Month: October 2019
Covered California Enrollment Opens This Week, With New State Financial Aid For Some
People buying insurance through Covered California might see lower prices this time around, following changes in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s most recent state budget. Enrollment for the state’s health benefit exchange begins Oct. 15. Certain low-income Californians are already eligible for subsidies from the federal government to help pay their premiums, but this year there are new state dollars to help low and middle income residents.
CHOICE Administrators announced a new brand identity and refreshed logos for its two businesses, CaliforniaChoice and ChoiceBuilder. The new logos reflect CHOICE Administrators’ larger goal to evolve its brand to reflect a modern approach to small business health care.
Fertility Options for Cancer Patients Must Be Covered Under New California Law
California will require health insurance companies to cover the cost of fertility procedures for patients undergoing treatment that can make it difficult to have children, such as chemotherapy, under a bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday.
Humana filed suit Friday against more than a dozen generic drugmakers, including Teva Pharmaceuticals, alleging the companies engage in price fixing.
Enrollment in Medicaid in 2019 declined by nearly 2% and is expected to be largely flat, with an increase of 0.8%, next year due in part to the economy and stringent eligibility rules, according to a new survey.
Change is coming for Nevadans who purchase health insurance through the online marketplace available to those who aren’t insured through their employers, Medicare or Medicaid.
More Autonomy in Nevada Health Insurance Exchange As Open Enrollment Nears
Open enrollment for health plans through the Affordable Care Act will have a slightly different feel this year in Nevada. Namely, a break from the federal exchange.
Expanding ACA Could Hike Coverage While Costing Less Than Single Payer
As the presidential candidates spar over health reform proposals, a new analysis of eight different Democratic reform models found they would cover from 11 million to 35 million more Americans while costing the federal government from $590 billion to $34 trillion over 10 years.
House Democrats Change Drug Pricing Bill in Bid to Address Progressive Concerns
House Democratic leaders are adjusting their signature bill to lower drug prices in an effort to address progressive concerns that a previous version of it was not strong enough.
A day after they sparred in a Democratic presidential debate, Mr. Biden aimed more criticism at Ms. Warren, who has joined him as a front-runner.