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Last minute tips to navigate the health exchanges

Monday is the Obamacare open enrollment deadline. But President Obama chose to extend that deadline until the middle of next month, IF you’ve already begun your enrollment process. And with about 1 in 6 Americans […]

03/27/2014

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No extended enrollment deadline for Covered California

Trying to avoid sending thousands away empty-handed, the Obama administration has announced that people who started applying for health insurance but aren’t able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time. […]

03/26/2014

Mary Novick of St. Paul, Minn., bows her head in prayer in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, as the court heard oral arguments in the challenges of President Barack Obama's health care law requirement that businesses provide their female employees with health insurance that includes access to contraceptives. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Birth control rule seems to divide Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama’s health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees’ […]

03/25/2014

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Navigating the final days of open enrollment

Just six days until the open enrollment deadline under Obamacare. If you are a procrastinator, no need to panic. We have someone with us today to help you through the process. Nicole Duritz, who is […]

03/25/2014

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Health center opens in South Los Angeles

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Angelenos were reminded of a March 31 deadline to enroll in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, during the opening today of a wellness center in South Los Angeles […]

03/24/2014

This screenshot made Nov. 26, 2013, shows the Department of Health and Human Services' web page for the Spanish language version HealthCare dot gov. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Latinos being left behind in health care overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s largest minority group risks being left behind by President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Hispanics account for about one-third of the nation’s uninsured, but they seem to be staying on […]

03/24/2014

This March 1, 2014 file photo shows part of the website for HealthCare.gov as photographed in Washington. Welcome news for the Obama administration: A major new survey out Monday says the U.S. uninsured rate kept dropping last month and it’s now on track to reach the lowest levels since 2008, before President Barack Obama took office. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index finds that 15.9 percent of Americans lack health insurance so far in 2014, down from 17.1 percent in the last three months of 2013. Gallup interviewed more than 28,000 adults, making the results highly accurate. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

Q&A: Can’t afford health plan, will I be fined?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new health care law helps some people, hurts others and confuses almost everyone. Hoping to simplify things a bit, The Associated Press asked its Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus followers for […]

03/21/2014

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Obama pushes fear factor to attract health care coverage

Gameplan4me, a new Obama-endorsed healthcare feeder website, aims to inject a certain fear factor into the White House’s push to attract millennials to Obamacare.  Simply input your gender and age, spin a virtual wheel and […]

03/20/2014

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The deadline looms for Covered California

The March 31 deadline is quickly approaching for Obamacare open enrollment and if the administration is to reach it’s goal of signing up 6 million people by then, it’ll have to get help from some […]

03/20/2014

This photo taken Feb. 24, 2014 shows Dr. Willie Underwood, a urologic oncologist at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY, examining patient Richard Waldrop. (AP Photo/Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Bill Sheff)

Concerns about cancer centers under health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of America’s best cancer hospitals are off-limits to many of the people now signing up for coverage under the nation’s new health care program. Doctors and administrators say they’re concerned. So […]

03/18/2014

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Steady enrollment for Covered California

Covered California is getting ready for a 2-week push to get more Latinos and young people signed up for private insurance through the health care exchange. Phil and Penny discussed details on the new updated […]

03/14/2014