Insurance Blog Week in Review – Week of March 18 – 24, 2012

ketchup What did you miss this week on the Insurance Blog at There can be anywhere between twelve and fourteen blog post here each and every week. It is easy to miss something. The Week in Review is a quick and easy way to “ketchup” on whatever you missed.

Texas Sues Federal Government Over Funding Cut to WHP
The Texas Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius over the cut to the federal funding for Texas’ Medicaid Women’s Health Program.

The Insurance Podcast Roundup went up on March 19, 2012. This week, I’d like to point out a brand new podcast called “Pet Insurance Guide Podcast”, which is hosted by a veterinarian.

Mississippi Will Build an Insurance Exchange
The state of Mississippi is going to build a state health insurance exchange, even though they are among the states who joined a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act.

Health Insurance Still Costs More for Women Than Men
The National Women’s Law Center put together a report that shows that women are still paying more for health insurance than men are (for the same exact coverage).

What About Men’s Reproductive Health Care?
A group of female legislators have gotten quite tired of the laws that are restricting women’s access to women’s health care. They created a series of bills that place the same type of restrictions on men, to make a point about how ridiculous things have gotten.

MomsRising Blog Celebrates Second Anniversary of the ACA
The MomsRising Blog has put together a series of blogs that talk about the Affordable Care Act. They feature a blog post by Senator Robert Menendez, who talks about the ACA, and how it has benefited Latinos.

Time to Cancel My Health Insurance
I had to cancel my newly approved health insurance policy, because it was too expensive. Here is the process I used to do make that cancellation official.

More Trouble With Medi-Cal in California
The most recent trouble is that a judge has ruled that the state violated the public records disclosure law when it refused to release evidence to show that the reimbursement cuts to Medicaid would not harm the access that Medicaid patients had to health care.

Poll Finds Americans are Uneasy About Mixing Religion and Politics
A poll done by Pew Research finds that Americans are not comfortable with how religion has been mixed into politics. This relates to the battle over birth control coverage.

House of Representatives Votes to Repeal Part of ACA
The House of Representatives voted to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board. The Senate must do the same before that can take effect.

Representative Lois Capps Points Out Benefits of ACA
Here are some of the ways that the Affordable Care Act has helped people who are represented by Congresswoman Lois Capps.

Former Lt. Governor Abel Maldonado Opposes ACA
He recently spoke out about how the Affordable Care Act is too expensive, and that he would like to repeal the entire thing and start over with a more bipartisan effort. He also wants to get rid of the Independent Payment Advisory Board.

Certificate Booklet Arrives – After I Cancelled Policy
The booklet of information from my (former) health insurance company revealed some interesting things!

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