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  • Covered California makes final push for Obamacare sign-ups

    Covered California makes final push for Obamacare sign-ups
    Short of its enrollment goal ahead of a Sunday deadline, California's Obamacare exchange made a final push for sign-ups at Los Angeles area clinics, churches and shopping malls. Covered California officials said enrollment was up sharply heading into...
  • Volunteers help with health care sign-ups at ACA deadline

     Volunteers help with health care sign-ups at ACA deadline
    On the last day to get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act before emergency room fees would kick in, Orange and Osceola residents had the opportunity to sign up at two events organized by Working America and Rep. Alan Grayson. "We have made...
  • Diane Koken: Congress should extend funds for CHIP program

    I spent the last 40 years of my career working on insurance issues in Pennsylvania, both on the public and private side. Including my time spent as general counsel of a large Pennsylvania insurance company and as Insurance Commissioner under Govs. Tom...
  • Confusion mounts as Medicaid patients shift to managed care

    Confusion mounts as Medicaid patients shift to managed care
    When Angelica Hernandez received a letter from the state telling her to pick a Medicaid managed-care plan for her daughter, the Naperville woman chose one that included the doctor's office where she had always taken the 10-year-old girl. After selecting...
  • Health insurance enrollment deadline looms

    Health insurance enrollment deadline looms
    Health advocates across the state have begun the final push to enroll citizens in insurance plans under health care reform, enticing them with a star Orioles player, extended hours and late-night breakfast at Denny's. The Feb. 15 deadline to enroll is...
  • BCBSNC escapes health care hackers

    BCBSNC escapes health care hackers Alex Dixon The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C. DURHAM -- The infiltration of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield's customer data has not impacted the technology system of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC),...
  • Reports show about 20,000 Alaskans expected to enroll under expanded Medicaid in 1st year

    Expanding Medicaid coverage would save Alaska money, a new state health department report said. The report, released Friday, says the state will be able to offset new costs associated with expansion by reducing or eliminating contributions to programs...
  • Add health coverage, fill budget hole: Editorial

    Add health coverage, fill budget hole: Editorial
    Gov. Rick Scott's budget proposal may have sprung a leak this week. A top federal health official said the Obama administration was not planning to pony up $1.3 billion next year, which Scott had banked on, to extend a program that reimburses hospitals in...
  • A teen pregnancy prevention breakthrough

    President Barack Obama hailed a landmark achievement in his State of the Union address last month: Teen pregnancies in the U.S. have hit an all-time low. But the U.S. still has a teen birthrate of 31.2 per 1,000 teens, nearly one-and-a-half times the rate...
  • News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EST

    In a state where tobacco interests once had a firm grip on the levers of politics, the Kentucky House of Representatives on Friday passed a ban on smoking in workplaces and indoor public places. The legislation faces tougher odds in the Republican-...
  • Critics fault Hogan's plan to cut Medicaid spending

    Critics fault Hogan's plan to cut Medicaid spending
    When Elissia Ellis gave birth to her second son this week, the entire pregnancy hardly cost her a penny. Four ultrasounds, more than a dozen doctor visits, genetic screens and other tests — plus the delivery itself — were covered by...