Skip to content

    Health Care Reform:

    A Guide to Health Insurance & Affordable Care Act

    News and Features Related to Health Care Reform

    1. Some Employers To Offer Low-Benefit 'Skinny' Plans

      By Jay Hancock Nearly one company in six in a new survey from a major employer group plans to offer health coverage that doesn't meet the Affordable Care Act's requirements for value and affordability. Many thought such low-benefit "skinny plans" would be history once the health law was fully implem

      Read Full Article
    2. Short-Term Health Plans: Relief, But With Gaps

      By Michelle Andrews Consumers who missed open enrollment on the state health insurance marketplaces this spring or who are waiting for employer coverage to start don’t have to "go bare." Short-term policies that last from 30 days up to a year can help bridge the gap and offer some protection from un

      Read Full Article
    3. Fast Track For Primary Care Docs At CA University

      By Pauline Bartolone, Capital Public Radio Some doctors in the state of California will soon be able to practice after three years of medical school instead of the traditional four. The American Medical Association is providing seed money for the effort in the form of a $1 million, five-year grant t

      Read Full Article
    4. Survey: Insurance Rates Lag In Holdout States

      By Eric Whitney A Gallup poll released Tuesday says that the Affordable Care Act is significantly increasing the number of Americans with health insurance, especially in states that are embracing the law. It echoes previous Gallup surveys, and similar findings by the Urban Institute and RAND Corp. T

      Read Full Article
    5. Obamacare Creates 'Upheaval' At Free Clinics

      By Phil Galewitz WHEELING, W.Va. - Without insurance, Pam Milliken relied for years on the free health clinic here to help manage her arthritis, high blood pressure and diabetes. When she needed to have her gallbladder removed, the clinic, located in a former State Farm Insurance building, found her

      Read Full Article
    6. Patients Soliciting Bids From Doctors Online

      By Sandra G. Boodman Francisco Velazco couldn't wait any longer. For several years, the 35-year-old Seattle handyman had searched for an orthopedic surgeon who would reconstruct the torn ligament in his knee for a price he could afford. Out of work because of the pain and unable to scrape together $

      Read Full Article
    7. Unfavorable Views Of Health Law Spike: Poll

      By Jordan Rau The health law’s unpopularity among the public rose sharply in July with a surge of disapproval from people who had been agnostic about it in recent months, a poll released Friday shows. The law is as unpopular as it has been since it was enacted four years ago. The poll from the Kaise

      Read Full Article
    8. TN Insurer: Monopoly Delivers Bargain Premiums

      By Jordan Rau CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The dominion of Tennessee’s largest health insurer is reflected in its headquarters’ lofty perch above the city, atop a hill that during the Civil War was lined with Union cannons to repel Confederate troops. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has used its position

      Read Full Article
    9. Good News On California ACA Rates. But Why?

      By Lisa Aliferis, KQED After years of double-digit rate hikes in health insurance premiums, California will see average increases of 4.2 percent in 2015 for people who purchase insurance through the Covered California exchange, the state's Obamacare marketplace. It’s good news for consumers, but two

      Read Full Article
    10. Florida's Largest Insurer Raising Exchange Rates

      By Phil Galewitz Florida Blue, the state’s largest health insurer, is increasing premiums by an average of 17.6 percent for its Affordable Care Act exchange plans next year, company officials say. The nonprofit Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliate blames higher health costs as a result of attracting

      Read Full Article
    Displaying 201 - 210 of 928 Articles << Prev Page 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Next >>

    Today on WebMD

    receptionist accepting patient payment
    How much will you pay for coverage?
    computer mouse
    Are you making one of these common errors?
     
    man in cafe looking at computer
    Web-based services, retail clinics and more.
    woman talking with nurse
    Get the facts about Medicare.
     

    Senior man doing press ups in gym
    Video
    Health Quackery Spotting Health Scams
    Feature
     
    Medigap
    Feature
    Breaking Up With Your Doctor
    Feature