Tuesday, 21 May 2019
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Category Archives: health insurance companies

21 May
7:40

Liberal Democrats pushing for public health insurance option amid opposition – Hartford Courant

Rep. Anne Hughes, a Democrat from Easton and co-chairwoman of the legislature’s progressive caucus, said Monday that she is hopeful the public health insurance measure will pass this year. At the same time, many Republicans and businesses have been lobbying strongly against the idea for years. Source: https://www.courant.com/politics/hc-pol-dems-public-option-20190521-h7f4gi6hune75fe7ccjjzbu2hq-story.html

Springfield insurance company Wellfleet moving headquarters from Roosevelt Avenue to Tower Square – MassLive.com
20 May
9:38

Springfield insurance company Wellfleet moving headquarters from Roosevelt Avenue to Tower Square – MassLive.com

SPRINGFIELD — Wellfleet, an insurance company owned by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway, is moving its headquarters from Roosevelt Avenue into Tower Square downtown, joining the YMCA and White Lion Brewing. The company announced the move Monday and said there will be a press conference June 7. The move to the […]

Matthew in the Middle: I thought we had health insurance? – Eureka Times Standard
20 May
11:28

Matthew in the Middle: I thought we had health insurance? – Eureka Times Standard

Merriam-Webster defines health insurance as “insurance providing compensation for medical expenses.” OK, that’s pretty generic. Most people have their medical insurance through their employer. 49% are covered through their employer, 36% are covered through Medicare or Medicaid, 9% are uninsured and 6% are covered through an individual or family plan. […]

Judge recuses himself from health insurance cancer-denial case because he considers the company “immoral” and “barbaric” – Boing Boing
20 May
1:28

Judge recuses himself from health insurance cancer-denial case because he considers the company “immoral” and “barbaric” – Boing Boing

US District Judge Robert N Scola recused himself from a class action suit against Unitedhealthcare that alleges that Unitedhealthcare denied them promising proton beam cancer treatments by falsely claiming that they were “experimental.” In his recusal, Scola revealed that he was a prostate cancer survivor who was cornered into accepting […]

19 May
3:19

Government-run health coverage is bad for Connecticut. – Hartford Courant

Those of us in the insurance industry keep a close eye on developments in Hartford. With the industry having such a large presence in Connecticut, it’s vital that legislators carefully consider how their actions will affect insurance companies, their customers, and their employees. Unfortunately, this careful consideration does not appear […]

Minnesota family’s loss shows stakes in health plan fight – Star Tribune
19 May
5:18

Minnesota family’s loss shows stakes in health plan fight – Star Tribune

Max Tillitt was a patient in Owatonna when he and his family learned that their health plan would no longer pay for residential treatment of his drug addiction. Within a few months, the 21-year-old Eden Prairie resident had died of a drug overdose. Four years later, Tillitt’s mother is part […]

Does an Ohio Anti-Abortion Bill Ban Birth Control? – Snopes.com
18 May
7:09

Does an Ohio Anti-Abortion Bill Ban Birth Control? – Snopes.com

An Ohio legislative bill would severely limit access to certain contraceptives by restricting insurance companies from covering them, as the state adopts a law that bans abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat. House Bill 182, authored by Ohio State Rep. John Becker (R), has been the focal point […]

18 May
8:59

Insurance Abuses Continue in Spite of ACA – RAI with Wendell Potter (5/7) – The Real News Network

PAUL JAY On June 24, 2009, former health insurance executive Wendell Potter blew the whistle on private insurance companies as he testified, before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.  WENDELL POTTER Mr. Chairman, thank you for the opportunity to be here this afternoon. Recently, it became abundantly […]

Insurance companies seek smaller rate hikes in 2020 | Northwest – Lewiston Morning Tribune
17 May
10:58

Insurance companies seek smaller rate hikes in 2020 | Northwest – Lewiston Morning Tribune

BEND, Ore. — Health insurers in Oregon continue to request smaller annual increases in health insurance rates from year to year and are expanding into new service areas — both signs the market is stabilizing. The Bulletin reported that Oregon Insurance Commissioner Andrew Stolfi released the rates Oregon insurance companies […]

Insurance companies ask for smaller increase in 2020 rates – The Register-Guard
17 May
12:48

Insurance companies ask for smaller increase in 2020 rates – The Register-Guard

The Associated Press Thursday May 16, 2019 at 7:14 PM BEND — Health insurers in Oregon continue to request smaller annual increases in health insurance rates from year to year and are expanding into new service areas — both signs the market is stabilizing. The Bulletin reports that Oregon Insurance Commissioner Andrew Stolfi on Tuesday […]