Wyoming Medicaid expansion faces uphill battle

By Associated Press The Wyoming state Senate has voted to introduce a bill that would expand the Medicaid system in the state, but even the sponsor says it faces long odds of becoming law. The Senate voted 21-9 on Friday, the deadline for bill introductions, to advance the measure spo
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Why Do Some States Spend More on Health Care?

One of the interesting features of the Affordable Care Act is that reform basically takes place at the state level. Yet the states are very different. Some spend more than twice as much on health care as others, as a percent of state income. For example, health care spending in three
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Feds will need to enforce ACA reforms in 4 states

At least four states won’t enforce new sweeping insurance market reforms rolling out next year with the health law — leaving federal health officials in Washington to pick up the slack, yet another wrinkle in Obamacare implementation. Insurance regulation is a huge responsibility that
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I Hope Trustmark Tells HHS to Go Pound Sand

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that, “Trustmark Life Insurance Company has proposed unreasonable health insurance premium increases in five states—Alabama, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wyoming. The excessive rate hikes would affect nearly 10
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Affordable Care Act holding insurers accountable for premium hikes

Health insurance premium increases in five states have been deemed “unreasonable” by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today. After independent expert review, HHS determined that Trustmark Life Insurance Company has proposed un
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