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25 min ago | 4029TV.com
The ranks of the uninsured plummeted in early 2014, as millions gained health insurance coverage through Obamacare, new government data released Tuesday found. There were 41 million Americans lacking coverage in early 2014, down from 44.8 million last year, according to the National Health Interview Survey, the first official government look at the uninsured after Obamacare policies kicked in on January 1. The uninsured rate fell to 13.1%, from 14.4%.
25 min ago | Newsday
About 13 percent of people nationwide did not have health insurance in the first three months of this year -- a decline from the 2013 estimate of uninsured -- with young adults showing the largest drop of those without coverage, a new National Center for Health Statistics survey shows. About 13 percent of people nationwide did not have health insurance in the first three months of this year -- a decline from the 2013 estimate of uninsured -- with young adults showing the largest drop of those without coverage, a new National Center for Health Statistics survey shows.
2 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times
Preparing for the second year of Obamacare enrollment, California unveiled new television ads and handed out $14.6 million to community groups for consumer outreach. The state-run insurance exchange, Covered California, said the new grant funds are in addition to $33.4 million that has already been given to clinics, unions, schools and nonprofit groups helping with enrollment.
6 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service
President Barack Obama is lending his voice to national radio ads by the Democratic National Committee, seeking to motivate African-American, female and other voters who tend to sit out midterm elections. The first ads, aimed at African Americans, started running Monday and are part of a coast-to-coast buy worth more than $1 million.
9 hrs ago | Business Journal
Jake Williams is the executive director of Healthier Colorado, a group that launched on Sept. 15, 2014, to advocate for health-care policy changes on the state and local level.
9 hrs ago | Business Journal
New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange CEO Amy Dowd said working with insurance brokers and agents will be a key to the exchange's ability to get more New Mexicans to enroll in health plans. The new CEO of the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange said that working with insurance agents and brokers will be a key to the marketplace's success during the upcoming open-enrollment period.
10 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Health insurance open enrollment for CalPERS members begins today and ends on Oct. 10. During that period, members can sign up for insurance, add eligible family members and make changes to their existing plans for the 2015 calendar year. The fund offers six health maintenance organization plans and three preferred provider organization plans, although availability is based on geography.
12 hrs ago | The Daily Caller
Individual health insurance policies were of higher quality in 2013, before Obamacare regulations hit, than the offerings on health-care exchanges this year, according to a study released Monday. The National Center for Public Policy Research examined the health insurance plans available before the health care law took effect in ten major cities and found that for 27 year-olds and 57 year-old couples, the individual market used to provide more comprehensive coverage than the exchanges.
15 hrs ago | Washington Times
The woman was then able to get implants in her spine that blocked much of the pain and allowed her to live a more normal life. She could walk at least to the mailbox and back.
18 hrs ago | Investopedia
The health insurance industry is a very large and integrated industry in the U.S. economy. Health insurers, sometimes called managed care companies, are often thought of as the gate-keepers to American healthcare.
Q: What advice on health insurance can you give to people planning to retire in India? Can we purchase an international health insurance policy for medical services there? A: The best options for retiree coverage vary greatly depending on the country where you plan to live, the type of coverage you need, whether you are eligible for Medicare and whether you will be a citizen or simply classified as a medical tourist.
Blue Max Materials employees Steven Helms and Lisa Rios say they saw deductibles and premiums rise before their employer stopped covering workers this summer. Both say they're getting better deals on family policies on the individual exchange.
Oregon has budgeted $2 million for its legal fight with software giant Oracle over the state's failed health care exchange website. The state sued the Redwood City, California, company in Marion County Circuit Court last month, claiming that Oracle officials lied, breached contracts and engaged in "a pattern of racketeering activity."
When Kaiser Permanente opted to refer its Clark County patients starting last October to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center - ending a longtime relationship with PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center - the nonprofit insurer was motivated by Legacy's data-driven approach to health care, said Susan Mullaney, Kaiser's vice president of hospital operations for Oregon and Washington. Kaiser uses an integrated electronic medical record system to manage care - identifying patients who make frequent emergency room visits, for example, and then trying to find ways to treat those patients outside of the ER.
From a father in Missouri who's looking to keep his daughters from accessing birth control , to the refusal of key contraception mandate plaintiffs to accept the Obama administration's latest "accommodation," the Hobby Lobby decision continues to reverberate. But while the Green family who filed the Hobby Lobby suit objecting to the mandate are evangelical Christians, the road to Hobby Lobby wasn't paved by the Christian Right.
Health Insurance and the Labor Supply Decisions of Older Workers: Evidence from a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Expansion This paper exploits a major mid-1990s expansion in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health care system to provide evidence on the labor market effects of expanding health insurance availability. Using data from the Current Population Survey, we employ a difference-in-differences strategy to compare the labor market behavior of older veterans and non-veterans before and after the VA health benefits expansion to test the impact of public health insurance on labor supply.
A $60 million Navigator grant award will be distributed nationwide to 90 organizations in states with federally facilitated and state partnership health insurance marketplaces. North Carolina is among them.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:39 pm
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