UPS to End Health Benefits for Spouses of Some Workers

U.P.S., the world’s largest package delivery company, said its decision was prompted in part by “costs associated with” the federal health care law that is commonly called Obamacare. Several health care experts, however, said they believed the company was motivated by a desire to hold down health care costs, rather than because of cost increases […]

A Louisville Clinic Races to Adapt to the Health Care Overhaul

A dozen clinic employees, who spend intense, chaotic days treating an unending stream of Louisville’s poor and uninsured, stared stonily at handouts he had brought as he made his pitch. The visitor was Danny DuBosque, a “coach” hired to help the nonprofit clinic adapt to the demands of the federal health care overhaul. He had […]

Bill Allows Refusal Of Health Care On Moral Basis

By David Eggert, Associated Press LANSING (AP) – For 35 years, Michigan law has protected health care providers who refuse to perform an abortion on moral or religious grounds. Hospitals and clinics can’t be sued. Doctors and nurses can’t lose their jobs for objecting to terminating a pregnancy. Legislation that could be voted on as […]

Ohio Medicaid Move Hits Drug, Mental Health Help

Rejecting the expansion of health care coverage for more low-income Ohioans will mean the loss of $700 million over the next two years for medical care and treatment programs for people with mental illness or substance abuse problems, the governor’s administration says.    Advocates of Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s proposal to expand Medicaid under President Barack […]

Universal Orlando dropping health coverage for part-time workers over …

“Universal” health care is coming at too great a cost for Universal Studios Orlando.  The theme park plans to drop medical coverage for part-time workers starting in 2014, due to a provision in the federal health care overhaul.  The rule, which has raised concern at a number of other companies, would restrict annual limits on […]

GOP governors reject ObamaCare health exchange partnerships

As the final deadline for creating state health insurance exchanges passed Friday, New Jersey, Tennessee and Florida said they would not work with the federal government on establishing insurance markets required under ObamaCare. Exchanges are online markets required under the federal health care law where consumers will be able to buy individual private policies and […]

Mississippi can try for federal-state health exchange, HHS says

JACKSON, Miss. –  After blocking Mississippi’s proposal for a state-run health insurance exchange because of divisions among state leaders on the plan, federal officials said Friday that they’re encouraging the state to seek approval for a partnership — an exchange jointly run by the state and federal governments. “The work your Insurance Department has done […]