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Obamacare Even More Confusing After Exchange Operator Rejects Change

Obamacare Even More Confusing After Exchange Operator Rejects Change

The Rubik's Cube that is healthcare reform might have become even more puzzling for some people Thursday after the operator of California's online insurance exchange rejected President Obama's call for extending the life of canceled policies. Covered California said it'll stick with its Dec. 31 deadline. All plans that don't comply with the [...]

Obamacare on Shaky Ground in California?

Obamacare on Shaky Ground in California?

If President Obama's Affordable Care Act is on shaky ground after its disastrous website rollout, enrollment woes and dropped coverage for many Americans, California could be the epicenter of doubt. A new statewide poll finds lukewarm support for the law known as Obamacare, with 50 percent of Golden State voters favoring it and only one-third, 33 [...]

How Many People Are Losing Their Plans Under Obamacare, Really?

How Many People Are Losing Their Plans Under Obamacare, Really?

If you like your health plan, can you keep it? That question dogged health reform efforts years ago, and it's again the "question du jour," Politifact notes; the fact-checking outfit has investigated at least six related claims by prominent politicians in the past two weeks. For most Americans, the answer is simple: Yes, you can keep your plan. [...]

What to Expect from Company Health Insurance Plans in 2014

What to Expect from Company Health Insurance Plans in 2014

Obamacare may be in the spotlight, but an estimated 16 million California employees are facing healthcare decisions of their own — at work. Higher premiums, higher deductibles and smaller doctor networks are ahead. But companies also will be emphasizing worker wellness.  Like most other Americans, a majority of Californians get their [...]

Progress Reports From Online Insurance Marketplaces Across The Country

Progress Reports From Online Insurance Marketplaces Across The Country

In Texas, brokers, physicians and insurers express exasperation with the bug-ridden federal exchange website, while media reports from Maryland, Minnesota and Oregon document the challenges faced by those state-based exchanges. In California, community groups mobilize to educate people about their new insurance options. A recent report at Kaiser [...]

CA Health Exchange Draws Heavy Interest

CA Health Exchange Draws Heavy Interest

Thousands of Californians seeking to buy their own health insurance flooded call centers with questions and overloaded the state's online marketplace Tuesday on the first day of a new federal health care law that will dramatically change the way Americans buy health insurance. Dozens of workers at a call center in the Sacramento suburb of Rancho [...]

Bumpy Start for New Obamacare Insurance Markets

Bumpy Start for New Obamacare Insurance Markets

The online insurance marketplaces created by President Obama’s healthcare law got off to a bumpy start Tuesday as some consumers were kicked off web portals and several states reported glitches that slowed enrollment on the first day Americans were supposed to be able to sign up for coverage. The website for accessing federally run [...]

What Obamacare Will Mean for Retirees

What Obamacare Will Mean for Retirees

Starting on Oct. 15th, seniors can shop for prescription drug or Medicare Advantage managed-care plans in online exchanges that let them compare features and prices. Wait a minute, you're thinking - online health insurance exchanges? Isn't that the Obamacare insurance market launch on Oct. 1st? No, these Medicare exchanges are completely [...]

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 [...]

Will ObamaCare Kill CA Health Insurance?

Will ObamaCare Kill CA Health Insurance?

Will relatively young and healthy people purchase health insurance from the ObamaCare exchanges? After the release of insurance premiums by California's ObamaCare-mandated health insurance exchange—"Covered California"—the participation of the Golden State's youth is the topic of serious debate. David Hogberg at the National Policy Analysis [...]

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