Health Insurance

Health and Human Services Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight Gary Cohen. (AP Photo/Brookings Institution, Paul Morigi)

Health care signups: More older Americans so far

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s an older, costlier crowd that’s signing up so far for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law, according to government figures released Monday. Enrollments are lower for the healthy, younger Americans […]

01/13/2014

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Low-income Californians shifting to Medi-Cal

Money 101 host Bob McCormick talks with Louise McCarthy, the Chief Executive of the Community Clinic Association of LA County, about the shift of low-income Californians from county health plans to the state’s huge Medi-Cal […]

01/13/2014

Paper work to sign-up for new plans through a health insurance exchange. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Health care push for those in Calif. illegally

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker wants to use a state version of the Affordable Care Act to provide health care access to immigrants who are in the state illegally. Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, said if the goal of the […]

01/11/2014

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GOP House targets health care law; 67 Dems join in

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House voted overwhelmingly Friday to bolt new security requirements onto President Barack Obama’s health care law, with 67 Democrats breaking ranks to join with the GOP. It was the first […]

01/10/2014

President Barack Obama listens as he has lunch with five young people at The Coupe restaurant in the Columbia Heights section of Washington, Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama lunches with young adults promoting health sign-ups

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is lunching with five young people to call attention to the need for young Americans to enroll for insurance through his health care law. Obama traveled Friday afternoon to […]

01/10/2014

This photo provided by HHS shows the main landing web page for HealthCare.gov. (AP Photo/HHS)

Obama’s tarnished health care law at a crossroads

WASHINGTON (AP) — All things good, bad and unpredictable converge Jan. 1 for President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul as the law’s major benefits take effect, along with an unpopular insurance mandate and a risk […]

12/31/2013

Dec. 3, 2013: Adrienne Matzen in Chicago's theater district. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Health plan sticker shock ahead for some buyers

CHICAGO (AP) — As a key enrollment deadline hits Monday, many people without health insurance have been sizing up policies on the new government health care marketplace and making what seems like a logical choice: […]

12/23/2013

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HealthCare deadline extension does not apply in California

The Obama administration has extended today’s deadline for health insurance sign-ups by one day. The federal agency overseeing the health care overhaul urges those wanting to get coverage by Jan. 1 not to wait until […]

12/23/2013

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Covered California encourages consumers to enroll online

With the deadline approaching for Covered California health insurance coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2014, tens of thousands of new enrollees are seeking help and signing up for plans. Phil and Penny spoke with the Executive Director […]

12/20/2013

In this Dec. 4, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the new health care law during a White House Youth Summit, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

AP-GfK poll: Health law seen as eroding coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans who already have health insurance are blaming President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul for their rising premiums and deductibles, and overall 3 in 4 say the rollout of coverage for the […]

12/15/2013

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California health enrollment still skews older

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — New figures show older Californians are continuing to enroll in the state’s health exchange at a higher rate than younger residents. Covered California said Thursday that more than 109,000 people signed […]

12/12/2013

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Buy obamacare or pay the fine ?

Buy health insurance or pay the fine? That’s the question InsuranceQuotes.com posed to Americans and the responses were surprising. InsuranceQuotes.com Senior Analyst, Laura Adams spoke with Penny and Phil about the results:

12/11/2013

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