healthcare

Politics & Government
10:10 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Alabama Insurance Exchange Gets More Competition

Credit U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Alabama consumers will see more competition when the health insurance marketplace opens Nov. 15 for its second year.

United Healthcare has signed up to offer individual policies in all 67 counties. UHC did not participate the first year. Regulators say Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama will be back in all counties. Humana will again offer policies in Jefferson, Shelby and Madison counties.

Alabama Arise spokesman Jim Carnes says increased competition should be good for consumers.

The enrollment period is Nov. 15 through Feb. 15.

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Opinion
8:56 am
Mon July 2, 2012

The Weekly Standard: The Economy And The Courts

A Supreme Court Police officer stands outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 28, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
Kris Connor Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 2, 2012 11:24 am

Irwin M. Stelzer is a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard, director of economic policy studies at the Hudson Institute, and a columnist for the Sunday Times.

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Opinion
8:54 am
Mon July 2, 2012

The Nation: Threats In The Health Care Ruling

Chief Justice John Roberts poses with Supreme Court justices during the official photo on September 29, 2009 at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Roberts joined with the court's liberals Thursday to uphold the Affordable Care Act.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 2, 2012 7:41 am

Aziz Huq is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School, and previously litigated national security cases at the Brennan Center for Justice

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APR News Reports
5:53 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Dr. Don Williamson Discussing Ala. Medicaid Budget Cuts

Tuscaloosa, AL – It's been one week since cuts to the state's Medicaid budget took effect. A dire budget shortfall prompted state lawmakers to make spending cuts. Dr. Don Williamson is Alabama's public health officer and is also chair of the Medicaid Transition task force. Alabama Public Radio's Ryan Vasquez talked to Wiliamson about the short term and long term impact of the cuts as well as how to fix Medicaid going forward.

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APR Blog
4:13 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Great Supreme Court Coverage

This week NPR offers extensive coverage of the upcoming Supreme Court arguments challenging President Obama's health care overhaul law. Find brief descriptions of the scheduled arguments here

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