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N.H. Seeks to Update Insurance Rules for Health Care Provider Networks

The New Hampshire Insurance Department is moving forward with changing its rules for health care provider networks, but some insurance companies aren’t yet sold on a key part of the proposed approach. Department officials say the rules are ripe for …

Doctor Gets 5-Year Sentence for Medical Bribe Scheme in New Jersey

A New Jersey doctor is headed to prison for accepting $1.8 million in bribes from a medical lab company. Federal prosecutors say Frank Santangelo received a 63-month sentence on Tuesday and will have to serve three years of supervised release …

Affordable Care Act Attracting Younger, Healthier Insureds

Obamacare is attracting younger and healthier people to its coverage plans this year, according to research by Express Scripts Holding Co., a trend that could help balance and sustain the law’s insurance markets. According to the report, which looked at …

Obamacare Tax Subsidy Recipients in Northeast Express Relief

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the tax subsidies for health insureds across the country including those in states without their own health exchanges that use the federal health insurance exchange. The following are some of the reactions from …

Penn. Withdraws Its Healthcare Marketplace Plan After Supreme Court Ruling

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration said Thursday that it will withdraw its application to take over some functions of the insurance marketplace created under the 2010 federal health care law now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the law’s …

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont Trying to Recoup Over $500K

Vermont’s largest insurance carrier is trying to recover more than $500,000 in claims for 600 patients who mistakenly received benefits due to a Vermont Health Connect’s technological error. The state’s online health insurance exchange caused backlogs in updating patient information …

Penn. Healthcare Marketplace Plan Strictly a Contingency: Gov.’s Office

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration will pull the plug on its effort to start running the insurance marketplace created by the 2010 health care law if the U.S. Supreme Court allows federal health insurance subsidies to keep flowing to hundreds …

Penn. Gov. Wolf Seeks State Authority Over Health Insurance Marketplace

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration said Tuesday it has formally applied to take over the operation of Pennsylvania’s health insurance marketplace as the Democrat seeks a bulwark against the potential loss of health insurance subsidies for hundreds of thousands of …

Survey: More Than 96% in Massachusetts Have Health Insurance

Massachusetts continues to the lead the nation in health care with more than 96 percent of residents reporting coverage despite lingering cost barriers. That’s according to a survey by The Center for Health Information and Analysis, created by a 2012 …

Audit: Maryland Misallocated $28.4M for Health Exchange

Maryland misallocated $28.4 million in federal money for its flawed health care exchange and should pay the money back, according to a federal audit released on March 27. The audit marked the first time the inspector general of the Department …