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HP’s Conway Growth Linked to Medicaid

Using federal dollars to buy private insurance for the working poor is Arkansas’ novel approach to expanding Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act.

But in some ways the Medicaid industry is already privatized: Much of the work — in around 40 of 50 states — that’s involved in processing Medicaid claims is done by for-profit companies.

The biggest player in Medicaid processing is Hewlett-Packard Co. of Palo

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Premium for Federal Health Insurance to Drop

On Tuesday, federal health regulators have announced that premium for new federal health insurance plans which covers high-risk people with pre-existing condition will drop by nearly 40%. It has also been told that the premiums will vary from state to state.

The insurance were originally created by President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul last year as a way to extend the coverage to people who have health conditions and were denied policies by private insurers.

It has been told that lower premium will take place from 1st July. A

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January is Pet Training Month at Embrace Pet Insurance

Just as understanding how you can maximize your pets health is part of pet parenting, so is maximizing the quality time you spend together. Training isnt just for tricks; training also:

  • strengthens the bond between you and your dog or cat
  • integrates your pet seamlessly into your family life and the outside world
  • improves the effectiveness of yourcommunication with your pet
  • lets you give your pet more freedom and fewer restrictions
  • and reduces stress and increases happiness of having a pet in the household

Friend of Embrace, Liz Palika, talks aboutwhy you should train your dog in her article No Training?

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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius penned a column that was distributed to hundreds of newspapers across the nation and printed in editions leading up to Jan. 1, 2014.

The guest commentaries were tailored for each individual market.

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The 5 Most Scenic Drives in California

People who fly into California cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, or San Diego and then fly out again are missing out on one of the Golden State’s major advantages: thousands of miles of scenic drives. No matter what your road-trip preferences are, California has a scenic drive that will satisfy your itchy travel feet.

Here are the top five scenic drives in the state:

Name: Big Sur Coastal Drive

Length: 137 miles

Directions: Highway 1 between Monterey and San Luis Obispo

About the drive: Expect curvy roads, high cliff-top views, and dozens of great bridges. T

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The following content has been reprinted in whole or part from IRS-supplied information.

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding individuals and businesses that are making contributions to charity to keep in mind several important tax law provisions that have gone into effect these last few years. Financial advisors can inform their clients of the changes so that they can properly make claims on their taxes next year. Among some of the changes are:

Special tax-free charitable distributions for certain IRA owners

This provision, currently scheduled to expire at the end of 2013, offers older owners of individual retirement arrangements (IRAs) a different way to give to charity.

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