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Slim Majority of Californians Favor Health Care Reform

Slim Majority of Californians Favor Health Care Reform

As House Republicans in Washington press a campaign to defund the Affordable Care Act, a slim majority of Californians support the changes to the health care system enacted by President Barack Obama and Congress, according to a statewide survey released Wednesday evening by the non-partisan Public Policy Institute of California, with funding from [...]

Insurers Limit Doctors and Hospitals in State-Run Exchange Plans

Insurers Limit Doctors and Hospitals in State-Run Exchange Plans

California's health insurance rates for a new state-run marketplace came in lower than expected this week, but one downside for many consumers will be far fewer doctors and hospitals to choose from. People who want UCLA Medical Center and its doctors in their health plan network next year, for instance, may have only one choice in California's [...]

Healthcare an Obstacle as Republicans Court Latinos

Healthcare an Obstacle as Republicans Court Latinos

As Republican leaders try to woo Latino voters with a new openness to legal status for the nation's illegal immigrants, the party remains at odds with America's fastest-growing ethnic community on another key issue: healthcare. Latinos, who have the lowest rates of health coverage in the country, are among the strongest backers of President [...]

California Under the Microscope on Health Reform

California Under the Microscope on Health Reform

The November election ensured that the most ambitious health care reform since the creation of Medicare in 1965 will take full effect come January 2014. California, like other states, is gearing up to ensure that affordable insurance is available when the individual mandate kicks in next January, requiring Americans to maintain health [...]

How Might Immigration Reform Influence Health Care Reform?

How Might Immigration Reform Influence Health Care Reform?

Almost half the documented immigrants in the U.S. do not have health coverage, according to 2011 Employee Benefit Research Institute statistics. In California, which has one of the country's largest immigrant populations, immigration policies influence health care policies. Some contend that health care policies influence immigration. Some [...]

Why Brokers Must Get Up to Speed on HIPPA Rules Now

Why Brokers Must Get Up to Speed on HIPPA Rules Now

Subscribe to Insurance Insider News by Leila Morris HEALTHCARE • Why Brokers Must Get Up to Speed on HIPPA Rules Now • Carriers May Be Declining More Individual Application • WellPoint Sees a Jump in 4th quarter profits • HMO-Like Plans May Be Poised for Comeback in Online Insurance Markets • NAIC Leader Tied to Insurance [...]

Lawmakers Face Tight Deadline To Tackle Health Reform

Lawmakers Face Tight Deadline To Tackle Health Reform

California lawmakers are up against a tight deadline to get the state ready for the full rollout of healthcare reform. A variety of major decisions need to be made quickly. States are required to launch their new online insurance marketplaces by January 2014. But California wants to open registration next October. Anthony Wright, who directs [...]