Timely Decisions Ordered On CA Medicaid Coverage January 23, 2015 A California judge has ruled that the state must make timely decisions on Medi-Cal applicants, and that those who have waited more than 45 days for approval from the state can get temporary coverage.
Tax Preparers Brace To Give Bad Health Law News January 21, 2015 With Affordable Care Act open enrollment ending Feb. 15, taxpayers could find themselves shut out of health insurance – and saddled with big fines – if they don’t do their taxes early this year.
Health Insurance Startup Collapses In Iowa January 14, 2015 Obamacare provided billions in seed money to help establish insurance companies called co-ops. One of the biggest has now gone under, and its state overseer is telling clients to switch carriers.
Medicaid’s Western Push Hits Montana January 6, 2015 After sitting out the first full year of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, lawmakers in Montana have moved on to arguing -- not about whether -- but about how much federal cash to pull down.
Many Insurers Do Not Cover Weight Loss Drugs January 6, 2015 Despite the increasing efforts to fight the obesity epidemic and the approval of four new weight-loss medications, Medicare and many private plans are reluctant to pay for the medicines because of serious safety problems with other drugs in the past.