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Hispanic Children’s Uninsured Rate Hits Record Low

January 19, 2016

The rate of Hispanic children without health insurance fell to a historic low in 2014, the first year that key parts of Obamacare took effect, but they still represent a disproportionate share of the nation’s uninsured youth, according to a new study. Read More

HHS Reports Slight Uptick in HealthCare.gov Signups

January 19, 2016

About 8.7 million customers had selected a plan on the federal HealthCare.gov exchange as of Jan. 9, according to a government update Wednesday that showed only a slight uptick in consumer interest between crucial deadlines to get covered under Obamacare in 2016. Read More

Some Marketplace Customers Spend 25 Percent Of Income On Health Expenses

January 19, 2016

Even with subsidies to make coverage more affordable, many people who buy health insurance on the marketplaces spend more than 10 percent of their income on premiums, deductibles and other out-of-pocket payments, a recent study found. Among those hit hardest, the researchers said, are people who spend nearly a quarter of their income on health care expenses. Read More

CMS Unveils 21 Next Generation ACO Participants

January 12, 2016

On Monday, CMS announced that 21 organizations -- including three in California -- initially will participate in its Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model, MedPage Today reports (Frieden, MedPage Today, 1/11). Read More