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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
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  • Thousands on Peninsula signed up for Affordable Care Act health insurance

    Thousands on Peninsula signed up for Affordable Care Act health insurance
    With just a couple of weeks left in the Affordable Care Act's special enrollment period for health insurance in 2015, the federal government has released more details on those who signed up during the primary open enrollment, which ended Feb. 15. The...
  • IMS: US prescription drug spending jumped 13 pct. in 2014

    U.S. spending on prescription drugs soared last year, driven up primarily by costly breakthrough medicines, manufacturer price hikes and a surge from millions of people newly insured due to the Affordable Care Act. Spending rose 13 percent, the biggest...
  • Head of Anthem Blue Cross in California is leaving

    Head of Anthem Blue Cross in California is leaving
    The leader of Anthem Blue Cross in California, the state's largest for-profit health insurer, is leaving for another job. Mark Morgan, 48, president of the company's California business since 2013, will depart April 24. Pam Kehaly, his predecessor...
  • UC study: Public aid goes mainly to working families

    UC study: Public aid goes mainly to working families
    Labor economists at UC Berkeley issued a new report Monday showing that more than half the public assistance around the country, whether it be health insurance, food aid or welfare, goes to working families. It's disheartening that so many Americans...
  • Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 US adults now have health insurance

    Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday. As recently as 2013, slightly more than 8 out of 10 had coverage. Whether the new number from the...
  • State's top medical official should speak up on health insurance

    State's top medical official should speak up on health insurance
    Florida's Senate Health Policy Committee was right to postpone confirmation last week of Department of Health Secretary John Armstrong, who refused to opine on a Senate bill that would provide health coverage to more than 800,000 uninsured residents....
  • Health center services in demand at new site in Evanston

    Health center services in demand at new site in Evanston
    Lisa Robinson, the operations director at the Erie Evanston/Skokie Health Center, was leading some visitors around the center earlier this year when she stopped in front of a station where a health worker in medical gown and surgical mask was leaning over...
  • Nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance

    Underlining a change across the nation,nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday. As recently as 2013, slightly more than 8 out of 10 had coverage. Whether the new number from the...
  • Feud between state Senate, Gov. Scott boils over

    Feud between state Senate, Gov. Scott boils over
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott headed for California on Sunday for a two-day mission to lure jobs to Florida, leaving behind a seemingly intractable budget battle and a growing rift between his administration and the Florida Senate. The feud...
  • How should we pay doctors under Medicare?

    In recent weeks, reform legislation that proposes to change how Medicare pays physicians drew much attention. The prod to action was the imminent expiring of the present fee schedule. For many years, Congress had failed to reach agreement about the...
  • Dancing on graves of poor people

    Dancing on graves of poor people
    Legislators must accomplish just one task during their annual 60-day legislative session — pass a state budget. But this year, it's hard to see how the Florida House and Senate are ever going to get there. The Senate, long considered the more...