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Healthcare Policies (INACTIVE)

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  • White House extends healthcare signup deadline by one day

    White House extends healthcare signup deadline by one day
    HONOLULU -- Federal officials said Monday they would extend by 24 hours -- to midnight Tuesday -- the deadline to sign up to receive healthcare coverage beginning Jan. 1 under the Affordable Care Act. The announcement came as President Obama, in an...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Medi-Cal braces for New Year's jolt as Obamacare kicks in

    Medi-Cal braces for New Year's jolt as Obamacare kicks in
    It's one of the next big hurdles for the Obamacare rollout: What will happen when hundreds of thousands of low-income Californians shift from county health plans to the state's huge Medi-Cal system on Jan. 1? Judging from a similar surge in 2011,...
  • Obama's healthcare law takes full effect this week

    Obama's healthcare law takes full effect this week
    WASHINGTON — Nearly four years after it was signed and after months of scrambling and uncertainty, President Obama's landmark bid to guarantee Americans health security takes full effect Wednesday as the Affordable Care Act begins delivering...
  • For Congress, healthcare plans remain a notch above

    For Congress, healthcare plans remain a notch above
    WASHINGTON — Trying to align lawmakers with the people they represent, Congress three years ago decided that when the new healthcare plan took effect, members would give up their platinum health benefits and enroll in the online marketplaces created...
  • Republicans cannot rely on ire at Obamacare to last

    Republicans cannot rely on ire at Obamacare to last
    Before noon Monday 375,000 Americans logged on to HealthCare.gov and discovered that, though the federal website is working far better than at its launch in October, it still runs into problems when demand gets too high. That is both the good news and the...
  • White House to revive Obamacare PR push

    White House to revive Obamacare PR push
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama and his allies will try Tuesday to revive the stalled promotional campaign for the new health insurance marketplaces, aiming to boost enrollment before the Dec. 23 deadline. Obama will kick off the push with a statement...
  • Laptop thefts compromise 700,000-plus hospital patient files

    The theft of two laptop computers from a hospital administration office in Alhambra has compromised the health information of 729,000 patients, including their social security numbers, officials said Monday. The laptops were stolen Oct. 12 and contain...
  • Kaiser faults California's exchange for lack of quality ratings

    Kaiser faults California's exchange for lack of quality ratings
    Healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente and two other insurers say California's insurance exchange is withholding crucial information from consumers by not posting quality ratings alongside health plan rates. The insurance companies said "there has never...