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Premiums will skyrocket next year! Premiums will be lower than expected! Premiums will be about the same! Consumers are understandably confused after weeks of conflicting pronouncements about the expected cost of plans, for individuals and small groups, to be sold in new online insurance marketplaces under the federal health law beginning Oct. 1. Read more»

Higher prices charged by hospitals, outpatient centers and other providers drove up health care spending at double the rate of inflation during the economic downturn– even as patients consumed less medical care overall. Read more»

Last year, 52 percent of all employers offered domestic partner health benefits, with the percentage varying widely by region and industry. That’s up from 31 percent in 2010. Read more»

A proposed Treasury Department rule says workers and their families cannot qualify for those subsidies unless their employer's plan is unaffordable because it exceeds 9.5 percent of their household income. Read more»

Nine prominent physician groups released lists of 45 common tests and treatments Thursday they said are often unnecessary and may even harm patients. Read more»

Federal regulators Monday released proposed rules that will govern how states set up and run new marketplaces where individuals and small businesses can shop for health insurance. Read more»

The 10 insurers with the most Medicare drug plan customers raised premiums an average of 10 percent this year, an analysis released Friday by consulting firm Avalere Health shows. Read more»

Chris Denny, 27, buys his own health insurance for $117 a month. But the same policy, from the same insurer, would cost a 60-year-old man $735 a month, according to an estimate on eHealthInsurance.com, an online marketplace that lists quotes and coverage from a variety of insurers. Read more»

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