East Valley residents divided on health insurance requirement

By at 20 November, 2011, 5:33 pm

The Supreme Court has agreed to take up the challenge to the health care law passed in 2010. The law, President Barack Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment and ticket to the history books, requires most individuals to purchase health insurance, known as the individual mandate. This is the sticking point with those who oppose the law. [...]


Health insurance exchanges begin to take shape

By at 7 November, 2011, 11:41 am

From insurance companies to drug stores to doctors, just about any industry that touches the health-care system has a different opinion on how the Obama administration should shape the new insurance markets at the heart of the health-care reform law. But they all agree on one thing: Now is the time to weigh in. The [...]


Health insurance costs rising more slowly

By at 6 November, 2011, 11:21 am

Health insurance premiums for next year are still rising, but the rate of increase may be starting to slow, according to experts in the insurance field. And the effect of some new benefits under the new federal health care law , which added 1 to 2 percent to this year’s rates, could be wearing off [...]


W.Va. still pursuing health insurance exchange

By at 20 October, 2011, 4:37 am

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – With the future of the federal health care overhaul anything but certain, West Virginia continues to pursue one of its key components: an insurance exchange meant to pool the buying power of individuals and small businesses. Private insurance companies would compete within this marketplace, offering different coverage policies. West Virginia has [...]