Month: September 2014
Covered California continues to struggle with problems involving patient access. As the health exchange prepares for its second open enrollment, it is redoubling efforts to ensure that health plans provide accurate doctor lists and sign up enough health-care professionals to see patients in a timely way.
California's health insurance exchange is vowing to fix enrollment delays and dropped coverage for about 30,000 consumers before the next sign-up period this fall.
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the secretary of Health and Human Services, said Monday in her first major speech that she wanted to move beyond the politics of health care and work with members of both parties to improve the management and operation of HealthCare.gov, the website used by millions of people to sign up for insurance coverage.
Two Planned Parenthood chapters, two United Way organizations, a food bank association and a Catholic hospital system are among 90 nonprofit groups that will receive a total of $60 million to help people sign up for health insurance, the Department of Health and Human Services announced today.
Steve Michaelson wants us to get down to business. The Las Vegan emailed us about the spate of stories we've written on locals who've been unable to get medical coverage or care despite paying months' worth of premiums to Nevada Health Link.
Staff members at Nevada's state-based Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) exchange say the state should focus on getting the state's version of HealthCare.gov working properly this fall, not chase after efforts to set up a state-based enrollment system in 2016.
Preparing for the second year of Obamacare enrollment, California unveiled new television ads and handed out $14.6 million to community groups for consumer outreach.
Don't look for an announcement Monday about which health plans will participate next year in Covered California's Small Employer Health Options Program -- better known as SHOP.
A federal appeals court in New Orleans is reviewing whether 11 clinics that provide abortion in Texas must immediately close their doors because they don't comply with a state law requiring that they meet all the standards of an outpatient surgical center.
Maria Cruz had never heard the word autism until her daughter, Shirley, was diagnosed as a toddler.