigger coverage eligibility changes. It has been estimated that 28 million people will shift from being eligible for Medicaid and being eligible to be subsidized for healthcare through the HIEs. Panelists ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/23/2011 10:00 AM by David Widmer
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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May 11 (Reuters) - Republican Mitt Romney said on Wednesday that reversing U.S. healthcare reforms passed in 2010, a signature element of President Barack Obama's agenda, would be a top priority if he were elected president in 2012. ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2011 6:30 AM by David Widmer
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