User: newstrust Topic: Health Care
Category: Public Option
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Insurers Backed Obamacare, Then Undermined It. Now They're Profiting From It 22.4.2015 Crooks Liars
Anyone who still thinks the Affordable Care Act was a “government takeover of health care” should consider this headline from the news pages of last Thursday’s Investor’s Business Daily: UnitedHealth Profit Soars On Obamacare, Optum —April 16, 2015 That’s from a Wall Street publication whose editorial writers have rarely missed an opportunity to bash the health care reform law. Here are a few other headlines, these from IBD’s editorial page, just since the first of this ...
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Mom's push to help poor kids with autism brings new federal benefits 2.4.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
The Medical Assistance benefits will expand access to a broad range of one-on-one therapies.
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Feds approve new benefits for Minnesota's autistic children 2.4.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
The Medical Assistance benefits will expand access to a broad range of one-on-one therapies. By Chris Serres  chris.serres@startribune.com
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 ...
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French government backs plan to criminalize use of advertising with anorexic models 16.3.2015 Star Tribune: World
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 ...
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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.
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