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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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  • Insurance Department Modifies Rates Proposed By Aetna, UnitedHealthcare

    The Connecticut Insurance Department this week modified rates proposed by health insurers for coverage in 2015, including Aetna and UnitedHealthcare. These are the latest of many rate filings that began as early as the summer. Each filing is for a...
  • Obamacare Sunshine Act sheds light on $3.5B paid to doctors

     Obamacare Sunshine Act sheds light on $3.5B paid to doctors
    U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals received nearly $3.5 billion from pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers over the last five months of 2013, according to a partial set of data released Tuesday by the federal government. The data...
  • More simple moves to help you cut health care costs (Part 2 of 2 parts)

    No matter how you get your insurance -- through your employer, from a state exchange, an agent, or directly from an insurance company -- you're paying a bigger share of your health-care costs these days. Higher premiums are only part of the picture....
  • Why we allow Big Pharma to rip us off [Commentary]

    Why we allow Big Pharma to rip us off [Commentary]
    According to a new federal database put online last week, pharmaceutical companies and device makers paid doctors some $380 million in speaking and consulting fees over a five-month period in 2013. Some doctors received over $500,000 each, and some...
  • Republican critic of Congress challenges Alcee Hastings

    Republican critic of Congress challenges Alcee Hastings
    Voters in the 20th congressional district will choose on Nov. 4 between Alcee Hastings, a Democrat with 22 years of experience on Capitol Hill, and a Republican newcomer who scorns all of Congress. "I'm not the incumbent. I haven't given this country $18...
  • Wal-Mart to end healthcare coverage for 30,000 part-timers

    Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is cutting healthcare benefits for roughly 30,000 part-time employees, citing rising costs. Wal-Mart said Tuesday that it will end coverage for employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week. The decision affects 2% of...
  • Redesigned Obamacare website is faster and easier to use

    Redesigned Obamacare website is faster and easier to use
    Obama administration officials expressed confidence Wednesday that the government’s healthcare website will work far more quickly and dependably this year, cutting in half the time needed for most people to apply for insurance. In contrast to last...
  • Why California needs Prop. 45

    Why California needs Prop. 45
    If you believe the advertising on television, health insurance in California is now the best deal since sliced bread. Four health insurance companies, which control 84% of the California market, are spending tens of millions of dollars to convince...
  • Wal-Mart's ACA-approved path to cut costs: end part-timers' coverage

    Wal-Mart gave lawmakers a concise lesson in economics Tuesday when it disclosed that it would no longer offer health insurance to yet more of its part-time employees. According to the Associated Press, the retail giant has decided not to provide...
  • State's Hospitals Not Catching Billing Break

    State's Hospitals Not Catching Billing Break
    Hospitals everywhere struggle with uncompensated care — both uncollectible bills and charity cases the hospital never expects will pay. The Affordable Care Act is supposed to help lessen that financial burden. And nationwide, it's happening,...
  • L.A. County offers $61-million health plan for those still uninsured

    L.A. County offers $61-million health plan for those still uninsured
    Los Angeles County will provide access to a primary care doctor for nearly 150,000 uninsured Los Angeles County residents, including many who are ineligible for Obamacare coverage because they lack legal immigration status. My Health L.A., as the $61-...