ZoomCare working to change Oregon laws to support its neighborhood clinic network

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ZoomCare working to change Oregon laws to support its neighborhood clinic network

April 17, 2014 6:19 am by | 0 Comments

In addition to designing a good customer experience, ZoomCare is lobbying the Oregon legislature to improve the odds of success for its neighborhood clinic business model. Founded in 2006 by…


Clock ticking for states to adopt health insurance exchanges

Clock ticking for states to adopt health insurance exchanges

April 18, 2014 1:08 pm by | 0 Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama’s health care law, time may be running out to decide whether…


Progress, challenges as Medicaid rolls swell in Washington

Progress, challenges as Medicaid rolls swell in Washington

April 18, 2014 12:21 pm by | 0 Comments

Washington state has blown past its targets for signing up new Medicaid participants under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The program’s ranks have grown roughly 25 percent in the past…



How do we prove we have insurance?

How do we prove we have insurance?

April 18, 2014 5:09 am by | 0 Comments

Q. How will we prove to the government that we have health insurance? A. Until the income tax forms for next year are available, exactly what people will be required…


President sharply criticizes republicans as he announces 8 million have enrolled in Obamacare (VIDEO)

President sharply criticizes republicans as he announces 8 million have enrolled in Obamacare (VIDEO)

April 17, 2014 6:13 pm by | 0 Comments

Enrollment in private health insurance on federal and state marketplaces has surged in recent weeks and now totals 8 million, a feisty President Barack Obama said Thursday. “This thing is…


Obamacare signups: More than just the exchange numbers

Obamacare signups: More than just the exchange numbers

April 17, 2014 5:46 pm by | 0 Comments

All that hyperbole for nothing! President Obama just announced that 8 million people signed up for coverage on federal and state health insurance exchanges during the initial open enrollment period…


Fully paid up but still no Obamacare coverage

Fully paid up but still no Obamacare coverage

April 17, 2014 1:11 pm by | 0 Comments

Penn. — Michelle Lamb recalls it being “pretty easy” buying health insurance on the Affordable Care Act marketplace last December. But using her Independence Blue Cross plan has been maddening….


Medicare pays doctors even after they’re sanctioned

Medicare pays doctors even after they’re sanctioned

April 17, 2014 9:20 am by | 0 Comments

A Propublica report finds that the agency continued paying doctors, pharmacists and other health professionals even after they were charged with bilking the program. Meanwhile, a report recommends that Medicare…



Tenn. senator seeks local solution to expand Medicaid in Florida

Tenn. senator seeks local solution to expand Medicaid in Florida

April 17, 2014 1:55 am by | 0 Comments

TALLAHASSEE — Expanding Medicaid to cover thousands of uninsured Floridians has mostly been ignored by Republicans during this year’s legislative session, but U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, is making…


Adding Dental Care Contrasts With Mo. Legislature’s Opposition To Medicaid Expansion

Adding Dental Care Contrasts With Mo. Legislature’s Opposition To Medicaid Expansion

April 16, 2014 3:18 pm by | 0 Comments

JEFFERSON CITY — Republican opposition in the state Senate has dimmed hopes that Missouri will expand Medicaid this year to cover the working poor But agreements are percolating on what…


Top 3 tasks that should be on the new HHS secretary’s to-do list

Top 3 tasks that should be on the new HHS secretary’s to-do list

April 16, 2014 1:00 pm by | 0 Comments

There’s never a dull moment at HHS these days. First there was the mad, last-minute “Sign up, sign up, sign up!” rush to the enrollment deadline, then Medicare released all…


If everyone has so many ‘solutions,’ why hasn’t anything in healthcare been solved yet?

If everyone has so many ‘solutions,’ why hasn’t anything in healthcare been solved yet?

April 16, 2014 12:16 pm by | 1 Comments

Neil Versel Twitter LinkedIn MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum, to take place April 22-23 in Chicago, unites active investors with corporate business development executives to facilitate investment opportunities with promising Mid-America…


Healthcare writer Bruce Japsen watching transformation of coverage in private, public sectors

Healthcare writer Bruce Japsen watching transformation of coverage in private, public sectors

April 16, 2014 12:10 pm by | 0 Comments

Bruce Japsen Twitter LinkedIn MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum, to take place April 22-23 in Chicago, unites active investors with corporate business development executives to facilitate investment opportunities with promising Mid-America…


Mayo’s James A. Rogers: It’s a great time for startups

Mayo’s James A. Rogers: It’s a great time for startups

April 16, 2014 11:56 am by | 0 Comments

James A. Rogers Twitter LinkedIn MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum, to take place April 22-23 in Chicago, unites active investors with corporate business development executives to facilitate investment opportunities with promising…


Bill to boost bioscience growth moves forward in Connecticut

Bill to boost bioscience growth moves forward in Connecticut

April 16, 2014 4:25 am by | 0 Comments

HARTFORD — The legislature’s Planning and Development Committee gave its stamp of approval to the southeastern Connecticut bioscience growth bill on Tuesday. The Transportation Committee already had passed the bill, and it now goes to the House of Rep…


Washington state inadvertently released computers containing PHI and other sensitive data

Washington state inadvertently released computers containing PHI and other sensitive data

April 15, 2014 6:20 pm by | 0 Comments

All state governments dispose of large numbers of older computers each year, and while they all have procedures in place to scrub sensitive data from the hard drives before releasing…