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Oregonians' health premiums poised for big hikes next year

Oregon Live: More than 220,000 Oregonians who buy their own health insurance are poised to pay higher premiums next year — some of them a lot higher. 663 more words

Liberals/Democrats/Left

Government bureaucracy: Labor Department employee surfed porn on his government computer for hours every day and it took 15 WEEKS to fire him

Daily Mail: A U.S. Department of Labor employee admitted last that he downloaded pornography on his government computer every day for months while on the job, but it took the cabinet-level agency 15 weeks to fire him… 511 more words

Taxes

Shocker! Hawaii abandons troubled state ObamaCare exchange

Fox News: Hawaii is taking its troubled ObamaCare insurance exchange off life support, the governor’s office announced Friday, the latest addition to a growing number of state exchanges forced to close after operations became unsustainable… 432 more words

Liberals/Democrats/Left

CareFirst, Third Major Health Insurer This Year To Be Hit By Cyberattack

On May 20, 2015, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (“CareFirst”) announced that it was the latest victim of a major cyberattack, with as many as 1.1 million plan customers affected.   319 more words

DHHS

Medicare Part B Reimbursement After the SGR Repeal

On April 16, 2015, President Barack Obama signed into law the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 and thereby repealed the sustainable growth rate (“SGR”) Medicare Part B provider reimbursement methodology, represented by the Physician Fee Schedule that had been in place for nearly twenty years. 400 more words

Health Care

Guidance Released for Health Care Governing Boards

On April 20, 2015, the Office of Inspector General (the “OIG”) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors, the American Health Lawyers Association, and the Health Care Compliance Association published a first-of-its-kind guide entitled “ 388 more words

Health Care

What Makes A Five Star Hospital?

The Affordable Care Act includes many provisions aimed at improving the quality of care provided by different types of health care professionals and providers. Along these lines, the ACA expands the types of facilities and providers for which quality data will be publically available.  487 more words

Health Care