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Some Colo. Insurers Covering More for Transgender Peoplenew

Last March, the Colorado Division of Insurance changed the lives of transgender Coloradans by issuing a bulletin stating that in the division's interpretation, state law prohibits "the denial, cancellation, limitation, or refusal to issue or renew health coverage because of a person's sexual orientation."
Colorado Springs Independent  |  J. Adrian Stanley  |  02-05-2014  |  Health

The lay of the landnew

With the Affordable Care Act intact (for now), find out where you fit into a new world of health care.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  J. Adrian Stanley  |  10-23-2013  |  Health

No Medicaid Expansion for Georgianew

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has trust issues, and I don't have insurance.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Jessica Blankenship  |  12-12-2012  |  Policy Issues

Daniels seeks input on health exchangesnew

Pence, Boneham meetings complete. Gregg campaign says the Democratic candidate will meet with the governor in the next few weeks.
NUVO  |  The Statehouse File  |  08-24-2012  |  Politics

People with Eating Disorders Can't Get Adequate Health Insurance Coveragenew

Unlike schizophrenia, depression and other mental illnesses, eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia are not often covered by health insurance. People are exhausting their life savings for treatment — or dying from a lack of it.
INDY Week  |  Rebekah L. Cowell  |  02-25-2010  |  Policy Issues

The Insurance Company Didn't Give a Damn, and the Jury Gave $37 Millionnew

Time Insurance is about to discover just how badly it has miscalculated: about the routine business of taking away people's health insurance, about a Boulder jury, about its own by-the-numbers defense — and, most of all, about Jennifer Latham.
Westword  |  Alan Prendergast  |  02-22-2010  |  Science

One Man's Stroke at 33 Was Only the Beginning of a Nightmarish Slog Through the Health-Care Systemnew

For years building his career was Sabin Orr's first priority. He didn't think much about his health. Other than recreational drinking and a fondness for steaks and burgers, he was a healthy, normal 33-year-old. Until the day he wasn't.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  T.R. Witcher  |  12-04-2009  |  Science

Does Wisconsin's Health Insurance Overseer Actually Protect Consumers?new

Even when it does have regulatory authority, the state's Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) seems reluctant to throw its weight around. Of the 28 complaints we reviewed, in no instance did OCI instruct an insurance company to behave differently.
Isthmus  |  Bill Lueders  |  10-26-2009  |  Policy Issues

How the Health Care System Brought Me to the Brink of Madness and Bankruptcynew

Like many Americans, my fiance, Dan, and I, have been silently destroyed by the behemoth known as the American health insurance industry. And if wanting affordable, quality health care makes us communists, socialists or flag-burning anti-patriots, then so be it.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Carrie Ann Eldridge  |  10-26-2009  |  Science

Can 'Concierge Medicine' Solve the Health Care Crisis?new

In return for an annual retainer, concierge medicine gives you extra time and 24-hour phone access to your doctor, without an insurance company butting in. Proponents say it is a way to cut out insurance companies and reduce workload. But is it worth it?
New Haven Advocate  |  Mischa Benoit-Lavelle  |  09-29-2009  |  Science

Blue Dog Bites Districtnew

During a mega-sized conference call with more than 6,000 of his constituents last month, Fourth Congressional District Rep. Mike Ross had to assure one nervous woman, "I'll never vote for any bill to kill old people."
Arkansas Times  |  Paul Barton  |  09-04-2009  |  Science

Health, Lies and Videotape: The Attempted Hijacking of the Health Care Debatenew

Unlike bottom-up organizations such as that take no corporate donations, most of the organizations behind this right-wing "grassroots" movement are directly or indirectly related to the guys poised to lose big bucks if Obama's plan passes.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  08-26-2009  |  Politics

It Looks Like Big Pharma and the Health Insurers Will Win on Health Care ... Againnew

For the past 35 years, whenever Congress has ventured into health-care reform in response to public demand the big winners have almost always been the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries, and it will almost certainly be that way again. The massive spending against health reform legislation in every media market the past month, on top of the relentless tide of lobbying and campaign expenditures over the decade, guaranteed it.
Arkansas Times  |  Ernest Dumas  |  08-20-2009  |  Commentary

Tennessee Rep. Jim Cooper Defends His Work on Health Care Reformnew

Cooper's touting the legislation known as Wyden-Bennett after Senate sponsors Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Bob Bennett, R-Utah. Among its co-sponsors is Lamar Alexander. Cooper describes it as "a beacon of hope out there." He sees it as a Third Way harnessing both the Democrats' dream of universal coverage and Republican love of market forces.
Nashville Scene  |  Jeff Woods  |  08-14-2009  |  Politics

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