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Posted 10 months ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Privacy Concerns Unfounded for State Health Exchange

Maryland’s new health insurance exchange, opened as required under the Affordable Care Act on Oct. 1, has raised some privacy issues over how health information will be shared.   Public Information? The Maryland Health Connection (MHC) reportedly alerts people who sign up that while it will not sell their personal information and that it can only be used for the exchange’s purposes, an exception exists for “law enforcement and audit activities,” according to the Baltimore Sun. Despite assurances from the …

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Posted 11 months ago in Current Events by Betsy Kim  
Your Views on the Government Shutdown [Poll]

The government shutdown marches into its second week as Republican members of congress refuse to vote on the country’s budget and refuse to raise the federal debt ceiling — unless the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is defunded or severely changed. The healthcare law was passed by Congress and the Senate and in 2010 signed into law by the president. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld its constitutionality in 2012. Obamacare is the law and Lawyers.com explains it, debunking more of the …

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More Obamacare Myths Debunked

Please see our previous article, Obamacare Myths Debunked, for additional information dispelling other popular misconceptions about the Affordable Care Act. Last week, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act sputtered to a start. While technical glitches blocked many from accessing the new online health care exchanges, consumers nevertheless began exploring new options for purchasing insurance. Meanwhile, congressional Republicans shut down the federal government in protest of the law’s rollout, although since the funds had already been allocated the health care …

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Posted 11 months ago in Your Job & The Law Your Money & The Law by Janet Raasch  
New Options for Small Businesses Under Obamacare

Small businesses with fewer than 50 full-time employees are not required to provide health insurance to their employees. Most of them, however, would sincerely like to do so. Under the Small Business Health Options Program, created by the Affordable Care Act (better known as Obamacare) and opening for business Nov. 1, 2013, small business owners now have many more affordable options.   High Cost of Healthcare for Small Business Small businesses that provide health insurance for their employees have traditionally …

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Posted 11 months ago in Class Actions Consumer Law Podcasts by Matt Plessner  
Insurer Sued over Eating Disorders [Podcast]

  (iStockPhoto/Thinkstock)   Shelby Oppel Suffers from a Severe Eating Disorder Shelby Oppel suffers from bulimia, a psychiatric problem of excessive eating, followed by induced vomiting, or use of diuretics and laxatives. A doctor at a psychiatric hospital recommended Oppel receive 6 months inpatient treatment and 6 months outpatient treatment. Oppel’s insurer, Blue Cross Life & Health Insurance Co. (in California also called Anthem Blue Cross), would only cover six days of inpatient services and 17 days of outpatient treatment. As …

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