Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Keyword News: [group health insurance]


Tuesday, August 30, 2005 9:01 PM PDT
Your Keyword News Alert for [group health insurance]
matched the following stories:

USA Today, Tue, 30 Aug 2005 8:41 PM PDT
Fewer people get insurance through work http://www.usatoday.com/money/perfi/insurance/2005-08-30-uninsured-usat_x.htm
Although the overall percentage of people in the USA without health insurance remained steady last year, a smaller percentage were covered by employer-based insurance, even as the economy grew stronger.

Tampa Bay Online News, Tue, 30 Aug 2005 7:34 PM PDT
Medical Insurance Provider Scrutinized http://news.tbo.com/news/MGB4PBXV0DE.html
TAMPA - State regulators are conducting a review of the business practices of Medical Savings Insurance Co., a small company that sells moderately priced health coverage in Florida, court documents show.

Financial Times, Tue, 30 Aug 2005 7:21 PM PDT
More Americans lack cover for ill-health http://news.ft.com/cms/s/0e7e7b28-19bc-11da-804e-00000e2511c8.html
Despite the strength of the US economy, the number of Americans without health insurance in 2004 climbed for the fourth consecutive year to a record high of 45.8m and the poverty rate also increased, according to official figures yesterday.

USA Today, Tue, 30 Aug 2005 8:40 PM PDT
Even the insured can buckle under health care costs http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/health/2005-08-30-health-care-crunch-survey_x.htm
Medical progress has helped Americans live longer, but the exploding cost has polarized the nation: More than one in four Americans are faltering under the burden of health costs, while almost half those lucky enough to be healthy or wealthy are untouched, according to a nationwide survey by USA TODAY, the Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard School of Public Health.

HealthDay via Yahoo! News, Tue, 30 Aug 2005 8:47 PM PDT
Census: More Americans Are Uninsured http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/hsn/20050831/hl_hsn/censusmoreamericansareuninsured
TUESDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDay News) -- An additional 800,000 people in the United States found themselves without health insurance in 2004, new government figures show.

Bloomberg.com, Tue, 30 Aug 2005 6:51 PM PDT
Australian Stocks Drop, Led by QBE; Woodside, Santos Advance http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000081&sid=aQ1wVUskEYjE
Aug. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Australian stocks fell, paced by QBE Insurance Group Ltd. on concern damage caused by Hurricane Katrina will be costly for the insurer.

RedNova, Tue, 30 Aug 2005 8:17 PM PDT
Medicare Drug Benefit Offers Potential Savings, Opportunities http://www.rednova.com/news/display/?id=225258&source=r_health
Aug. 28--Medicare's prescription drug insurance becomes a reality Jan. 1, and health companies can hardly wait to sell it to seniors. Though a law bars companies from doing any brand-specific promotion before Oct.

Lodi News-Sentinel, Tue, 30 Aug 2005 8:07 PM PDT
Citing frustration, third member resigns from downtown business group http://www.lodinews.com/articles/2005/08/30/ap/headlines/d8cahpd80.txt
NEW ORLEANS - Rescuers along the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast pushed aside the dead to reach the living Tuesday in a race against time and rising waters, while New Orleans sank deeper into crisis and Louisiana's governor ordered storm refugees out of this drowning city.

AP via Yahoo! News, Tue, 30 Aug 2005 7:45 PM PDT
Poverty Rate Rises to 12.7 Percent http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050831/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/census_poverty_19
Even with a robust economy that was adding jobs last year, the number of Americans who fell into poverty rose to 37 million — up 1.1 million from 2003 — according to Census Bureau figures released Tuesday.

International Herald Tribune, Tue, 30 Aug 2005 5:07 PM PDT
U.S. poverty rate rises 4th straight year http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/08/30/news/census.php
Overall, 37 million people were living in poverty, 1.1 million people more than in 2003.

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