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Posted 1 year ago in Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Judge Blocks Ariz. Attempt To Defund Planned Parenthood

A federal court shot down an effort by Arizona to block Planned Parenthood women’s health clinics from receiving Medicaid dollars. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court ruling that Medicaid law giving recipients free choice as to where to spend their health care money means that the state has no right to keep it from going to Planned Parenthood. Similar rulings have preserved funding for clinics in Indiana, North Carolina, Kansas and Tennessee. Federal Medicaid funds cannot …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government Your Money & The Law by Aaron Kase  
Will States Allow Obamacare to Bring Universal Coverage?

One of the primary goals of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare,  is to make insurance available to as many consumers are possible. Now, as the law gears up toward full implementation in 2014, states are grappling with how to balance near-universal care with protecting their pocketbooks. Close to 50 million people lacked health insurance before the law’s passage, with tens of millions more who had insurance that was inadequate to cover their needs. The ACA aimed …

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Posted 2 years ago in Divorce Your Family & The Law by Michele Bowman  
Divorce Can End Health Insurance for Many Women

You lose a spouse in divorce, and you also stand to lose custody of children as well as property and possessions. But did you know you can also lose your health insurance? It’s an aspect of divorce that is often overlooked. And according to a study released in November by researchers at the University of Michigan, loss of health insurance via divorce is happening to more and more women.   Growing Problem for Middle Class About 115,000 American women lose …

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Posted 2 years ago in Bankruptcy Creditor/Debtor Insurance Law by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Money & The Law’ Newsletter

How to Make a Property Insurance Claim After Disaster Strikes Hurricanes, blizzards, fires and tornadoes can spell doom for homeowners. If your home has been damaged or destroyed in the wake of a disaster, your property insurance may be the key to rebuilding your life. But there are some important things to know before you file a claim. Find Out More…   LGBT Couples May Be Able to Apply for Retroactive Tax Refunds With the looming possibility that the U.S. …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government Insurance Law by Aaron Kase  
What Do the Election Results Mean for Medicaid?

The election is finally over, and President Obama’s victory and upcoming second term in office mean that his signature Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, will be fully enacted by 2014. The implementation of the law will mean big changes and potentially big savings for Medicaid, the nation’s public health insurance plan for low-income families. The biggest change is the most obvious — Medicaid rolls could be expanded by as many as 17 million people across the …

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