health care

7:02 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Policies on Michigan's health insurance exchange could cost less than other states

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An estimated 1.4-million uninsured or under insured state residents can buy policies on the exchange through the end of March
Michiganders shopping for insurance on the Michigan Health Insurance Marketplace beginning next Tuesday will spend less than much of the country, a possible result of competition drawn to the state exchange. In Michigan, the lowest prices for three categories of policies, called bronze, silver and gold, all came in lower than the national average, according to a federal analysis released today.
12:49 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Court rejects West Michigan CEO's challenge of Affordable Care Act on religious gounds

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Autocam President claimed mandate to pay for birth control violated his religious rights
CINCINNATI, OHIO - The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against the owners of Autocam Corp. of Kentwood, in their challenge to the federal government's "Obamacare" requirements to provide birth control and sterilization benefit to his employees.
1:04 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Census data shows more than half of Kalamazoo region's uninsured adults are employed

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More than 24,000 people in Kalamazoo, Van Buren and Allegan Counties are working and uninsured
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- There are 45,692 people in Kalamazoo, Allegan and Van Buren counties who currently lack health insurance, about 10 percent of the population, according to Census Bureau estimates released this week. Almost all are between the ages of 18 and 64, and a majority -- 57 percent -- are employed, the Census data shows.
Health Care
7:24 am
Wed September 11, 2013

WestSouthwest: Preparing for the Affordable Care Act

Laura Miller of New Hampshire hopes to purchase insurance through a health care exchange
Credit The Associated Press

Interview with Erin Knott

The group Enroll America wants people to be aware that changes are coming October first. 

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7:22 am
Wed September 11, 2013

WestSouthwest: Congressman Fred Upton

Rally against implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Upton would like the entire law delayed for a year
Credit The Associated Press

Interview with Fred Upton

Republican Representative Fred Upton says Congress has a "heavy plate" this fall. 

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