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  • Land of Lincoln to give free health checks at Walgreens

    Land of Lincoln to give free health checks at Walgreens
    Startup insurer Land of Lincoln Health is partnering with Walgreen Co. to offer health screenings to its members at no out-of-pocket cost. The screenings, available Nov. 1 at 62 Illinois Walgreens locations, will include tests for such things as high...
  • 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...
  • Health insurance exchange opens for 2015 enrollment

    Health insurance exchange opens for 2015 enrollment
    It's Round 2 for the state health insurance exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act. After a shaky start, plagued by problems with the government's website, almost 200,000 Virginians enrolled through the state's federally facilitated exchange...
  • 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...
  • Anthem, Hartford HealthCare Near Contract Deadline

    The state's largest health insurer and a network of five major Connecticut hospitals still had not reached an agreement Monday afternoon with less than 36 hours to go before the existing contract expires at midnight Tuesday. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue...
  • 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...
  • Obamacare doctor networks to stay limited in 2015

    Obamacare doctor networks to stay limited in 2015
    Finding a doctor who takes Obamacare coverage could be just as frustrating for Californians in 2015 as the health-law expansion enters its second year. The state's largest health insurers are sticking with their often-criticized narrow networks of...
  • ObamaCare, year two: Insurance firms hiring agents to help consumers choose wisely

    ObamaCare, year two: Insurance firms hiring agents to help consumers choose wisely
    With the open enrollment period beginning on Nov. 15 for the second year of health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the program known as ObamaCare is still so new and confusing that some insurance companies are hiring new agents to help...
  • Health insurers spending millions to beat pro-consumer ballot measures

    Health insurers spending millions to beat pro-consumer ballot measures
    The latest campaign spending figures on California's two big healthcare ballot initiatives are just in, courtesy of the watchdog group MapLight, and they're mind-boggling. If you're curious about one significant driver of healthcare costs, here it is:...
  • 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...
  • Insurance commissioner race pits two starkly different candidates

    Insurance commissioner race pits two starkly different candidates
    SACRAMENTO — Few jobs at the state Capitol have more effect on citizen pocketbook issues than California's elected insurance commissioner. The commissioner oversees a $123-billion-a-year industry that includes automobile, homeowner and dozens of...