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CNNMoney: Employers bear brunt of health insurance hikesupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 12:18:00

Thank you, boss?: While the annual cost for employee family health insurance jumped 9% this year, employers shouldered the bulk of that increase, according to a new industry survey Tuesday.

HHS OKs birth control with no co-payupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 18:28:00

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced new guidelines in Washington Monday requiring health insurance plans beginning on or after August 1, 2012 to cover several women's preventive services, including birth control and voluntary sterilization.

CNNMoney: Health insurers: Pay more for medical care or give refundsupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 11:04:00

New rules issued to health insurers Monday mandate that they spend more on health care, and force them to refund consumers if they don't meet the requirements. Beginning in 2011, insurance companies have to spend 80% to 85% of premiums on medical care instead of toward their own profits and overhead costs, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

CNNMoney: Insurers' new reality: More for care, less profitupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 16:03:00

Insurers were dealt a blow Thursday as state regulators endorsed a tough new law that boosts the amount of premium money they'll have to pay for patient care.

New health care changes are only the beginningupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 15:33:00

After completing his second year of business classes at Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama, in 2007, Joshua Armstrong decided to take a break from full-time studies.

Fortune: Health care act's two ticking bombsupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 15:31:00

A week ago, a good friend -- let's call him Anthony -- related a remarkable story about shopping for health insurance in two states, New York and Arizona.

Insurers agree to comply with intent of new health care lawupdated: Wed Mar 31 2010 02:23:00

President Obama won a key concession from the health insurance industry Tuesday as the main lobby group said providers would comply with new regulations that will prevent the denial of coverage for children due to pre-existing conditions.

White House disputes reportupdated: Tue Oct 13 2009 15:57:00

The nation's heath insurance industry issues a report that the White House calls flawed. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Pushback grows against insurance industry reportupdated: Tue Oct 13 2009 15:57:00

They're angry and fighting back with full force.

Practice has cure for insurance paperwork -- avoidanceupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 04:52:00

It's bad enough to be sick and miserable. But adding insult to injury for many a patient is having to hack through a veritable jungle of often-confusing paperwork to make health insurance claims.

Insurance form nightmaresupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 04:52:00

Mountains of insurance paperwork make it extremely difficult and confusing to receive proper health care. CNN's Tom Foreman reports.

CNNMoney: Is health care the next 'bonusgate'?updated: Wed Sep 02 2009 11:50:00

Earlier this year, public outrage boiled over with news of eye-popping pay to top executives on Wall Street.

CNNMoney: How they'll save $2 trillion on health careupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 16:57:00

Advocating preventive care and streamlining administrative costs are among the steps being promised by the health care industry to help cut $2 trillion in health care expenses over the next decade.

How to get insurance when sickupdated: Thu May 14 2009 13:11:00

How do you get health insurance if you have a pre-existing condition? It's tough. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Tips for getting insurance when you have a pre-existing conditionupdated: Thu May 14 2009 13:11:00

Nineteen-year-old Stuart Wald is not likely to grow out of his schizophrenia, bipolar disease and attention-deficit disorder. But he will, with 100 percent certainty, grow out of the health insurance coverage he has through his father's employer -- and that day is just a few years away.

How to shop for health insuranceupdated: Thu Mar 12 2009 15:47:00

After his sister nagged him for eight years to go to the doctor, Kurt Berger finally had a physical late last year. Then in January, he received a phone call from his doctor: Tests showed he had prostate cancer.

Dental insurance disputeupdated: Fri Mar 06 2009 12:30:00

A CNN story leads an insurance company to change course on a boy's dental operation. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Time.com: Workers to Pay More for Health Careupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 09:00:00

A survey being released by the Mercer consulting firm found 59% of companies intend to keep down rising health care costs in 2009 by raising workers' deductibles, copays or out-of-pocket spending limits

Money Magazine: "Where Is Our Reimbursement?"updated: Thu Feb 01 2007 00:01:00

Q Last March my husband was treated at an urgent-care facility. Afterward we called our health insurer to confirm that this was covered. (They said it was.) We mailed the receipt and waited to be r...

Genetic tests may bring hope, inspire fearupdated: Thu Jan 18 2007 11:46:00

Genetic testing can help predict many diseases and one day may help prevent them, but privacy concerns and fears of abuse could derail the technology's potential.

CNNMoney: What every Katrina victim should knowupdated: Fri Sep 16 2005 12:26:00

Governments, charities and companies are scrambling to help Katrina survivors around the country. And they're managing to provide an unprecedented level of assistance.

Money Magazine: A Health Revolution in Slo-Moupdated: Fri Jul 01 2005 00:01:00

Health savings accounts haven't taken America by storm. Not yet, anyway. The tax-free investment accounts paired with high-deductible health insurance are a big part of President Bush's "ownership ...

Bill seeks federal genetic testing protectionupdated: Wed Sep 29 2004 22:44:00

Becky Fisher started living early because she feared dying would come too soon. A gene plagues her family, predisposing it to a variety of cancers.

Justices appear split on HMO issueupdated: Wed Mar 24 2004 03:52:00

A patient whose hospital stay was cut short and a man forced to take a cheaper prescription drug want their day in court to prove their malpractice lawsuits. The question Tuesday before the Supreme Court was: Just which court should decide the matter?

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