News tagged with health insurance plan

Business CEOs call for raising retirement age

An influential group of business executives is pushing a plan to increase the full retirement age to 70 for both Social Security and Medicare and to partially privatize the health insurance program for older Americans.

dateJan 16, 2013 in Business
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Change in drug payment rule may trigger headaches

(AP) -- A headache awaits people who use those tax-free health spending accounts to pay for over-the-counter allergy relievers, heartburn blockers and other drugstore remedies. Starting next year, you'll need a prescription ...

dateNov 15, 2010 in Health
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Drug benefit expanded to 1 million more seniors

(AP) -- In case the prospect of nearly $4,000 in prescription assistance isn't enough to perk up low-income seniors, the government is using '60s singer Chubby Checker to publicize "the twist" in the Medicare ...

dateJan 08, 2010 in Health
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Senate panel OKs middle-of-the-road health plan

(AP) -- With support from a lone Republican, a key Senate committee Tuesday approved a middle-of-the-road health care plan that moves President Barack Obama's goal of wider and affordable coverage a giant ...

dateOct 13, 2009 in Health
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New US law helps ill students keep health coverage

(AP) -- A federal law inspired by a New Hampshire woman's courage and enacted through her mother's determination took effect Friday, sparing seriously ill or injured college students from having to choose ...

dateOct 09, 2009 in Health
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People playing the odds on health care over costs

(AP) -- Call it a health care gamble: the decision by some people to opt out of health insurance, paying cash for routine care while playing the odds that an accident or catastrophic illness won't plunge ...

dateSep 28, 2009 in Health
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Senate's 10-year health fix would cost $856B

(AP) -- Sen. Max Baucus on Wednesday released the much-awaited Finance Committee version of an American health-system remake - a landmark $856 billion, 10-year measure that starts a rough ride through Congress ...

dateSep 16, 2009 in Health
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'Public option' becomes central to health debate

(AP) -- The idea of a government medical plan to compete with private insurance has become a litmus test in the health care debate. It could easily have been nothing more than a forgotten proposal gathering ...

dateAug 22, 2009 in Health
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From Mass.: Health care reform 'dos and don'ts'

(AP) -- Three years into its experiment with near-universal health care, Massachusetts has some "dos and don'ts" for the nation as it grapples with the best way to cover tens of millions of uninsured Americans.

dateJul 24, 2009 in Health
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