Consolidated Edison of New York has reinstated health insurance for 8,500 locked-out New York utility workers. Union spokesman John Melia said that the company “bowed to public pressure” in reinstating the health insurance.
Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the court’s ruling shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday to a crowd of about 400 to 500 people inside the marble courtroom.
Both CNN and Fox News Channel incorrectly reported Thursday that the Affordable Health Care Act’s central provision, requiring virtually all Americans to have health insurance, had been struck down.
It’s a little known provision of the new national health care law: insurance companies that don’t spend patients’ money wisely have to pay a penalty. They’ll have to refund $1.4 billion to nine million consumers this summer, including many in the Tri-State Area.
The fraud amounted to more than $279 million over the course of several years, in what prosecutors called “largest single no-fault automobile insurance fraud ever charged.”
State lawmakers in both the Assembly and Senate are proposing legislation that would require health firms gain approval from New Jersey’s Department of Banking and Insurance before raising rates.
They carried American flags and chanted “What’s disgusting? Union busting” outside Lowell McAdam’s Mendham residence. Police say the protest was peaceful and without incident.
An appeals court ruled the Legislature did not overstep its authority by allowing the Human Services to end coverage for nearly 12,000 immigrants enrolled in the state’s FamilyCare program.
The poll of 571 graduates of public and private four-year schools found just over half have full-time jobs. They were graduates from 2006 to 2010.
Public employees who challenged a requirement to start paying toward their health insurance have lost a round in court.
A state audit shows 10 school districts in New York paid nearly $239,000 for health insurance benefits for dead or ineligible retirees.
The study released earlier this month finds the private sector is sagging under the cost of providing health care. Sixty-six percent of companies surveyed say they are struggling a great deal or somewhat to maintain coverage for employees.
The average worker would see an increase of 12.4 percent amounting to a total of $2,209. Out-of-pocket costs like co-pays and deductibles will rise 12.6 percent or $2,177.
Some Newark teachers were still waiting for their coverage to be restored.
At least 800 teachers and other school employees were without health coverage for four months in Newark and Paterson, New Jersey because of paperwork problems.