Health Insurance

Bigger Bite For Health Law Penalty On UninsuredThe federal penalty for having no health insurance is set to jump to $695 for next year, and supporters of President Barack Obama's overhaul are urging the administration to highlight that increase as a marketing strategy.
TX Sen. Cornyn Defends Position On 9/11 First Responders' BenefitsTexas Senator John Cornyn on Monday responded to a question about what message Congress is sending to the September 11, 2001 First Responders by allowing their medical benefits to expire.
Texas Uninsured Rate Falls, But Still Leads NationTexas saw its percentage of residents without health insurance fall 3 points to 19.1 percent — but the state still has the nation's highest uninsured rate.
Facing Rising Dental Costs, Seniors Head To MexicoAbout 60-percent of Americans have dental insurance coverage. But even so, the nation's older population has been largely left behind. Nearly 70-percent of seniors are not insured.
How The Affordable Healthcare Act Affects Tax FilingLearn how the Affordable Healthcare Act, and whether or not you have insurance, will impact the way you do taxes this year.
Texas Republicans Want Medicaid Flexibility, Not ExpansionAll 20 Texas Senate Republicans sent a letter Monday to President Barack Obama demanding more flexibility for their state to administer Medicaid
Estimated 1.2 Mil Texans Signed Up Through Health ExchangeNearly 1.2 million Texans have signed up or were re-enrolled for health insurance through the federal marketplace by a February 15 deadline.
Anthem Warns About 'Phishing' After HackAfter being hacked, the company behind Blue Cross Blue Shield is warning about 'phishing' scam emails that are targeting people who it insures or has insured in the past.
Hackers Access Records Of Anthem CustomersHackers broke into a health insurance database storing information for about 80 million people in an attack bound to stoke fears many Americans have about their privacy.
Government Closer To Goal Of 9.1M Enrolled Under Health LawThe Obama administration is moving closer to its goal of 9.1 million people signed up for private coverage under the president's health care law and Texas is helping lead the way.
Deadline Arrives For January Health CoverageIndividuals looking to purchase health insurance that is effective beginning on January 1 under the Affordable Care Act only have through Monday to make it happen.
Hispanics Targeted In 2nd Year Of Health OverhaulFrom grocery stores to music radio stations, there are some atypical approaches to selling health insurance policies playing out across the country since the second round of enrollment under the Affordable Care Act opened.
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