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  • On California initiatives, money talked, the public interest walked

    On California initiatives, money talked, the public interest walked
    It was obvious from the start that the cascade of corporate cash into ballot initiative campaigns in California this year would be overwhelming. The reality did not disappoint. That reality had to please the biggest spenders, notably the insurance...
  • Prop. 45's resounding defeat is a boon for health insurers

    Prop. 45's resounding defeat is a boon for health insurers
    Already a financial bonanza for health insurers, Obamacare paid off for the industry again at the ballot box as Californians soundly rejected a bid to rein in health insurance rates. Even so, the companies still face heat over their ever-increasing...
  • Proposition 45 falters; would have regulated health insurance rates

    Proposition 45 falters; would have regulated health insurance rates
    Proposition 45, a ballot measure that would have allowed regulation of some health insurance premiums, has failed, AP reports. The measure was targeted by a $57-million opposition campaign. The initiative would have given California's elected...
  • Sign-ups for Obamacare better -- but hardly perfect

    Sign-ups for Obamacare better -- but hardly perfect
    Cathy Cortijo spoke calmly into the phone, but frustration was evident in her voice. "I've been literally 50-something minutes just trying to get in," she said, pleadingly, to the representative on the other end of the line. What Cortijo, an...
  • Susan Tompor: Hardship exemption for health coverage can be confusing

    One quirky twist in the Affordable Care Act is that millions of uninsured people could need a year-end tax checkup, if they want to avoid headaches and penalties when they file their tax returns next year. Sure, taxes are already plenty confusing. But...
  • Expanded health coverage merits push from leaders: Editorial

    Expanded health coverage merits push from leaders: Editorial
    The Florida Legislature's new top officers, Senate President Andy Gardiner of Orlando and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli of Merritt Island, began laying out their policy agendas after they formally took charge of their chambers in Tallahassee this past...
  • Health exchange officials must work to improve the quality of care

    Health exchange officials must work to improve the quality of care
    The National Alliance on Mental Illness applauds the Easter Seals' recent article encouraging lawmakers to improve health insurance plan benefits for millions of Americans ("Getting what you pay for in the ACA," Nov. 15). At NAMI Maryland we strongly...
  • Md. health exchange enrolls 16,700 in first week

    Md. health exchange enrolls 16,700 in first week
    The Maryland health exchange has enrolled more than 16,700 people in private insurance plans and Medicaid during what was mostly a trouble-free first week for users of the new website. It took more than two months to enroll that many people last year...
  • Maryland to expand Medicaid coverage for transgender patients

    Maryland to expand Medicaid coverage for transgender patients
    Health officials in Maryland are moving for the first time to provide transition-related health care coverage to low-income transgender residents who receive Medicaid in the state. "We are in the process of submitting state regulations and will seek...
  • Obamacare: Beyond the website

    Obamacare: Beyond the website
    While it's too early to declare the new Maryland health insurance exchange website a complete success, its largely smooth launch this week offers the prospect that this open enrollment period will be focused less on the technology and more on ensuring...
  • With 'Luck,' Illinois hopes to lure young adults to buy insurance

    With 'Luck,' Illinois hopes to lure young adults to buy insurance
    A new ad campaign from Illinois is making fun of a no-insurance mindset to try to get young adults to sign up for health insurance, using the tag line, "You'll be okay, probably." The ads, which show young people cavorting around Chicago in cardboard...