health insurance

Radio Made in Michigan
3:36 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Health plans rep explains Michigan abortion insurance change

David Waymire says most companies that are part of the association were already offering abortion related coverage as a rider, so there's no change for them. There could be some changes, though, for Blue Cross customers.
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The new ‘Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act’ bans insurance companies from offering coverage for the procedure as a standard part of a policy. Persons wanting the coverage will need to purchase a separate “rider” for their policy.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:51 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Enroll America, Ingham County step up health care outreach

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By virtually all accounts, the roll out of the Affordable Care Act has been shaky at best. The website, healthcare.gov, was virtually unusable for October and into November. But lately, reports are showing that the website’s improved considerably and, correspondingly, the number of people signing up for the health care exchanges is growing.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:13 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Michigan Lawmakers Mull $31M For Health Care Exchange

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Governor Rick Snyder's administration is asking lawmakers to quickly authorize spending $31 million to help run an online marketplace where hundreds of thousands of people can start shopping for health insurance later this year.

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NewsRoom
6:13 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Bill Sponsor Hopes Blue Cross Overhaul Will Pass Quickly Without Abortion Language

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Some state lawmakers say they hope to pass an overhaul of Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Michigan after dropping some controversial abortion language.

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NewsRoom
9:28 am
Tue January 1, 2013

Judge Halts Contraceptive Mandate For Mich. Firm

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A federal judge has ruled a property management company owned by the founder of Domino's Pizza doesn't have to immediately implement mandatory contraception coverage in the health care law.

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NewsRoom
6:38 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Snyder Vetoes Blue Cross Overhaul Over Abortion Coverage

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Governor Rick Snyder has vetoed an overhaul of Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Michigan because the legislation would require insurance companies to offer separate coverage for abortions. But he signed new regulations on clinics that perform abortions that could force some of them to shut down.

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NewsRoom
6:10 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Medical Marijuana Bills Go To Floor Of State House

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Patients might have to pay out of their own pockets for medical marijuana if lawmakers pass two bills in the state House.  

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NewsRoom
6:22 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Snyder-Backed Insurance Exchange Likely Dead

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The Legislature is wrapping up the first week of its “lame duck” session with lots of things to do –  but everyone is wondering if Republicans intend to put “right-to-work” legislation on their end-of-the-year to-do list.   

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NewsRoom
4:45 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Michigan Unlikely To Make Friday Obamacare Deadline

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Michigan is unlikely to meet a Friday deadline to tell the Obama administration if it will create a statewide online exchange for people to shop for health insurance.  

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NewsRoom
6:25 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Blue Cross Bills Easily Pass State Senate

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Legislation to overhaul Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan easily passed the state Senate Wednesday.

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NewsRoom
6:29 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Hearings Launch on Blues Overhaul

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A state Senate committee began its examination Wednesday of a proposed overhaul of Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Michigan.

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NewsRoom
6:29 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Snyder Calls for Big Changes for Blue Cross

Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Michigan would become a policyholder-owned company under changes outlined by Gov. Rick Snyder. The governor explains his proposal as Department of Community Health Director James Haveman looks on.
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Governor Rick Snyder has called for some big changes for Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Michigan. He says Blue Cross should become a not-for-profit company that pays taxes and competes with other insurance companies.

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NewsRoom
6:14 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Mich. Not Alone on Slow Road to Health Exchange

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration declared this week the state has run out of time to create an online health exchange and must take a back seat to a federally run program.

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NewsRoom
6:12 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Court: Deduction for Health Care Unconstitutional

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The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled unconstitutional a state law forcing school employees to pay 3% of their salary toward retiree health care.

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NewsRoom
6:39 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

House Panel Continues to Ponder Next Action on Health Coverage

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Another day of hearings by two state House committees have wrapped up on Michigan’s next step now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the federal healthcare law. Michigan is facing some deadlines to move ahead with an online exchange for people to shop for health coverage.

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NewsRoom
6:26 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Regulator Urges Action On MI Online Health Exchange

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State House members held a hearing Wednesday on a federal law requiring states to set up a website to help people buy health insurance. The mandate is part of the Affordable Care Act.

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