Greater Insurer Competition Found To Lower Health Care Premiums

Although it is “reasonable” to think that U.S. residents can save money via “more competitive health insurance markets,” there needs to be “enough competitors ... Continue Reading →

California Cuts Number of Uninsured

Quietly, while the drought and immigration grab the headlines, and while commentators decry health care reform’s rocky start, California has done something remarkable. It has ... Continue Reading →

Spanish-Language Website for Health Law

Sacramento business leaders launched a Spanish-language website Friday to help Latino employers and employees navigate the health-reform law. The goal is to ensure small business owners ... Continue Reading →

Medicaid, CHIP Enrollment Up Since September

Between September 2013 and May, about 6.7 million U.S. residents had signed up for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program under the Affordable Care Act, bringing ... Continue Reading →

Best State for ACA Rollout: California

In the Golden State, more than 2.5 million people signed up for coverage during the first six months of open enrollment. More than 42 percent of those eligible to sign up for care in ... Continue Reading →

Age Ratings Not Expected to Drive Up Costs for Younger Consumers

 HEALTHCARE • Age Ratings Not Expected to Drive Up Costs for Younger Consumers • Health Insurers Anticipate an Increase in Self-Funding •Medicare Advantage Deductibles Fall for  ... Continue Reading →

Covered California Gives $50M Small Employer Contract to Pinnacle

Covered California has awarded a three-year, $50 million contract to Irvine-based Pinnacle Claims Management Inc. to administer the state’s new small employer health insurance program. The ... Continue Reading →

Immigrant Health Care: Many Not Eligible for Medicaid Expansion

Despite the far-reaching potential expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation estimates that a substantial portion of low-income uninsured ... Continue Reading →

Health-Care Law to Increase CA Claims Cost as Much as 62%

Medical claims costs filed by individual policy holders could rise as much as 62 percent over the next four years in California under the Affordable Care Act, according to a study released ... Continue Reading →

California Reports Positive Effects of Health Reform

Data is coming in on pilot studies for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) showing reduction in costs and improvement in care, along the lines intended by the Affordable Care ... Continue Reading →