Monthly Archives: November 2017


Spring promises of partnership on health-care reform are growing cold for states

BY REA S. HEDERMAN JR., OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 11/02/17 11:40 AM EDT THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL   © Getty Images In March, the Trump administration announced new plans for state flexibility on health-care waivers for both Medicaid and state innovation 1332 waivers found in the […]

Politicians focus on wrong part of health-care problem: Advisor

Advisor Carolyn McClanahan says that when it comes to health care, politicians are focusing on payment when they should be concentrating on costs. McClanahan is advocating for a network of nationalized community health centers to deliver primary care. She says real-world health-care workers are being ignored by Washington political ideologues. Jim Pavia | @jimpavia Published 9:03 AM […]
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Tax Reform: A Back Door To Killing Health Care, Medicare, And More

Judy Stone , CONTRIBUTOR  Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Nursing home patient being fed (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Having failed at directly destroying health care through repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Republicans in the House are trying again by doing an end run in their tax reform bill. There are so […]

ABC7 SoCal Spotlight: Covered California

Saturday, November 04, 2017 08:21AM Open enrollment for health coverage in California for 2019 is happening now and will end on January 31, 2018. We are putting health insurance in the SoCal Spotlight with James Scullary from Covered California. Covered California is the health insurance marketplace in the state of California that negotiates on behalf […]

Record level of sign-ups for Obamacare plans reported despite Trump administration opposition

A record number of people signed up for Obamacare plans on the first day of the enrollment season, according to a new report. In California, Obamacare sign-ups were up 25 percent on the first day. The upward bump came despite a slashing of enrollment promotion budgets by the Trump administration. Dan Mangan | @_DanMangan Published 12:13 […]
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Surcharge could hit Covered California customers

Paul SissonContact Reporter Thousands of Covered California policyholders can save money this year by paying extra attention to a few unprecedented changes which could dramatically affect the cost of health coverage in 2018. President Donald Trump’s recent order to withhold special payments to health insurance companies, and a decision by Anthem Blue Cross to pull […]

The tricky math of Obamacare premium hikes

By WALECIA KONRAD MONEYWATCH November 7, 2017, 5:00 AM Premium prices for health care policies sold on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces were finally made public just before open enrollment started on Nov. 1. As shown in a recent Kaiser Family Foundation analysis, the numbers offer a revealing look into some surprising trends and some important points consumers need […]
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Obama Takes To Twitter To Promote Obamacare Enrollment

November 1, 20171:38 PM ET ALISON KODJAK Twitter Get America Covered/Screenshot by NPR Former President Barack Obama took to Twitter Wednesday morning to encourage people to shop for Affordable Care Act health insurance. Obama’s rare appeal comes as his signature health care law is under attack by his successor, President Trump, and Republicans in Congress. […]
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Covered California addresses enrollment uncertainty in Salinas

Cristian Ponce, The CalifornianPublished 5:48 p.m. PT Nov. 7, 2017 (Photo: Cristian Ponce) Covered California made a stop in Salinas as a part of their ‘Covered in Art’ statewide bus tour on Tuesday to spread awareness and bring calm in regard to the uncertainty in Washington and the status of the Affordable Care Act. “We’re here in […]

Medicaid Expansion Wins In Maine In Victory For Obamacare

Bruce Japsen , CONTRIBUTOR I write about healthcare business and policy  Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Susan Johnston helps coordinate the election day canvassing effort at the Mainers for Health Care headquarters for ballot question 2 to expand Medicaid, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Portland, Maine. Voters in Maine will join 31 other states and […]
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