USA Today examined how federal law might restrict some states from enacting health care programs that require employers to offer workers health coverage or contribute to a public fund to help cover the uninsured.
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Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration issued rules that will close a legal loophole that could have allowed employers to make health insurance more expensive for unhealthy workers than for their colleagues.
CMS does not have the authority to limit states' ability to expand Medicaid coverage to more children.
Medicare Advantage plans are health plan options that are approved by Medicare and run by private companies.
Several private health insurers have moved to end reimbursements to hospitals for treatment that results from serious medical errors.
USA Today examined access to health insurance in the second part of a five-part series about the personal impact of baby boomers leaving the work force.
Businesses increasingly are conducting insurance audits of employees to ensure that all dependents are eligible for health benefits.
Editorials discuss news about health coverage developments in Kansas, Missouri and New Mexico.
Editorials examine news about efforts to reduce the number of uninsured children in Delaware, Montana and Texas.
Lawmakers are planning to address Medicare, SCHIP and Medicaid policy changes they had hoped to make last year in new legislation that would stop a 10% cut to Medicare physician fees.
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission approved recommendations to Congress on fiscal year 2009 Medicare reimbursements.
Iowa Legislative Commission recommended that lawmakers extend health coverage to all children in the state as the first step to establishing universal coverage.
Institute of Medicine report found 18,000 deaths in 2000 resulted from uninsured adults delaying or going without necessary medical care.
CMS announced a proposed regulation that would allow Medicare drug benefit plans to offer reduced premiums to some beneficiaries who qualify for the program's low-income subsidy.
A recent decision by EEOC that employers can legally eliminate or reduce health benefits for retirees when they reach age 65 is a welcome step that could help slow the deterioration of employment-based health insurance.
Requiring catastrophic coverage probably is smart, but a requirement that everyone have comprehensive health insurance, covering preventive and routine care.
Bush administration is imposing restrictions on the ability of states to expand their Medicaid programs that mirror a policy directive announced in August 2007 that limits states' abilities to expand SCHIP.
Uninsured people suffer significantly worse outcomes from cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer than those who have coverage.
California health insurers are responsible for reviewing applications before issuing policies and should not wait until beneficiaries run up large medical bills.
President Bush signed legislation that will provide funding for SCHIP through March 2009.
President Bush today signed Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007, which besides providing other affordable health insurance coverage benefits, extends State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) through March 31, 2009.
Participants enrolled in consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) are more likely to plan and save for health care coverage, according to a survey by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA).
This is the State Children's Health Insurance Program, and states do have a responsibility to make sure that the children who most need help from this program continue to receive affordable health insurance for children.
Wall Street Journal highlights the tragedy of state governments forbidding citizens from exercising the basic right to buy health insurance from other states.
Americans without health insurance are less likely to get screened for cancer, more likely to be diagnosed with an advanced stage of the disease, and less likely to survive that diagnosis than their privately insured counterparts.