| Apr 14, 2014
| 7:22 AM
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...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:52 PM
The vast majority of people who bought health insurance through the state's new online marketplace chose plans offered by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the state's dominant insurer. Even more called the carrier and enrolled directly, according to data...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:41 AM
In an op-ed piece published this morning, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam argues that Virginia's ongoing difficulties helping and dealing with people with mental illnesses could be addressed by expanding Medicaid coverage and tapping a new funding source for their...
| May 21, 2014
| 3:33 PM
The U.S. attorney’s office in Portland has issued subpoenas to Oregon’s health insurance exchange as part of a grand jury investigation into the spectacular failure of the state’s system, which was never able to enroll consumers online...
| May 22, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Gov. McAuliffe today visited Open High School Richmond, whose students led a walk-out protest last month over school funding, to mark the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision desegregating schools.
The anniversary was actually...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:01 PM
It’s common knowledge that Gov. Rick Scott was against taking federal money for Medicaid expansion before he was for it.
He spurned the funds back when he was still flush with conservative fervor after using his own money to buy himself into...
| May 5, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Giving more people health insurance could save tens of thousands of lives nationwide, according to a new analysis of data from Massachusetts, whose reforms became the model for President Obama's health law.
Throughout the national debate over the...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Almost 18,680 people asked for more time to sign up for insurance through the state's health exchange because they had trouble with the website during open enrollment, but exchange officials said Tuesday that many have already had their issues addressed....
| May 16, 2014
| 8:09 AM
Fifty-four Virginia legislators - approaching 40 percent of the entire General Assembly - voted with the Virginia Chamber's position 100 percent of the time in Richmond during the past session.
The chamber held a thank you reception last night in...
| May 18, 2014
A Melrose Park pain specialist charged Medicare the highest rate allowed for more than 80 percent of her established patients' office visits in 2012, government records show.
That same year, a Chicago Heights internist classified every single patient...
| May 14, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Debra K. Ferguson started work as commissioner of Virginia's Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services on April 28, filling the post left by the retirement of James W. Stewart III earlier this year.
"I'm new to Virginia. I have a lot to...