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Unlicensed Ohio Company Told to Stop Selling Insurance Product

Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor ordered an unlicensed insurance entity, My Community Care LLC, and its owner Tannile Ortiz to stop selling what the insurance department says is an unlawful product in the state of …

Millions of Americans Remain Uninsured Despite Big Health Care Push

Alan Thacker wants health coverage, but he can’t get help in his home state of Georgia. Mary Moscarello Gutierrez no longer can afford insurance in New Jersey. Justin Thompson of Utah refuses to be forced into the president’s health law. …

Illinois Targets 18- to 34-Year-Olds With Humorous Health Insurance Ads

Illinois officials hope that using humor can give the state’s health insurance enrollment numbers the same kind of bump that the federal site saw after President Barack Obama bantered about the law with actor Zach Galifianakis. Obama’s appearance on the …

Mass. to Dump Website Contractor Over Troubled Online Health Exchange

Massachusetts plans on cutting ties with the contractor for its hobbled health care insurance website. The recommendation was made Monday by Sarah Iselin, who was hired by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to oversee a fix for the website problems that …

Massachusetts Health Care Officials Look to Other States for Website Fixes

Massachusetts health care officials struggling to repair the state’s hobbled website are looking at the possibility of leasing or buying technology from states with functioning insurance sites. Massachusetts Health Connector officials said last Friday that looking for solutions from other …

Delaware Officials: About 7,000 Enrollments in Health Insurance Exchange

Delaware state officials say about 7,000 Delawareans have chosen private insurance plans under the federal Affordable Care Act. Delaware’s Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf told the state Health Care Commission on Thursday that 6,994 people had selected plans …

Gov’t Attorneys Appeal Penn. Health Care Law Contraceptive Rulings

Government attorneys have appealed two injunctions issued by federal judges on challenges by religious organizations over contraceptive coverage requirements in the new health care law. Department of Justice attorneys asked the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday to …

Bill in California Would Insure People In U.S. Illegally

Immigrants living in the country illegally would be able to buy health insurance through the state of California under a bill introduced by a state senator. Only U.S. citizens can buy policies under the Affordable Care Act through health exchanges …

Wisconsin Health Insurer Missing Hard Drive with Customer Data

Wisconsin’s Unity health insurance says a portable hard drive containing health information for about 41,000 people has been missing for seven weeks. The insurance company said it was offering identity theft protection to the 41,437 policy holders affected. Unity says …

In Mass., Website Woes, Technical Roadblocks Frustrate Health Care Push

Massachusetts has long held a special status in the debate about President Obama’s health care law. It was a 2006 Massachusetts law that provided the inspiration for the 2010 national law, and Massachusetts already had near-universal coverage before the federal …