Anti-Subrogation Bill Emerges in Texas

Texas House Bill 1869 seeks to limit health subrogation recoveries! The bill allows a carrier to create the right to subrogation or the right to reimbursement by contract. However, the bill restricts the amount a carrier may recover to the lesser of the following: a. one third of the
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Court TV founder Steven Brill details the irrational market forces that drive the American health care industry.

Court TV founder Steven Brill details the irrational market forces that drive the American health care industry. http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-february-21-2013/steven-brill?xrs=share_copy Part 2 Video Part 3 Video
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Oklahoma Doctors vs. Obamacare

Three years ago, Dr. Keith Smith, co-founder and managing partner of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, took an initiative that would only be considered radical in the health care industry: He posted online a list of prices for 112 common surgical procedures. The 51-year-old Smith, a sel
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Dunkin’ Brands Lobbying Against Key Obamacare Provision: Report

An iconic American brand has come out against a key Obamacare provision requiring some companies to expand their health insurance coverage. Dunkin’ Brands is lobbying the government to change their definition of full-time work from at least 30 hours per week to 40 or more hours
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Agencies Release Final Rule on Cost-Sharing Limitations and Minimum Plan Value Calculations in Conjunction with Essential Health Benefits

February 21, 2013 – The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury have jointly released yesterday a Final Rule which contained clarification as to how self-insured plans are to comply with the ACA’s cost-sharing limitations and how self-insured plans are
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UnitedHealth trial to test liability for doctor’s errors

UnitedHealth Group Inc., the biggest U.S. medical insurer, is set to face claims that it failed to properly oversee a Las Vegas doctor who gave colonoscopy patients hepatitis C by mishandling the anesthetic Propofol. Jurors in state court in Las Vegas are set to hear opening statement
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Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us

1. Routine Care, Unforgettable Bills When Sean Recchi, a 42-year-old from Lancaster, Ohio, was told last March that he had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his wife Stephanie knew she had to get him to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Stephanie’s father had been treated there 10 years ear
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Tips for Lowering Your Medical Bills

It doesn’t happen often, but occasionally you can catch a mistake on a restaurant check or a miscalculated receipt from the grocery store. Hospital bills, however, are another matter: as many as 8 out of 10 bills for health care services contain errors, according to Medical Billing Ad
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Dunkin’ Brands Takes Stand Against Obamacare

The Canton-based company is lobbying the White House to changes its definition of full-time work from 30 hours a week to 40 or more per week, according to reports. Canton-based Dunkin’ Brands has joined the fight against Obamacare. The coffee and baked goods company is working t
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Administration Sets New Rule On Essential Health Benefits

The Obama administration has released the final rule on essential health benefits, which sets the parameters for the types of benefits that must be offered by insurers starting in 2014. KHN is tracking the news coverage. Read More..
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