OPINION: Health care coverage works at work

A FINDING THAT STANDS OUT in a new Midwest Business Group on Health survey is the continuing strong commitment of employers to offer health care plans to their employees. Read More..
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Health care reform splits employers

Two years after Congress passed landmark health care reform legislation, employers are nearly evenly divided on whether the U.S. Supreme Court should repeal the law, according to a survey released today. Read More..
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Florida v. HHS Raises Key Constitutional Issues Related to Health Care Reform

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has garnered significant national attention. It makes several fundamental reforms to the nation’s health care system — including major changes affecting the country’s health insurance markets. Reflecting considerable controversy over the law, opponents ha
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Supreme Court’s FMLA Decision in Coleman May Spell Trouble for Healthcare Reform Law

In Coleman v. Court of Appeals of Maryland, ___ U.S. ____ (No. 10-1016, Mar. 20, 2012), the Supreme Court held, in a 5-4 decision, that suits against states under the “self-care” provision of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) are barred by sovereign immunity. The case turned on a co
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If the individual mandate falls, can the health care law stand?

On March 26 the U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments in the case on health reform. At the center of the controversy is the constitutionality of the individual mandate. Advocates say the mandate is the key to making the law work and congress has the power to regulate commerc
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For too long, too many hard working Americans paid the price for policies that handed free rein to insurance companies and put barriers between patients and their doctors. The Affordable Care Act gives families the security they deserve. The new health care law forces insurance compan
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10,000 additional employees join Emanuel’s wellness plan

Ten thousand more employees at five city agencies have signed on to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to raise monthly health insurance premiums by $50 for employees who fail to participate in a “wellness program” to manage chronic health problems. Read More..
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Health plan agrees to pay $1.5 million following HHS investigation of self-reported data breach.

If you report a significant data breach to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), you may face a follow-up investigation and possible enforcement action. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act requires entities covered by the Health
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Added Guidance on Summaries of Benefits and Coverage

The three agencies responsible for issuing guidance on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—the U.S. Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services—have issued a new set of FAQs (frequently asked questions and answers) on the requirement to furnish summaries of benefits and co
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Obamacare, Two Years Later

This week marks two years since of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and if the Obama administration has chosen to all but ignore the second anniversary of Obamacare, the rest of us should pause and reflect on just what a monumental failure of policy the h
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