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Obama Touts California as Health-Care Reform Model

Obama Touts California as Health-Care Reform Model

The impact of President Obama's health-care law on medical costs is hotly debated. On Friday, he argued his side, highlighting trends in California where premiums by some measures may not change much. Critics, however, say the law will push health premiums up, not down, and many Americans appear to share that worry. The debate is complicated, and [...]

A Hidden Tax in Obamacare?

A Hidden Tax in Obamacare?

The central provisions of the Affordable Care Act require younger and healthier Americans to buy insurance policies that will, in essence, subsidize the healthcare of older and sicker Americans. But one of Obamacare's hidden taxes — a new limit on contributions to health flexible spending accounts, or FSAs — will hit older and chronically [...]

State Lacks Doctors to Meet Demand of National Healthcare Law

State Lacks Doctors to Meet Demand of National Healthcare Law

Some lawmakers want to fill the gap by redefining who can provide healthcare and are working on proposals that would enable physician assistants, nurse practitioners, optometrists and pharmacists to diagnose, treat and manage some illnesses. They are working on proposals that would allow physician assistants to treat more patients and nurse [...]

Health Net’s Western Region Expects Lower Enrollment For Certain Products

Health Net’s Western Region Expects Lower Enrollment For Certain Products

IN CALIFORNIA • Health Net’s Western Region Expects Lower Enrollment For Certain Products • Community Activists Demand Action Against HealthCare Partners • CDI Revokes Life Agent’s License NEW PRODUCTS • Variable Annuity Rider • Term Life EVENTS • Healthcare Webinars LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE • Could An Actuary Have [...]

Loophole in ObamaCare Causing Premiums to Rise?

Loophole in ObamaCare Causing Premiums to Rise?

While affordability was at the heart of the White House’s argument for the Affordable Healthcare Act, so far, there are few signs that health care will become more affordable as a result of the law. Indeed, it increasingly looks as if the opposite could be true — that ObamaCare may be causing higher premiums rather than preventing [...]

Surcharges Will Fund Most Online Exchanges

Surcharges Will Fund Most Online Exchanges

California, which will run the country’s largest insurance market, will do so without taking a cent from the state treasury.  Instead, operations of the market, also called an exchange, will be financed by a surcharge on the billions of dollars in insurance premiums sold in the exchange. That’s the same way most state and [...]

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