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Archive: August 22, 2013

Photo: Women protest

RALEIGH, N.C. – Almost two months since they were passed, little is known about how new restrictions will impact a woman's ability to get a safe and legal abortion in North Carolina. The changes were inserted into a motorcycle safety bill in the final days of the legislative session – ...Read More

PHOTO: Imagine knowing what a doctor visit will cost before you step into the exam room. That will be possible with some of the new health insurance plans available in Oregon this fall. Photo credit: iStockphoto.com.
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PORTLAND, Ore. – In less than two months, Oregonians who need to shop for health coverage will be able to find and compare plans in the new health insurance marketplace, called Cover Oregon. And they'll find some of the plans will look very different than any insurance they've seen before. ...Read More

PHOTO: If youíve had health care denied by your insurer, you know the process of appealing can be, well, unappealing. Massachusetts advocates are hoping for reform soon. Courtesy CDC

BOSTON - When Massachusetts health insurance policy holders are denied coverage, they have a right to appeal. However, according to consumer advocates, the appeals process is often downright unappealing. It's bad enough when the health insurer refuses to cover a procedure or medication, but then it ...Read More

In a little more than a month, the Montana Health Insurance Exchange will be open to the public Ė and with it comes a learning curve. The Center for Rural Affairs has put together a report that outlines what Montanans should expect. Photo courtesy of CFRA

HELENA, Mont. – In a little more than a month, the Montana Health Insurance Exchange will be open to the public – and with it comes a learning curve. That's why the Center for Rural Affairs has put together a report that outlines what Montanans should expect. Author Jon Bailey says on ...Read More

PHOTO: A new analysis from the Center for Rural Affairs concludes that health-care coverage will be more affordable for many Americans under the marketplaces soon coming online under the Affordable Care Act. CREDIT: CRA

BISMARCK, N.D. – With sign-up for coverage under health-care reform just around the corner, a new report finds the marketplaces will make coverage more affordable for many Americans. Jon Bailey, director of rural research and analysis with the Center for Rural Affairs, completed the report. ...Read More

PHOTO: Provisions in the recently enacted state budget limit womenís access to abortions, and some are worried itís just the beginning of lawmakers making decisions that should be left to women and their doctors. Photo: protest sign. Courtesy Innovation Ohio.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Women's advocates have warned that the state's recently enacted budget set the clock back for women seeking access to affordable health care in Ohio - and they are concerned about what is to come. Several measures limiting reproductive rights made it into the state budget, including ...Read More

FirstEnergy has changed the terms of its proposal - now before the PSC - to transfer part of the Harrison electricity generating station from one subsidiary to another. But a West Virginia consumer group says it's still a bad deal for ratepayers in the northern part of the state.

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - FirstEnergy has cut the cost of a power plant transfer proposal, but a community group has said it is still a bad bargain for ratepayers. The plan now before the Public Service Commission (PSC) would transfer part of the Harrison power plant from the company's Allegheny Energy S ...Read More

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