obamacare

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Open enrollment and Covered California

Amid a big marketing push, California’s Obamacare enrollment website has suffered an unexpected outage due to software glitches. This comes at a crucial time when the deadline for open enrollment is approaching. Executive Director of […]

02/24/2014

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Obamacare adds 1.1 million, numbers still low

More than a million people signed up for Obamacare last month according to the administration. But an important fact left out by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is that number is down […]

02/13/2014

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The numbers are in for Obamacare

The final numbers are in on Obamacare enrollment through the end of 2013 — and there are few surprises. But there are a lot of questions. Phil and Penny discussed those questions with Russ Britt, […]

01/14/2014

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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

House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., holds up a checklist related to the preparation for the implementation of the Obamacare healthcare program, and specifically, the HealthCare.gov website, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Health care debate has trust, politics themes, too

WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, the talk was all about computer code. About response times. About glitches and bugs. People who didn’t know a URL from an http were blithely expounding on software snags and […]

12/09/2013

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Moving for healthcare?

How far would you go to get cheaper health insurance? You might be surprised to hear what a lot of people say. Bankrate.com insurance analyst Doug Whiteman spoke with Phil and Penny about the survey:

12/04/2013

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Calif. health exchange upholds cancellations

California’s health insurance exchange continues to outpace the rest of the country with new enrollments.  Some new numbers are out and we want to review them with you. Covered California’s Deputy Director of Communications Dana […]

11/22/2013

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Affordable Care Act for children and families

Despite high poverty rates and a weak economic recovery, children’s access to health coverage is improving through federal and state programs, even before expansion through the Affordable Care Act. That’s the finding of a new […]

11/21/2013

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio.  (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Defying veto threat, House OKs health law change

WASHINGTON (AP) – Brushing aside a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House voted by a healthy bipartisan majority Friday to weaken a core component of “Obamacare” and permit the sale of individual health coverage […]

11/15/2013

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The promise of ” Obamacare “

For months the president said,”If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” Now, he is asking insurance companies to explain cancellation letters. Phil and Penny discussed this with Russ Britt, the L-A Bureau […]

11/06/2013

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