Last Minute Reprieve For Some On CA Exchange February 1, 2016 Covered California, the state’s insurance exchange, announced Friday that it was extending its enrollment deadline until Feb. 6 for people who had officially begun the process of signing up by Sunday. Exchange officials said they extended the Sunday deadline to accommodate a surge in enrollment in the previous week involving “tens of thousands” of consumers. […]
Where the Candidates Stand on Health Care Issues January 29, 2016 Here's a look at where presidential hopefuls from both parties stand on various health care issues, including the health care reform law (the Affordable Care Act, also called "Obamacare"), Medicare and Medicaid, the price of prescription drugs, and abortion.
‘Single-Payer’ Debated: What Does That Mean? January 22, 2016 The phrase often used for government-run health care means different things to different people. Here are five points to help explain the Democrats’ policy clash.
States Simplify Medicaid Sign-Ups January 21, 2016 Forty-nine states now take Medicaid applications by phone and 49 also accept online applications, reports the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Some Spend 25% Of Income On Health Expenses January 15, 2016 Urban Institute researchers found that premiums and out-of-pocket costs are still a major concern for people seeking coverage on the health care marketplaces.
‘Concierge Medicine’ Reaches New Markets January 14, 2016 Doctors, insurers and others are kick-starting experiments to broaden access to direct primary care, a service long associated with only wealthy Americans.