Health Insurance

California health exchange enrollment tops 600K

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials with California’s health insurance exchange Tuesday said about 625,000 people have signed up for an individual or family policy under the federal health care reforms, but enrollments for Latinos and […]

01/21/2014

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Insurance through work? Health law affects you too

The health care overhaul’s reach stretches far beyond the millions of uninsured Americans it is expected to help. It also could touch everything from the drug choices to doctor bills of people who have insurance […]

01/21/2014

In this Dec. 4, 2013, file photo, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., right, confers with the committee's ranking Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Health care website passed recent security test

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cybersecurity concerns over President Barack Obama’s health care website have been cleared up through testing, a government security professional who initially had qualms about the system assured lawmakers Thursday. But a congressional […]

01/16/2014

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

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