Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Keyword News: [group health insurance]


Wednesday, August 31, 2005 5:02 AM PDT
Your Keyword News Alert for [group health insurance]
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Cape Cod Times, Wed, 31 Aug 2005 4:56 AM PDT
More Americans lack health insurance http://www.capecodonline.com/cctimes/biz/moreamericans31.htm
PHILADELPHIA - The number of people without health insurance across the nation increased for the fourth consecutive year in 2004, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

USATODAY.com via Yahoo! News, Wed, 31 Aug 2005 4:10 AM PDT
Fewer people get insurance through work http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/usatoday/20050831/bs_usatoday/fewerpeoplegetinsurancethroughwork
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.

Detroit Free Press, Wed, 31 Aug 2005 1:45 AM PDT
More Americans left uninsured for health http://www.freep.com/money/business/uninsured31e_20050831.htm
Nearly 1 million people joined the ranks of the uninsured in 2004 and more would have if not for government health insurance programs picking up where the nation's employers left off.

Seattle Times, Wed, 31 Aug 2005 1:16 AM PDT
No health coverage for 1 in 6 Oregon residents http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002460617_census31m.html?syndication=rss&source=localnews.xml&items=15
One out of every six Oregonians lacked health insurance in the past two years, a new Census report says. The 16. 8 percent rate in 2003-2004...

HealthCentral.com, Wed, 31 Aug 2005 1:50 AM PDT
Census: More Americans Are Uninsured http://www.healthcentral.com/newsdetail/408/527710.html
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.

Denver Post, Wed, 31 Aug 2005 2:58 AM PDT
17 percent of Coloradans uninsured http://www.denverpost.com/ci_2987853?rss
The number of Colorado residents without health insurance edged up to 767,000 people last year, or 17.1 percent of the state population, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday. Colorado continued to have a higher percentage of uninsured residents than the national average, which remained almost unchanged at 15.

Sydney Morning Herald, Wed, 31 Aug 2005 1:42 AM PDT
MBF eyes acquistions, Medibank Private http://www.smh.com.au/news/business/mbf-eyes-acquistions-medibank-private/2005/08/31/1125302619691.html
Private health insurer MBF Group says it is eyeing more acquisitions and is interested in buying part of Medibank Private if it is sold.

Denver Post, Wed, 31 Aug 2005 2:27 AM PDT
The right Rx for Medicaid? http://www.denverpost.com/ci_2987234?rss
Just about everyone involved with state government agrees that something must be done to rein in spending on Medicaid - the health-insurance program for low-income residents. But there is considerably less agreement about whether the sweeping structural changes proposed by the state Department of Health Care Policy and Financing are that something.

The Des Moines Register, Wed, 31 Aug 2005 2:09 AM PDT
Lower wages persist for women in Iowa http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050831/NEWS/508310373/1029/BUSINESS
Washington, D.C. - Iowa's poverty rate increased by less than 1 percent from 2002 to 2004, and the percentage of people lacking health insurance remained unchanged, according to a new census report released Tuesday.

Casper Star-Tribune, Wed, 31 Aug 2005 1:09 AM PDT
Panel wants parents to repay childbirth costs http://www.casperstartribune.net/articles/2005/08/31/news/wyoming/59a81954ab84b33b8725706d000170de.txt
Some state lawmakers want poor women to repay the state for part of the cost of childbirth and newborn health care, free medical care they are entitled to under Medicaid.

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