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    (Reuters) - A coalition of 20 U.S. states sued the federal government on Monday over Obamacare, claiming the law was no longer constitutional after the repeal last year of its requirement that people have health insurance or pay a fine. Reported by Reuters 2 hours ago.

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    Cali, Colombia, Feb 27, 2018 / 12:44 am (ACI Prensa).- In 2016, Jeison Aristizabal was named CNN’s Hero of the Year for overcoming the challenges posed by cerebral palsy and working to help children with disabilities in Colombia.

    Today, Aristizabal, 38, is focusing his efforts on fighting a measure to legalize euthanasia in Colombia.

    In October 2017, Colombia's Constitutional Court instructed the Department of Health to produce within four months regulations for administering “death with dignity” to “boys, girls and adolescents” with disabilities and terminal illness.

    The Colombian court said that its ruling seeks to prevent minors from becoming “victims of cruel and inhumane treatment because their right to die with dignity is being denied.”

    In response, Aristizabal filed for an injunction with Colombia's Council of State – the country's highest judicial authority – to prevent the implementation of the Constitutional Court's ruling.

    Speaking recently to EWTN's Radio Católica Mundial (Catholic World Radio), Aristizabal said that “people need to know how this happened. This came about because the family of a child with disabilities and a terminal illness saw that their health insurance, their healthcare system, would not provide him with medical care, would not provide medication for their child.”

    The child's family, feeling powerless, told their insurance company that “they would rather see their child die than to see him suffering from negligence, and from the insurance company's lack of coverage for his medications,” Aristizabal said.

    “What the country never expected was that instead of the court saying, ‘We are going to sanction the healthcare system, we are going to order the healthcare system to be more effective,’ what this court did was to order the government to issue regulations on childhood euthanasia.”

    “What this court said was that any parent can dispose of the life of his child when he has a terminal illness or a disability.”

    Born with cerebral palsy, Aristizabal has faced numerous challenges in life. A doctor told his mother when he was young that he was “not going to amount to anything in this life.”  

    But his mother supported him, and today, he is a media professional and lawyer, in addition to running a foundation that serves hundreds of children with disabilities in Cali, Colombia.

    Through the foundation, he said, he helps those with physical or cognitive disabilities to realize that they have value and worth.

    “Today's society is one that gives us prognoses,” said Aristizabal, but “you have to overcome that prognosis. We must tell the person who feels defeated today, who has waved the white flag, to not give up.”  

    Aristizabal said that he has traveled around the world encouraging people to “not surrender in the face of obstacles.”

    “And this is the message that we want to bring to these parents that today are experiencing a tragedy, that today are in a tough situation, [with their children's] health issues: don't wave the white flag, don't give up, don't accept defeat,” he said.

    “Instead rise up today with the will to fight, to win, with the help of God and society.”

    Aristizabal has launched a *CitizenGo petition *drive directed to the Council of State, encouraging it to oppose childhood and adolescent euthanasia.

    “Disabilities cannot make children's human lives of lesser worth because they have such conditions,” he said. “Life is valuable in itself and must be protected.”

     

    This article was originally published by our sister agency, ACI Prensa. It has been translated and adapted by CNA.

     

      Reported by CNA 17 minutes ago.

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    Twenty states are suing the Trump administration over the individual mandate in Obamacare that obligates people have health insurance or pay a fine, seeking an end to the entire law. Reported by FOXNews.com 14 hours ago.

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    A coalition of 20 U.S. states sued the federal government on Monday over Obamacare, claiming the law was no longer constitutional after the repeal last year of its requirement that people have health insurance or pay a fine. Reported by Newsmax 21 hours ago.

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    (Reuters) - A coalition of 20 U.S. states sued the federal government on Monday over Obamacare, claiming the law was no longer constitutional after the repeal last year of its requirement that people have health insurance or pay a fine. Reported by Reuters 17 hours ago.

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    Cali, Colombia, Feb 27, 2018 / 12:44 am (ACI Prensa).- In 2016, Jeison Aristizabal was named CNN’s Hero of the Year for overcoming the challenges posed by cerebral palsy and working to help children with disabilities in Colombia.

    Today, Aristizabal, 38, is focusing his efforts on fighting a measure to legalize euthanasia in Colombia.

    In October 2017, Colombia's Constitutional Court instructed the Department of Health to produce within four months regulations for administering “death with dignity” to “boys, girls and adolescents” with disabilities and terminal illness.

    The Colombian court said that its ruling seeks to prevent minors from becoming “victims of cruel and inhumane treatment because their right to die with dignity is being denied.”

    In response, Aristizabal filed for an injunction with Colombia's Council of State – the country's highest judicial authority – to prevent the implementation of the Constitutional Court's ruling.

    Speaking recently to EWTN's Radio Católica Mundial (Catholic World Radio), Aristizabal said that “people need to know how this happened. This came about because the family of a child with disabilities and a terminal illness saw that their health insurance, their healthcare system, would not provide him with medical care, would not provide medication for their child.”

    The child's family, feeling powerless, told their insurance company that “they would rather see their child die than to see him suffering from negligence, and from the insurance company's lack of coverage for his medications,” Aristizabal said.

    “What the country never expected was that instead of the court saying, ‘We are going to sanction the healthcare system, we are going to order the healthcare system to be more effective,’ what this court did was to order the government to issue regulations on childhood euthanasia.”

    “What this court said was that any parent can dispose of the life of his child when he has a terminal illness or a disability.”

    Born with cerebral palsy, Aristizabal has faced numerous challenges in life. A doctor told his mother when he was young that he was “not going to amount to anything in this life.”  

    But his mother supported him, and today, he is a media professional and lawyer, in addition to running a foundation that serves hundreds of children with disabilities in Cali, Colombia.

    Through the foundation, he said, he helps those with physical or cognitive disabilities to realize that they have value and worth.

    “Today's society is one that gives us prognoses,” said Aristizabal, but “you have to overcome that prognosis. We must tell the person who feels defeated today, who has waved the white flag, to not give up.”  

    Aristizabal said that he has traveled around the world encouraging people to “not surrender in the face of obstacles.”

    “And this is the message that we want to bring to these parents that today are experiencing a tragedy, that today are in a tough situation, [with their children's] health issues: don't wave the white flag, don't give up, don't accept defeat,” he said.

    “Instead rise up today with the will to fight, to win, with the help of God and society.”

    Aristizabal has launched a *CitizenGo petition *drive directed to the Council of State, encouraging it to oppose childhood and adolescent euthanasia.

    “Disabilities cannot make children's human lives of lesser worth because they have such conditions,” he said. “Life is valuable in itself and must be protected.”

     

    This article was originally published by our sister agency, ACI Prensa. It has been translated and adapted by CNA.

     

      Reported by CNA 21 hours ago.

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    The tax reform law passed in December did repeal the Affordable Care Act's penalties for not having comprehensive health insurance. But the penalties are still in effect until 2019. Reported by NPR 15 hours ago.

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    Filing amended tax returns might feel a little overwhelming for most consumers that is why National Debt Relief aims to share valuable information on how to handle it. The article titled “How To Know If You Need To File An Amended Tax Return” released February 26, 2018, helps people understand when they need to send out an amended tax return.

    PHOENIX (PRWEB) February 27, 2018

    Filing amended tax returns might feel a little overwhelming for most consumers that is why National Debt Relief aims to share valuable information on how to handle it. The article titled “How To Know If You Need To File An Amended Tax Return” released February 26, 2018, helps people understand when they need to send out an amended tax return.

    The article starts off by pointing out that there are a number of Americans who send out amendments to already submitted tax forms. In terms of paperwork, the article explains that an amendment in tax returns is as simple as filling out and submitting a 1040X. The downside to this is that consumers need to send it by mail to the IRS.

    One of the many reasons people need to file and send an amended tax return is when they were not able to include all the required tax forms. There are times when people forget some important tax forms. This can include the original 1099 form, W-2 form from their employers, and even their health insurance information.

    The article also shares that consumers need to send an amended tax return if they receive additional tax information after they have filed their tax returns. There are times when tax information paperwork comes late. Some of these can be mortgage lenders and even banks who send out tax-related documents late. Once consumers get these, they need to send it out immediately.

    It is also important that people be proactive with mistakes in their tax returns especially after they have filed it. If there are errors in the initial tax forms filed, the article explains the importance of sending out amended tax returns. This is because errors that are not addressed can be more costly and people could end up paying more than necessary.

    To read the full article, click https://www.nationaldebtrelief.com/file-amended-tax-return/ Reported by PRWeb 19 hours ago.

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    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker plans to sign into law a measure that’s designed to stabilize the health insurance market under the Affordable Care Act in Wisconsin, even as fellow Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel has filed a new lawsuit to block the federal law. Walker planned to sign a $200 million reinsurance […] Reported by Seattle Times 8 hours ago.

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    Verily, the health care unit of Google parent company Alphabet, is mulling a move into the health insurance business, CNBC reports, citing sources familiar with the company’s plans.  Verily has been in talks with insurers about jointly bidding on massive contracts to provide insurance for hundreds of thousands of people, CNBC reported, although it did not name potential partners.  Verily declined to comment to CNBC. Among other job listings that shed light on its plans, Verily is hiring for… Reported by bizjournals 9 hours ago.

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    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has joined with 19 other states in filing a federal lawsuit seeking to block the federal Affordable Care Act. The multi-state lawsuit was filed Monday in Texas, arguing the federal law’s individual mandate requiring people to buy health insurance is unconstitutional and the entire law […] Reported by Seattle Times 2 hours ago.

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    Verily, the healthcare unit of Google parent company Alphabet, is mulling a move into the health insurance business, CNBC reports, citing sources familiar with the company’s plans.  Verily has been in talks with insurers about jointly bidding on massive contracts to provide insurance for hundreds of thousands of people, CNBC reported, although it did not name potential partners.  Verily declined to comment to CNBC. Among other job listings that shed light on its plans, Verily is hiring for… Reported by bizjournals 9 hours ago.

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    For Your Eyes Only: GCSB on the hunt for recruits Health insurance, an active social club, an in-house gym and, depending on your situation, childcare subsidies.They're all part of the perks at the Government Communications Security Bureau, which also promises potential staff -... Reported by New Zealand Herald 2 hours ago.

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    A plan from President Donald Trump to reduce the cost of health insurance for many Americans by allowing them to enroll in short-term plans would foist greater costs onto those who keep their more robust coverage, a new report concludes. Reported by Denver Post 15 hours ago.

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    A hot startup that could be a model for the JPMorgan-Amazon-Berkshire Hathaway healthcare initiative just raised $110 million· *Collective Health, a startup that works with self-insured employers, just raised $110 million.*
    · *The company helps employers build out health plans that fit their needs by adding technology with the hope of making things like submitting claims and reading bills easier.*
    · *Self-insured employer plans have recently come into the spotlight after JPMorgan, Amazon and Berkshire Hathaway said they're forming a new independent nonprofit venture aimed at lowering healthcare costs for their employees.*

    --------------------A startup that could be a good model for the JPMorgan-Amazon-Berkshire Hathaway healthcare initiative just raised an additional $110 million. 

    Collective Health helps employers build out health plans that fit their needs by adding technology with the hope of making things like submitting claims and reading bills easier.

    In total, the company has now raised about $230 million from investors including Peter Thiel's Founders Fund, NEA, and GV.

    If you're an employee with a self-insured employer, it means that when you're going to a doctor's appointment, your employer is ultimately footing the bill for the MRI you receive, rather than a health insurer. More than half of the non-elderly population is covered by an employer-sponsored plan, and almost 80% of large companies are self-insured.

    The companies that you might be familiar with on a health insurance card are there in the middle to handle the logistics of getting the claim from one place to another, which means you might not realize your employer's footing the entire bill on the other end. Employers pay insurance companies for their services on a per member, per month basis. 

    What Collective Health is trying to do is make that experience better. The most recent funding round will be used to build out its technology platform and increase its operations. 

    So far, Collective Health covers about 125,000 members, consisting of employees and their dependents from companies like Zendesk, Palantir, eBay, and Pinterest.

    *SEE ALSO: A hot startup could be the perfect model for the JPMorgan-Amazon-Berkshire Hathaway healthcare initiative*

    Join the conversation about this story »

    NOW WATCH: VMware CEO reveals which tech will have the most impact on the world, and why Elon Musk is wrong on AI Reported by Business Insider 17 hours ago.

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    A pediatric cardiologist from Georgia has pleaded guilty to divulging information about his patients to Aegerion Pharmaceuticals in 2013, as the Cambridge-based company was looking for ways to boost sales of cholesterol drug Juxtapid by promoting it for off-label uses. During a hearing on Wednesday in Boston federal court, Eduardo Montaña pleaded guilty to violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA. According to a court filing, Montaña admitted that he provided… Reported by bizjournals 11 hours ago.

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    Money isn't everything, but for most employees, the numbers after the dollar sign on the front of their paychecks do matter quite a bit. Employee benefits also play a big role in defining what a great place to work is. With that in mind, job listing site Indeed tapped its database of 18 million employee reviews to find the top 15 U.S. employers, as ranked by compensation and benefits. The site took into account the most common benefits — health insurance, parental leave, stock options and company… Reported by bizjournals 9 hours ago.

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    THE INSURANCE AND THE IoT REPORT: How insurers are using connected devices to cut costs and more accurately price policies This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here.

    Insurance companies have long based their pricing models and strategies on assumptions about the demographics of their customers. Auto insurers, for example, have traditionally charged higher premiums for parents of teenage drivers based on the assumption that members of this demographic are more likely to get into an accident.

    But those assumptions are inherently flawed, since they often aren't based on the actual behaviors and characteristics of individual customers. As new IoT technologies increasingly move into the mainstream, insurers are able to collect and analyze data to more accurately price premiums, helping them to protect the assets they insure and enabling more efficient assessment of damages to conserve resources.

    A new report from BI Intelligence explains how companies in the auto, health, and home insurance markets are using the data produced by IoT solutions to augment their existing policy pricing models and grow their customer bases. In addition, it examines areas where IoT devices have the potential to open up new insurance segments.

     Here are some of the key takeaways:

    · The world's largest auto insurers now offer usage-based policies, which price premiums based on vehicle usage data collected directly from the car.
    · Large home and commercial property insurers are using drones to inspect damaged properties, which can improve workflow efficiency and reduce their reliance on human labor.
    · Health and life insurance firms are offering customers fitness trackers to encourage healthy behavior, and discounts for meeting certain goals.
    · Home insurers are offering discounts on smart home devices to current customers, and in some cases, free devices to entice new customers.

    In full, the report:

    · Forecasts the number of Americans who will have tried usage-based auto insurance by 2021.
    · Explains why narrowly tailored wearables could be what's next for the health insurance industry.
    · Analyzes the market for potential future insurance products on IoT devices.
    · Discusses and analyzes the barriers to consumers opting in to policies that collect their data.

    To get your copy of this invaluable guide to the IoT, choose one of these options:

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    The choice is yours. But however you decide to acquire this report, you’ve given yourself a powerful advantage in your understanding of insurance and the IoT.

    Join the conversation about this story » Reported by Business Insider 5 hours ago.

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    Money isn't everything, but for most employees, the numbers after the dollar sign on the front of their paychecks do matter quite a bit. Employee benefits also play a big role in defining what a great place to work is. With that in mind, job listing site Indeed tapped its database of 18 million employee reviews to find the top 15 U.S. employers, as ranked by compensation and benefits. The site took into account the most common benefits — health insurance, parental leave, stock options and company… Reported by bizjournals 21 hours ago.

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    The Trump administration is taking steps to lower premiums, increase choice and foster competition in the health insurance market. But many of those steps are coming at the expense of those with pre-existing conditions. Reported by CNNMoney 18 hours ago.

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