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Broker websites expand health plan shopping options while glossing over details

Some websites consumers use to buy their own health insurance don't provide full information on plan choices or Medicaid eligibility, and appear to encourage selection of less comprehensive coverage that provides higher commissions to brokers, according to a report released Friday by the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
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California’s uninsured rate declined last year despite federal efforts to roll back ACA

By Phil Galewitz, California Healthline The percentage of people without health insurance continued to decline in California last year, according to a closely watched report from the Census Bureau, released this week. The state’s uninsured rate edged down even as Republicans in Washington, D.C. sought to roll back the Affordable Care Act. The rate of uninsurance dropped in just two other two states: New York and Louisiana. In the Golden State, the rate of uninsured residents stood at 7.2 percent...
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Dangling a carrot for patients to take healthy steps: Does it work?

By Anna Gorman, California Healthline Patricia Alexander knew she needed a mammogram but just couldn’t find the time. “Every time I made an appointment, something would come up,” said Alexander, 53, who lives in Moreno Valley. Over the summer, her doctor’s office, part of Vantage Medical Group, promised her a $25 Target gift card if she got the exam. Alexander, who’s insured through Medi-Cal, California’s version of the Medicaid program for lower-income people, said that helped motivate her to m...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Minnesota, Obamacare, California, Sport, Hospitals, Soccer, Healthcare, Long Beach, Medicaid, Kaiser Health News, Alexander, Moreno Valley, Temecula


Beware of Colorado Republicans Claiming to Have Multiple Replacements for Obamacare

The Colorado Republican congressional delegation is talking a lot about replacements for Obamacare, as if they have something in mind, or many options to choose from, without actually pointing to an actual factual replacement. As an example of how Republicans disguise their absence of a plan as a plan, check out this passage from a Jan. 13 Denver Post opinion piece, authored by all of Colorado's GOP members of Congress (with the glaring exception of U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner.) And speaking of repla...
Tags: Health, News, Obamacare, Congress, Colorado, Gop, Wyoming, Louisiana, Republican, Vox, Bill Cassidy, Huffington Post, Trump, 114th Congress, Denver Post, Gardner



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