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‘Not turning back’: California governor vows to protect state’s health care

‘Not turning back’: California governor vows to protect state’s health care

By Pauline Bartolone Kaiser Health News In an unusually impassioned speech, Gov. Jerry Brown vowed Tuesday to protect California’s health care gains under Obamacare against Republican attempts in Washington, D.C., to roll them back. “More than any other state, California has embraced the Affordable Care Act,” Brown told state legislators and appointees in his annual […]

January 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Few primary care physicians favor full repeal of Obamacare, survey

Few primary care physicians favor full repeal of Obamacare, survey

Repeal all of Obamacare? Primary care physicians not in favor, survey Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine  — Results of a random sample survey of 426 primary care physicians by a team of researchers found that the majority does not support repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in its entirety, and the percentage […]

January 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Everything you need to know about block grants – the heart of GOP’s plans for Medicaid

Everything you need to know about block grants – the heart of GOP’s plans for Medicaid

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News President Donald Trump’s administration made explicit this weekend its commitment to an old GOP strategy for managing Medicaid, the federal-state insurance plan that covers low-income people — turning control of the program to states and capping what the federal government spends on it each year. It’s called “block granting.” Right […]

January 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Uninsured? There’s still time (and good reason) to sign up for 2017 coverage

Uninsured? There’s still time (and good reason) to sign up for 2017 coverage

By Lindsay Bosslet Public Health – Seattle & King County The Affordable Care Act (affectionately, “Obamacare”) may be repealed and replaced under the new federal administration, but there’s still time to take advantage of it. In fact, if you sign up by January 31, you should feel confident that your coverage will remain intact for the rest of […]

January 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Two GOP senators propose plan that would let states keep Obamacare or opt out

Two GOP senators propose plan that would let states keep Obamacare or opt out

By Chad Terhune and Pauline Bartolone Kaiser Health News States could keep their federally funded insurance exchange with consumer protections intact under a proposal unveiled Monday by two Republican U.S. Senators. Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, said their proposed legislation would allow states that embraced the Affordable Care Act to keep operating […]

January 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
People with medical debt most likely to be dunned by collection agencies

People with medical debt most likely to be dunned by collection agencies

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News More people have health insurance than ever before, but many still struggle to pay for care. According to a new report, medical debt is the No. 1 reason consumers reported being contacted by a collection agency. If efforts to overhaul the health law result in more people losing their coverage, those numbers […]

January 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Republican states look to customize Medicaid expansion, not eliminate it.

Republican states look to customize Medicaid expansion, not eliminate it.

By Christine Vestal Stateline As candidates two years ago, the Republican governors of Kentucky and Arkansas swore they would do away with “Obamacare” if elected. But a funny thing happened between the campaign trail and the governor’s mansion: Reality set in. After promising to uproot Kentucky’s Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, Republican Gov. […]

January 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Price, author of long proposal to replace Obamacare, short on specifics in hearing

Price, author of long proposal to replace Obamacare, short on specifics in hearing

Analysis By Miranda Yaver Lecturer in Political Science Yale University It is hardly unusual for Cabinet nominees to leave more questions than answers after their confirmation hearings. Yet for the millions whose lives hang in the balance depending on the future of the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Tom Price’s (R-Ga.) answers were surprisingly vague on Jan. 18 […]

January 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Trump stays silent on health law in speech, then sets tone for repeal

Trump stays silent on health law in speech, then sets tone for repeal

By Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has been considered the new Trump administration’s top priority. But you wouldn’t know that from the new president’s earliest speech. President Donald Trump’s brief inaugural address mentioned many of the issues he raised repeatedly on the campaign trail — jobs, immigration and […]

January 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Get covered and stay covered

Get covered and stay covered

From Washington Healthplanfinder Now is the time for Washingtonians to take advantage of the coverage available to them through Washington Healthplanfinder. Washington Healthplanfinder will continue offering coverage to Washingtonians while discussions continue at the federal level. It’s important to know that any coverage purchased for 2017 will be good for the rest of the year as long as customers […]

January 21, 2017 | By | Reply More