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California Healthcare Institute Honors Reps. Scott Peters and David Valadao

California Healthcare Institute Honors Reps. Scott Peters and David Valadao

David Valadao (left) and Scott Peters (right) California Congressmen Scott Peters (D-52) and David Valadao (R-21) were honored by the California Healthcare Institute (CHI) for their leadership in promoting thoughtful policies to advance biomedical research, investment and innovation over the past year. Congressmen Peters and Valadao each [...]

Congressional Committee Probes Personal Data Safeguards at Health Insurance Exchanges

Congressional Committee Probes Personal Data Safeguards at Health Insurance Exchanges

A congressional committee wants to know whether Cover Oregon took adequate measures to protect personal information before trying to go live six months ago.  California Republican Darrell Issa, head of the powerful House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, has demandeda wide-ranging arrayof documents including security reports and [...]

Healthcare Reform Sends Uninsured Rate Falling

Healthcare Reform Sends Uninsured Rate Falling

Roughly 9.5 million people have gained health insurance coverage through healthcare reform's Medicaid expansion, health insurance exchanges and private plans, according to national surveys and enrollment data.  In particular, a new survey from Rand Corporation showed Medicaid accounts for about 4.5 million previously uninsured consumers, reported [...]

California Proving New Healthcare Law Can Work

California Proving New Healthcare Law Can Work

With exchange sign-ups in the state exceeding many projections for the first six months of open enrollment, health care experts say the federal law has worked in California pretty much as it was meant to — despite startup hassles such as a glitchy website and hourlong waits to talk to a human being on the phone. Much of the reason it has been [...]

Fixes Needed for Obamacare, Covered California – Assemblyman Claims

Fixes Needed for Obamacare, Covered California – Assemblyman Claims

With the help of Congress, the president’s health reform concepts became law and its supporters claimed it would spur better care, lower costs and build a stronger economy. But the more we learn about the plan as it is implemented, the more concerned hard-working Californians have become. Do you remember the president’s oft-repeated promise of [...]

CA Students Believe Healthcare Reforms is Too Expensive for

CA Students Believe Healthcare Reforms is Too Expensive for

According to the results of a poll that were recently released, students from California State University would like to be able to sign up for coverage under the health care reforms, but they believe that it is too expensive. The research involved the responses of 836 students from the university, among whom at least 80 percent said that they had [...]

‘Job-lock’ and the Republican Dilemma Over Obamacare

‘Job-lock’ and the Republican Dilemma Over Obamacare

It is now recognized that, no, the Congressional Budget Office didn't say that Obamacare would lead to job losses, but instead that it would allow many workers to voluntarily leave their jobs or retire without giving up health coverage. Even House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) felt the need to get things straight at his hearing [...]

Obamacare Enrollees Hit Snags at Doctor’s Offices

Obamacare Enrollees Hit Snags at Doctor’s Offices

A month into the most sweeping changes to healthcare in half a century, people are having trouble finding doctors at all, getting faulty information on which ones are covered and receiving little help from insurers swamped by new business. Experts have warned for months that the logjam was inevitable. But the extent of the problems is taking by [...]

State-Run Exchanges Offer Better Focus for Success

State-Run Exchanges Offer Better Focus for Success

Healthcare officials from states running their own ObamaCare exchanges say they’re better-equipped to deal with the challenges surrounding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Speaking at the National Press Club on Friday, officials from Rhode Island, Kentucky, California and Washington, D.C. — four of the exchanges where ObamaCare [...]

Health Law Tricky for Parents of Medicaid Kids

Health Law Tricky for Parents of Medicaid Kids

Families shopping for health insurance through the new federal marketplace are running into trouble getting everyone covered when children are eligible for Medicaid but their parents are not. Children who qualify for Medicaid, the safety-net program for the poor and disabled, can’t be included on subsidized family plans purchased through the [...]

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