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Healthcare Reform: It’s Official… EHealthInsurance.com to Run Expanded HealthCare.gov

It’s official. EHealth, Inc., the parent company of online health insurance broker EHealthInsurance.com has been awarded the government contract to run an updated version of the federal government’s HealthCare.gov website which launched this month. The contract won by EHealthInsurance.com is estimated to be worth $19.3 milllion.

The early stage version of the HealthCare.gov website which . . . → Read More: Healthcare Reform: It’s Official… EHealthInsurance.com to Run Expanded HealthCare.gov

Healthcare Reform: Will Texas Implement Healthcare Reform Or Is It Really Another Country?

With 21 states challenging the healthcare reform law, it’s no wonders that Americans in those states are confused about what if any elements of healthcare reform will be implemented in those states which are fighting healthcare reform so hard. Legally, those states must comply with healthcare reform as the legal challenges to healthcare reform work . . . → Read More: Healthcare Reform: Will Texas Implement Healthcare Reform Or Is It Really Another Country?

Healthcare Reform: Ohio Designates Medical Mutual to Administrate Interim High-Risk Health Insurance Pool, Applications Accepted August 1

More good news for the 1.3 million Americans in Ohio with pre-existing conditions who are without health insurance. Ohio, one of the country’s most populous states, has selected the non-profit Medical Mutual of Ohio to administer the state’s first high-risk health insurance pool for those with pre-existing conditions.

Medical Mutual of Ohio will be . . . → Read More: Healthcare Reform: Ohio Designates Medical Mutual to Administrate Interim High-Risk Health Insurance Pool, Applications Accepted August 1

Obama Administration Issues Health Insurance Regulations for Children with Pre-Existing Conditions

Parents may have heaved a sigh of relief when it was announced that healthcare reform would bar health insurance discrimination against children with pre-existing conditions, but almost immediately health insurers began to grumble about the vague wording of the statute. Would parents just wait until a child was sick to sign up for health insurance? . . . → Read More: Obama Administration Issues Health Insurance Regulations for Children with Pre-Existing Conditions

Healthcare Reform: Video Tour HealthCare.gov With President Obama

If you’re still confused by the federal government’s healthcare reform website, don’t worry! President Obama is your new video tour guide for the new HealthCare.gov website. The Obama Administration has posted a new video of President Obama showing Americans how to use HealthCare.Gov on WhiteHouse.gov, so you too can see how Barack and Michelle might . . . → Read More: Healthcare Reform: Video Tour HealthCare.gov With President Obama

Need to Keep Your Healthcare Affordable? Take Care Of Your Teeth!

We always say here that one of the best ways to keep your healthcare and health insurance affordable is to take care of yourself: eat right, exercise, get your vaccines and other preventive care, and generally do everything you can to stay as healthy as possible. Whatever you can do to stay healthy is one . . . → Read More: Need to Keep Your Healthcare Affordable? Take Care Of Your Teeth!

Wellpoint Names Pam Kelahy the New Chief of Anthem Blue Cross

Well, Wellpoint didn’t skip a beat after the Leslie Margolin’s resignation as President of Anthem Blue Cross last week. Indianapolis-based Wellpoint has named Aetna’s former president of accounts, Pam Kelahy, as Anthem Blue Cross’ new President beginning on August 30. Wellpoint is the parent company of Anthem Blue Cross which is California’s largest for-profit health . . . → Read More: Wellpoint Names Pam Kelahy the New Chief of Anthem Blue Cross

Don’t Look Now! British Start to Overhaul National Health

In an ironic twist, just as we in the U.S. begin the massive process of moving closer to an organized healthcare system, the British have begun the largest overhaul of their single-payer National Health system since it was founded in 1948. Details are still unclear, but the main thrust of the reoganization of is to . . . → Read More: Don’t Look Now! British Start to Overhaul National Health

Generic Drug Alert: FDA Approves Generic Version of Lovenox Blood-Thinner

An interesting battle is opening up on the generic drug front which could have huge implications for everyday folks like you and me. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a generic version of Sanofi-Aventis’ blockbuster blood-thinner drug, Lovenox. Lovenox is a commonly-used blood-thinner used to treat or prevent a type of blood . . . → Read More: Generic Drug Alert: FDA Approves Generic Version of Lovenox Blood-Thinner

Healthcare Reform: When Are Health Insurance Premiums Not Health Insurance Premiums? The Medical-Loss Ratio Debate

The new healthcare reform rule that health insurers must spend 80 cents out of each health insurance premium dollar on patient care may seem like common sense to most people (otherwisel why are we spending money on skyrocketing health insurance premiums if not to be taken care of?), but a fierce debate is now raising . . . → Read More: Healthcare Reform: When Are Health Insurance Premiums Not Health Insurance Premiums? The Medical-Loss Ratio Debate