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Insurers extend premium deadline under Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON | Consumers worried that tight deadlines around the holidays and lingering computer problems could thwart their efforts to secure coverage under President Barack Obama's health overhaul will get extra time to pay, the health insurance industry said Wednesday.

December 18, 2013 12:50 pm

Excerpts from recent Indiana editorials

Vouchers' critics lose first round

August 27, 2011 12:00 am
5 Americans: How health care law affects them

5 Americans: How health care law affects them

CHICAGO (AP) — A couple on Medicare got a rebate check to help with prescription drug costs. A Chicago man with diabetes got health insurance through a new government program. And a Philadelphia businessman is hoping his company will qualify for a tax credit.

February 04, 2011 10:00 am

$93,000 cancer drug: How much is a life worth?

BOSTON | Cancer patients, brace yourselves. Many new drug treatments cost nearly $100,000 a year, sparking fresh debate about how much a few months more of life is worth.

September 26, 2010 10:55 am

New health helps one Ill. family

CHICAGO | The nation's new health care law adds consumer protections that kicked in Thursday, forcing insurers to meet new requirements. Coverage for children with pre-existing conditions is guaranteed. Lifetime dollar caps are eliminated. And insurers can no longer cancel policies retroacti…

September 24, 2010 12:00 am

Department of Insurance offers advice about insuring pets

CHICAGO | With the high cost of pet care, the Illinois Department of Insurance is offering consumer tips on shopping for pet health insurance.

August 13, 2010 12:00 am

US: Firms must spell out workers' benefit rights, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Your company just denied your disability claim. What do you do now? How long do you have to file an appeal? And with whom?

August 12, 2010 12:25 pm

Americans are treated, and overtreated, to death

The doctors finally let Rosaria Vandenberg go home.

June 28, 2010 10:40 am
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