Coventry Owner, Aetna, Pulls Out of 5th Exchange, Is Iowa Next?

From Reuters.com (Reuters) – Aetna Inc has decided not to sell insurance on New York’s individual health insurance exchange, which is being created under President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law, the fifth state where it has reversed course in recent weeks. The third-largest U.S. health insurer has said it is seeking to limit its exposure to the risks of providing …

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Obamacare Causes UPS to Drop Coverage for Iowa Spouses

From FoxNews.com: Republican lawmakers are raising new concerns about ObamaCare after several large employers announced they are dropping health coverage for some employee spouses due to rising costs under the new law. Both the University of Virginia and UPS told their employees recently they are no longer offering spousal coverage to those able to obtain …

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Obamacare to Cost Young Americans More

From Forbes.com: Starting next year, the Affordable Care Act will severely weaken the link between health insurance premiums and age-related risks. Health insurance companies won’t be allowed to charge older people any more than three times what they charge younger people for premiums. This is bad news for the young. Preventing health insurers from fully …

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Employees’ Hours Cut Due to Obamacare

From NBCnews.com: Employers around the country, from fast-food franchises to colleges, have told NBC News that they will be cutting workers’ hours below 30 a week because they can’t afford to offer the health insurance mandated by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. “To tell somebody that you’ve got to decrease their hours …

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RELEASE: Announcing Priorities for Iowa, Inc.

  Announcing the Launch of Priorities for Iowa — New group will focus on educating Iowans on public policy, including common sense solutions for the economy, healthcare, taxes and government spending – DES MOINES — A new group is being launched in Iowa to engage in vigorous debate over national and state public policy. Priorities …

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Another Obamacare Promise Shattered: Iowa Consumers Forced to Pay Higher Out-of-Pocket Rates

From Forbes.com: First, there was the delay of Obamacare’s Medicare cuts until after the election. Then there was the delay of the law’s employer mandate. Then there was the announcement, buried in theFederal Register, that the administration would delay enforcement of a number of key eligibility requirements for the law’s health insurance subsidies, relying on the …

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Coventry Drops 3 States Due To Rising Costs, Is Iowa Next?

From DesMoinesRegister.com: One of the two main carriers expected to participate in Iowa’s new health-insurance exchange has withdrawn from similar projects in three other states. Aetna dropped out this week from the Connecticut exchange, the Associated Press reported. The company previously withdrew from such projects in Maryland and Georgia. The exchanges are key parts of …

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