health insurance

Trumped: Coal’s Collapse, Economic Anxiety Motivated Ohio Valley Voters

Nov 21, 2016
Robert McGraw, WOUB

The electoral map of Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia is a sea of red with a few islands of blue. Of the 263 counties in the three states only nine went for Hillary Clinton, most of them around the region’s cities. The Ohio Valley ReSource looked to voters and voting data to learn more about what motivated Donald Trump’s supporters and what they hope he will do as president.

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Kentuckians trying to get health insurance through the state-based marketplace will use healthcare.gov instead of Kynect starting Nov. 1.

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Approximately 7,000 Kentuckians on Baptist Health Plan will have to find a new insurance provider next year. The state’s fourth-largest insurer said in a letter to state officials they will no longer sell individual policies in the commonwealth.

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Tennessee officials have approved rate increases requested by health insurers offering exchange plans under the Affordable Care Act.

Humana’s Stock Is Still Falling Amid Merger Worries

Jul 13, 2016
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Louisville-based health insurer Humana’s stock continues to plummet with news last week that the Department of Justice is seriously questioning its potential merger with Aetna, the country’s second-largest insurer.

Rebecca Schimmel | Ohio Valley ReSource

Miners in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia who helped keep the country’s lights on are worried that their retirement benefits could go dark as a result of a wave of bankruptcies in the coal industry. They hope Congress will approve a bill called the Miner’s Protection Act to shore up the pensions and health benefits promised to union miners.

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Health insurance companies in the commonwealth want to increase base rates by an average of 17% next year.

Insurance policies that pay a lump sum if workers get cancer or another serious illness are being offered in growing numbers by employers. Companies say they want to help protect their workers against the financial pain of increasingly high deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs. But it's important to understand the limitations of these plans before buying. Critical illness plans have been around for decades, but they've become more common lately as employers have shifted more health care...

Say you bought health insurance through the federal health exchange, paid the premiums and followed the rules. And then say you start having pain in your hands. Your doctor refers you to a rheumatologist to test for arthritis. But when you search for the specialist, there isn't one there. That happens more often than you'd think. In fact, as many as 14 percent of health plans sold on the federal government's insurance exchange are missing doctors in at least one common specialty from their...

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A Tennessee health insurance provider will cease coverage at the end of the year, leaving about 27,000 policyholders looking for new plans.

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