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  • No one wants to talk about death, but you need to anyway

    No one wants to talk about death, but you need to anyway
    In a culture in which speaking about death and dying has long been taboo, and with a healthcare system that does not foster such conversations, it should come as no surprise that only about 30% of Americans have advance directives for healthcare on file....
  • Health insurance cancellation notices leave 500,000 uncovered

    Health insurance cancellation notices leave 500,000 uncovered
    WASHINGTON -- Fewer than 500,000 people who received health insurance cancellation notices have not yet signed up for new coverage, Obama administration officials said Thursday. The senior administration officials said they had arrived at the estimate...
  • Administration opens first hole in health law mandate

    Administration opens first hole in health law mandate
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has opened a small, but potentially important, hole in a key requirement of the new healthcare law, letting some people who have had insurance policies cancelled avoid the requirement to buy coverage next year. The...
  • Who are the new uninsureds?

    Who are the new uninsureds?
    It was always the case that the nation's medically uninsured were disproportionately non-white, poor and southern. These people were the prime targets of the Affordable Care Act, which aimed to bring them coverage in part by the federally-funded expansion...
  • Employers cut health coverage, find scapegoat: Obamacare

    Employers cut health coverage, find scapegoat: Obamacare
    If there's been one inexorable trend coming out of the HR departments of major employers, it's been the steady erosion of worker pay and benefits. Razor-thin raises, defined benefit pensions replaced by 401(k) plans, shrinking healthcare--if you've been...
  • Celebrities and social media promote healthcare enrollment

    Celebrities and social media promote healthcare enrollment
    It was just last week when officials at the state's health insurance exchange, Covered California, gave the green light to Obama impersonator Iman Crosson to come up with a rap song to sell young people on the virtues of Obamacare. The turnaround was...
  • Many who enrolled in health plans still await confirmation

    Many who enrolled in health plans still await confirmation
    Thousands of Californians have overcome long waits and website glitches to sign up for Obamacare insurance, but now enrollment snags may prevent some of them from actually having coverage starting Jan. 1. Some people who picked a health plan as far back...
  • Seeing the positive changes brought by the federal health law

    Seeing the positive changes brought by the federal health law
    This was the year that millions of Americans learned that health insurance is complicated. The landscape they discovered is ugly. Paying a premium doesn't mean your costs are over. Lower premiums mean higher deductibles, higher fees at the doctor's...
  • Waiting for confirmation under Obamacare

     Waiting for confirmation under Obamacare
    If you managed to sign up for health insurance under Obamacare before the Dec. 23 deadline for coverage that starts Wednesday, you may be wondering what's next. First, you'll want to be looking for confirmation from your insurance company that you are...
  • LAFD halts popular Twitter feed, blocks access to 911 call records

    LAFD halts popular Twitter feed, blocks access to 911 call records
    The Los Angeles Fire Department put its social media accounts on “hiatus” Thursday and announced it was refusing access to 911 audio recordings and database records that document the department’s response to life-and-death medical...
  • Obamacare sign-ups continue to increase

    Obamacare sign-ups continue to increase
    WASHINGTON — Growing numbers of Americans are signing up for insurance through President Obama's health law, with more than 250,000 selecting a plan in November, according to a new government report. That is more than double the number in October,...