User: newstrust Topic: Health Care
Category: Public Option
Last updated: Mar 25 2015 10:40 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 4,551    
Eligibility for public programs not properly checked, state review finds 25.3.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
A legislative auditor’s report fueled calls to scrutinize enrollees.
Also found in: [+]
Kaiser report finds many will have to pay back portion of health care subsidies 25.3.2015 Star Tribune: Business
A new report predicts repayments or refunds for those who received subsidies.
Also found in: [+]
Eligibility for public programs not properly checked, auditor finds 25.3.2015 Star Tribune: Local
A legislative auditor’s report fueled calls to scrutinize enrollees.
Also found in: [+]
Paul Ryan: No to Obamacare exchanges, yes to Medicare exchanges 22.3.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Monday, March 23, isn't just the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act. The day also marks five years since then Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) promised the GOP response would "'repeal and replace,' 'repeal and replace.'"  But with the possibility that a Supreme Court ruling in the King v. Burwell case could soon end health insurance subsidies for millions of Americans in the 36 states that chose to use the federal exchange, the GOP still has no replacement. That makes Paul Ryan's message to the affected states not to establish their own exchanges doubly ironic. After five years of GOP failure to live up to its "repeal and replace" pledge, why should they trust Ryan's promise of a new Republican healthcare plan by June 20? Just as cynical, the Obamacare exchange model the House Ways and Means Committee chairman continues to criticize is essential to the Medicare voucher scheme Paul Ryan has been pushing for years. Of course, you'd never know that from Ryan's recent ...
Also found in: [+]
French government backs plan to criminalize use of advertising with anorexic models 16.3.2015 Star Tribune: World
Also found in: [+]
At Capitol, MNsure remedies are all over the map 15.3.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
Lawmakers agree that something needs to be done, but there is no clear path to fixing the troubled exchange.
Also found in: [+]
Legislative audit calls for more scrutiny of HMO administrative spending in Minnesota 11.3.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
A legislative audit cites progress in cost savings, but found discrepancies in financial reports and documentation used to set rates for HMO services used by the state.
Also found in: [+]
Audit says HMO administrative spending needs more oversight 11.3.2015 Star Tribune: Business
The legislative auditor cites progress in cost savings, but also found discrepancies in financial reports and documentation used to set rates for HMO services used by the state.
Also found in: [+]
Arizona Governor Calls Plan To Kick 500,000 Low-Income People Off Of Medicaid ‘Responsible’ 9.3.2015 Think Progres

The state wants to put a five-year limit on the program and add a work requirement.

The post Arizona Governor Calls Plan To Kick 500,000 Low-Income People Off Of Medicaid ‘Responsible’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

MNsure gets ready to pitch financial plan to lawmakers 1.3.2015 Star Tribune: Business
With enrollment not what was envisioned, lawmakers will debate health exchange’s future.
Also found in: [+]
Macedonian Girl Dies Awaiting Grand Opening of Medical Center 28.2.2015 Global Voices
Independent media sources have alleged that authorities intervened in the girl’s case because they wanted to open the new medical center and showcase the child as their first successful case.
Bill to make MNsure a state agency sparks criticism 27.2.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
MNsure board members are debating whether making the exchange a state agency would make it more transparent and accountable.
Also found in: [+]
Auditor says MNsure failures in first year outweigh its achievements 17.2.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
The report says staff withheld information from MNsure board before flawed website was launched.
Also found in: [+]
MNsure remains 17,000 short of enrollment goal 13.2.2015 Star Tribune: Business
The health exchange is slightly ahead of last year’s pace, but far from its goal of 67,000 people in commercial plans.
Also found in: [+]
MNsure on enrollment: 'We have our work cut out for us' 13.2.2015 Star Tribune: Health
Insurers report last-minute increases aren’t as big as they were for the Jan. 1 deadline.
Also found in: [+]
Power to the People, but Really: Participatory Democracy in El Salvador 12.2.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Estela Hernandez is both a member of the national assembly and a leader in the transformational social movement, La Coordinadora of the Lower Lempa and the Bay of Jiquilisco in rural El Salvador. Here, Hernandez talks about a radical vision and practice of direct, participatory democracy by the citizens in the government of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front, or FMLN. Beverly Bell: Please give us your vision of power. Estela Hernandez: Well, for us power is holistic. It is completely rooted in the people. There is a lot of wisdom in people, and so what leaders have to do is be with the people, listen to the people, and address the issues that the people raise, because together, we collectively build the alternatives that actually work. Anything that is done from an office is not going to coincide with reality. So we're building from the people up. That characterizes the organization where I received my education, La Coordinadora . Our strategic development plans arise from huge assemblies. We ...
Also found in: [+]
MNsure says nearly 46,000 have signed for private coverage 7.2.2015 Star Tribune: Health
More than 250 events have been planned to boost numbers.
Also found in: [+]
3 Charts That Illustrate The Human Consequences Of Resisting Medicaid Expansion 30.1.2015 Think Progres

30 million Americans remain uninsured -- some of them locked out of coverage altogether.

The post 3 Charts That Illustrate The Human Consequences Of Resisting Medicaid Expansion appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Also found in: [+]
Slow private enrollment, vanishing federal funds pit state with bigger MNsure bill 30.1.2015 Star Tribune: Business
Also found in: [+]
The best and worst of worlds: Tehran's public hospital wards 28.1.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Visiting her father, our correspondent talks to patients and staff as ‘Rouhani-Care’ raises expectations

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 4,551