Competition Helps Restrain Premiums In Marketplace December 1, 2014 In counties that are adding at least one insurer next year, average premiums for the least expensive silver plan are rising 1 percent on average, compared to 7 percent in counties where the number of insurers is not changing, KHN analysis finds.
Alaska Doctors Overwhelmed By New Federal Rules November 24, 2014 The new requirements for electronic medical records and other technological upgrades can be a heavy burden for Alaska’s small medical practices and aging physician workforce.
Quarter Of Uninsured Can’t Afford to Buy Coverage November 21, 2014 Poll finds that the high cost was the biggest obstacle noted by Americans who lack insurance and don’t expect to buy it next year. About half of the uninsured hope to get coverage in 2015.
As CA Expands Medicaid, Some Are Dropped November 18, 2014 Previous enrollees in the program for low-income residents must reapply and many are finding the new applications too onerous to complete, advocates say.