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Health Insurance Reform State Updates

The Legislative New Mexico health insurance Health and Human Services Interim Committee has endorsed rate reviews and health insurance exchange bills. Governor Dave Heineman has announced that Bruce Ramge has been appointed Director of the Department of Nebraska Health Insurance, effective immediately. Governor Steve Beshear has announced changes¬† designed to […]

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Nebraska Health Insurance No High Risk Pool

In Nebraska health insurance, an April 27 letter, Governor Dave Heineman informed Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius that Nebraska has elected not to participate in the temporary federal high-risk pool created under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009. In his letter, Governor Heineman cited […]

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This Week In Health Care Reform

As lawmakers returned to Washington this week, Republicans affirmed their commitment to repealing the health care reform legislation, while Democrats continued to campaign on the health care reform law’s merits. Meanwhile, President Obama stepped up his efforts to energize his core supporters by capitalizing on health care reform. Health Care […]

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This Week In Health Care Reform

President Obama finalized his health care reform package this week, signing into law the package of fixes approved by the House late last week. While some of the new provisions won’t take effect until 2014, some will be phased in beginning this year. Health Care Reform President Obama Signs Final […]

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Health Insurance Overhaul Sued

On March 23,¬† thirteen states (Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Washington) filed one lawsuit in the U.S. Court system for the Northern District of Florida challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This came minutes after President Barack Obama […]

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Nebraska Health Insurance Protects Patients

Patients, health care groups, Nebraska Nurses Association, and the Nebraska Medical Association are fighting for consumer protection against prescription costs. The law will be the first in the country that protects patients and providers against unfair prescription cost practices. Some patients report spending over ten thousand dollars per year for […]

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Nebraska Health Insurance Maternity Care

Nebraska health insurance advocates and lawmakers are looking to restore maternity coverage into law. The motion was filed by Senator Kathy Campbell of Lincoln. The coverage filed would include Nebraska health insurance for unborn children and children of immigrants that are undocumented.

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States Ban Mandatory Health Insurance

State lawmakers are pursuing measures banning health insurance mandates. President Barack Obama’s push for a health care overhaul has stalled, conservative lawmakers in more than 66% of the United States are quickly moving ahead with constitutional amendments to ban government health insurance mandates. The amendments will prohibit penalties for those […]