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  • Covered California enrolls nearly 1 million in health plans

    Covered California enrolls nearly 1 million in health plans
    California is nearing 1 million people enrolled in Obamacare coverage, but the state's insurance exchange is still running behind in signing up Latinos and young people. In figures released Thursday, the state said 923,832 people had picked a health...
  • Watch an expert teach a smug U.S. senator about Canadian healthcare

    Watch an expert teach a smug U.S. senator about Canadian healthcare
    A U.S. politician's I-don't-need-no-stinkin'-facts approach to health policy ran smack into some of those troublesome facts Tuesday at a Senate hearing on single-payer healthcare, as it's practiced in Canada and several other countries. The countries in...
  • Obamacare and rising deductibles: A dialogue

    Obamacare and rising deductibles: A dialogue
    David Goldhill, whose Wall Street Journal review of Ezekiel Emanuel's book on healthcare policy was at the heart of our post this week on Obamacare's effect on rising deductibles, takes issue with my interpretation of the trends and how the Affordable...
  • New data show Obamacare gaining traction

    New data show Obamacare gaining traction
    Here's a rundown of the latest metrics on the Affordable Care Act. -- The percentage of uninsured Americans is falling sharply, reaching 15.9% as of the end of February, according to Gallup. That's the lowest rate the survey firm has measured since...
  • Prices of new hepatitis C drugs are tough to swallow for insurers

    Prices of new hepatitis C drugs are tough to swallow for insurers
    A pair of new drugs to treat hepatitis C offer a cure for millions of Americans afflicted with the disease — but at a potentially staggering cost to taxpayers and health plans. Until now, therapies for hepatitis C helped only about half of...
  • Consumers allowed to keep substandard health plans into 2017

    Consumers allowed to keep substandard health plans into 2017
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Wednesday that some Americans with health insurance policies that don't meet consumer standards set by the president's new healthcare law would be allowed to keep their plans into 2017, three years...
  • Consumers can keep old health plans into 2017, administration says

    Consumers can keep old health plans into 2017, administration says
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration announced Wednesday that some Americans with health insurance policies that don’t meet consumer standards set by the Affordable Care Act will be allowed to keep their plans into 2017, three years later than...
  • L.A. community colleges urge students to sign up for Obamacare

    L.A. community colleges urge students to sign up for Obamacare
    Danielle Alberts fell and broke her right ankle in three places in 2012. Alberts, who earns about $9,000 a year, went to the hospital and was charged nearly $4,000 for a shot and some pain medication. Alberts did not have health insurance. She refused a...
  • More Latinos enrolling in Covered California health plans

    More Latinos enrolling in Covered California health plans
    More Latinos are signing up for Obamacare coverage in California after a slow start, and the state is spending millions of dollars more on Spanish-language ads ahead of next month's enrollment deadline. The Covered California insurance exchange said...
  • Obamacare enrollees hit snags at doctor's offices

    Obamacare enrollees hit snags at doctor's offices
    After overcoming website glitches and long waits to get Obamacare, some patients are now running into frustrating new roadblocks at the doctor's office. A month into the most sweeping changes to healthcare in half a century, people are having trouble...
  • Target to drop health insurance coverage for part-time workers

    Target to drop health insurance coverage for part-time workers
    Target Corp. announced Tuesday that it would end healthcare coverage for its part-time workers, citing options available to them in state and federal healthcare marketplaces. In a corporate blog post, the Minneapolis company said that the majority of...