Health Insurance Roundup, May 27, 2016


Bright Health Partners with Centura Health to Bring New Health Insurance Concept to Colorado | Business Wire

New health insurance startup Bright Health announced today its first market and care provider partnership with Colorado-based health system Centura Health. The collaboration pairs the pioneering leadership of Centura Health with Bright Health’s innovative health insurance solution to bring a new option to Colorado consumers. 


Van Buren council looks at employee health insurance options | Times Record

The Van Buren City Council discussed ways to accommodate a rate increase in city employee health insurance at a special meeting Tuesday. 


There’s nothing like pregnancy to make losing health insurance terrifying

A few months ago, my husband lost his job. Because of his employer’s timing, letting him go on the last day of the month, we were uninsured by the end of the day. In fact, when he got home from work that day, I hurried to our pharmacy but still had to pay out of pocket for a refill of one of my prescriptions. 


Cost of health insurance may be going up – WDRB 41 Louisville News

Companies want to increase rates by an average of 17 percent starting next year. The Kentucky Department of Insurance posted the requested hikes for individuals and small groups yesterday. 


Smart Talk: doctor discipline, Zika, health insurance rates | Smart Talk | witf.org

If a doctor makes a mistake, like showing up to work intoxicated or failing to follow regulations, Pennsylvania sends them a warning letter. 


Editorial: Anti-Insure Tenn. lawmakers should use their health insurance for a hearing test

Once again, a respected poll shows that a majority of Tennesseans support Gov. Bill Haslam’s alternative Medicare expansion plan. 


Mississippi losing Federal Health Insurance Exchange participant – WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

United Healthcare (UHC) has announced that it will be leaving Mississippi’s Individual Federal Marketplace, otherwise known as the Federal Health Insurance Exchange, on January 1, 2017.  


Obamacare nonprofit co-op InHealth under Ohio Insurance Department control, to be shut down – Columbus – Columbus Business First

Ohio is the latest state to lose its nonprofit co-op health insurer created under an Affordable Care Act after a Franklin County judge on Thursday appointed the Ohio Department of Insurance as receiver of InHealth Mutual to take control and liquidate the company. 


Guest column: Don’t let the need for health insurance stop you from leaving – – Wallowa County Chieftain

Domestic violence is found across all socioeconomic groups — in fact, more than one in three women and one in four men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. However, women are often economically dependent on their abusers and are less able to leave and more likely to return to abusive partners. Many women are dependent on their spouses for insurance coverage. 

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