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Last Chance for Obamacare Ends Tuesday for Most Californians

Last Chance for Obamacare Ends Tuesday for Most Californians

After many deadline extensions and grace periods, Tuesday will mark the end of the first open enrollment for Obamacare in California. California's health insurance exchange is encouraging thousands of people who have started an application to finish before midnight Tuesday. March 31 was originally the sign-up deadline. But the enrollment website [...]

Number of Americans Without Health Insurance Reaches New Low

Number of Americans Without Health Insurance Reaches New Low

The share of Americans without health insurance has dropped to the lowest level since before President Obama took office, according to a new national survey that provides more evidence the healthcare law is extending coverage to millions of the previously uninsured. Just 14.7% of adults lacked coverage in the second half of March, down from [...]

Nearly half of callers to California's health insurance exchange in February and March couldn't get through and abandoned their call, state figures show. … The Covered California exchange reported progress on another front: low enrollment among the state's large Latino population according to a recent report at http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org

Obamacare Could Hurt Democratic Candidates

Obamacare Could Hurt Democratic Candidates

HEALTHCARE • Obamacare Could Hurt Democratic Candidates • Consumers Say Their Health Plans Fall Short on Coverage • Consumers Are in the Dark About Health Care Options • Proposed Medicare Part D Rule Would Increase Medicare Costs • Majority of Uninsured Plan to Get Insurance • Health Care Reform Is Triggering Benefit [...]

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 [...]

‘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 [...]

Covered California Braces for Deadline

Covered California Braces for Deadline

California's health insurance exchange was scrambling to help consumers before the deadline hit to enroll for coverage that starts Jan. 1. Enrollments under the federal health law began ramping up dramatically as the Monday deadline approached, according to Covered California, which reported tens of thousands of applicants signing up daily last [...]

Obamacare is Like….(pick a metaphor)

Obamacare is Like….(pick a metaphor)

Each broker has his or her own metaphor for how the Affordable Care Act rollout has affected them. "Imagine if you were a CPA," says Craig Gussin of San Diego, "and the government announced that everybody could get their taxes done for free."  He doesn’t mean that he’s working for free.  Just that he’s THAT busy. People see him as a [...]

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