Paul Ryan eyes Medicare cuts, and he thinks Trump may help

The Rachel Maddow Show / The MaddowBlog U.S. President Donald Trump (C) listens to House Speaker Paul Ryan (L) as he gathers with Congressional Republicans in the Rose Garden of the White House… CARLOS BARRIA 12/07/17 11:06 AM—UPDATED 12/07/17 11:11 AM By Steve Benen The Republican plan has never been a secret: in the broadest sense, the party is […]
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Influx of shoppers expected for early Obamacare deadline

Holly Fletcher, USA TODAY NETWORK – TennesseePublished 8:52 p.m. CT Dec. 6, 2017 | Updated 10:10 a.m. CT Dec. 7, 2017 Open enrollment for Obamacare 2018 plans began Nov. 1. For most states, the last day to sign up is Dec. 15. Video provided by Newsy Newslook (Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) CONNECTTWEET 1LINKEDIN 1COMMENTEMAILMORE Updated to reflect recent data from […]
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Medicare Open Enrollment Deadline is Thursday: What You Need to Know

Open enrollment has been extended to Dec. 31 for those living in designated disaster areas nationwide By Danielle Abreu AP This image provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services shows what the new Medicare cards will look like. The cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft. No more Social Security numbers will […]
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Covered California enrollment up 28 percent so far

By Catherine Ho December 6, 2017 Photo: Michael Short, Special To The Chronicle Pedestrians walk past signs for Covered California in the windows of the Asian Health Services offices in January. Roughly 1.3 million Californians are enrolled in plans through the exchange. Enrollment in health plans on Covered California, the state-run insurance exchange created by the […]

Dementia: number of people affected to triple in next 30 years

News release 7 DECEMBER 2017 | GENEVA – As the global population ages, the number of people living with dementia is expected to triple from 50 million to 152 million by 2050. “Nearly 10 million people develop dementia each year, 6 million of them in low- and middle-income countries,” says Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of […]

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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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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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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