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  • Obamacare enrollment resumes amid controversy

    Obamacare enrollment resumes amid controversy
    Florida consumers plunged into a second open enrollment period for health insurance under Obamacare on Saturday, with more plans to choose from and 150 "navigators" standing by to guide them through the process. Average rates for "silver plans," the...
  • Medicaid patients denied new hepatitis C cures

     Medicaid patients denied new hepatitis C cures
    Revolutionary new drugs are curing hepatitis C, halting a disease that can corrode the liver to the point of cirrhosis, cancer and death. But state restrictions on who can get the costly drugs are keeping them out of reach for some of the poorest...
  • Year 2 of Obamacare enrollment brings new hurdles

    Year 2 of Obamacare enrollment brings new hurdles
    The low-key start of the Affordable Care Act's second open enrollment period Saturday marked an improvement over last year's disastrous launch, but consumers and officials face a new set of challenges in the coming months. The federal website appeared to...
  • Health shouldn't be based on where you live

    Health shouldn't be based on where you live
    Strand by strand, my younger sister has been pulling the threads of her life back together after a couple of lost decades. A year ago at age 52, and with the financial support of our extended family, she found housing in Virginia, where we were both...
  • Social impact bonds tap private money for public health

    South Carolina is turning to an unusual source to finance a new program intended to reduce the state's high rate of premature births: private investors. If the program succeeds in reducing that rate among Medicaid beneficiaries, and reduces state...
  • For legislators, a generous benefit

    Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the Daily Press on Feb. 22, 2014. In all the angry debate over extending health care coverage to Virginians living below the poverty line, there's been one taxpayer-funded insurance program Virginia...
  • Enrollment Begins Saturday On Connecticut's Health Insurance Exchange

    Enrollment Begins Saturday On Connecticut's Health Insurance Exchange
    NEW BRITAIN — Open enrollment for 2015 medical coverage starts Saturday on Connecticut's public health insurance exchange, Access Health CT, with the goal of driving down the state's uninsured rate below the current 4 percent. It's the second...
  • Check your ACA policy before automatic renewal

    Health care enrollment through the Affordable Care Act's federally facilitated online marketplace, healthcare.gov, opens Saturday. Consumers can compare plans and shop online for private insurance and determine if they're eligible for federal...
  • Omega's story speaks to rise of healthcare properties

    Omega's story speaks to rise of healthcare properties
    Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. faltered in the late 1990s after cuts to Medicare and Medicaid drained the business of clients. As federal budget cuts rippled through the system, Omega reeled. Founded in 1992, the Hunt Valley-based real estate investment...
  • Spoiled by politics

    The atmosphere surrounding the Affordable Care Act is so noxious that even reasonable measures to improve it struggle to find oxygen. Consider the crisis that played out this week in Richmond, one that promises to echo across the commonwealth. On...
  • Lehigh County commissioners not sold on Cedarbrook upgrades

    Lehigh County commissioners not sold on Cedarbrook upgrades
    Lehigh County Commissioner Vic Mazziotti said Wednesday that plans to attract higher-paying patients to subsidize a nursing home with a mission to serve the community's neediest put him in a philosophical bind. Those plans would upgrade a wing of Lehigh...