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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
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Top Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Articles

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  • Investors eye third quarter medical use from hospitals, insurers

    (Reuters) - Hospitals and insurers are expected to give their clearest view yet on whether people are having more surgeries and other medical procedures during the next few weeks when they report earnings, according to investors who are closely watching...
  • Maryland exchange has been a costly disaster [Letter]

    Maryland exchange has been a costly disaster [Letter]
    Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, when questioned about the Affordable Care Act roll-out fiasco in Maryland, claims there are "more than 450,000 people with new or improved plans." What is not said is how many of those people were forced to sign up because their...
  • Insurers' spending against Prop. 45 tips scale in its favor

    Proposition 45, which would allow California's insurance commissioner to regulate rates for certain medical plans, is a close call for this voter. On the one hand, the commissioner would be touching on — although not exactly duplicating —...
  • Covered California isn't collaborating with Prop. 45 foes

    To the editor: Jamie Court does a disservice to Californians considering the benefits of enrolling for coverage in Covered California's upcoming open enrollment. ("Why California needs Prop. 45," Op-Ed, Oct. 7) Covered California has indeed begun...
  • UCLA study offers hope on emergency room crowding

    UCLA study offers hope on emergency room crowding
    A new UCLA study has found that while people enrolled in low-cost, government-run health plans visit emergency rooms at high rates soon after becoming insured, the number falls dramatically within a year. That's good news, said study author and UCLA...
  • An expert's heroic fact-checking of Mitch McConnell on Obamacare

    An expert's heroic fact-checking of Mitch McConnell on Obamacare
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who is facing a stiff reelection challenge this year, has stuck to his stated determination to repeal the Affordable Care Act if his party takes control of the Senate in the next election. This is a...
  • Pay attention Medicare recipients! Annual enrollment is now open

    Pay attention Medicare recipients! Annual enrollment is now open
    The annual open enrollment period for Medicare health and drug plans begins Wednesday and ends Dec. 7. During the enrollment period, seniors, those age 65 and older, can purchase a Medicare Advantage plan — a private plan that substitutes for...
  • Peninsula hospitals face Medicare fines

    Peninsula hospitals face Medicare fines
    The tightening of Medicare's 30-day readmission guidelines for patients, combined with an escalating fine structure, will cut into reimbursements to hospitals on the Peninsula next year. By expanding the criteria to include the readmission of patients...
  • California will cancel Obamacare coverage for 10,000 over citizenship

    California will cancel Obamacare coverage for 10,000 over citizenship
    California's health insurance exchange is canceling Obamacare coverage for 10,474 people who failed to prove their citizenship or legal residency in the U.S. Covered California, the state-run insurance exchange, enrolled more than 1.2 million people...
  • Virginia gets federal grant for ACA sign ups

    RICHMOND – Virginia has received a $9.3 million federal grant to hire more than 100 people to help people sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. The funding may help Gov. Terry McAuliffe tick off one part of his 10-point...
  • Covered California becomes a prime target in Proposition 45 debate

    Proposition 45 would extend the regulatory power that Proposition 103 gave the state Insurance Commissioner over property and casualty coverage to a new branch of the insurance market: the health policies sold to individuals and small groups. So it's no...