Latest NewsPolls Suggest Waning Support for ACA Among Young, Uninsured
Less than one-third of young, uninsured U.S. adults — a key demographic that could determine the success of the Affordable Care Act — say they expect to enroll in coverage through the ACA’s insurance exchanges.
December 5, 2013
The California Healthline
Few Latinos Enrolled in Covered California Coverage
Latino lawmakers and health leaders in California are sounding alarms about the insurance marketplace’s preparation and tactics for enrolling Spanish speakers and are urging changes following the recent announcement that fewer than 1,000 signed up in the health law’s first month.
By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News
December 1, 2013
Op-Ed: A Veterans Perspective of the VA & Single Payer
“Wow. Bring on the scare tactics. According to Judith Brown (“Single-payer health care goes against freedom of choice,” Nov. 17), all of us who want an affordable single-payer health care plan are “communists” and “socialists.” So much for my service in the U.S. Navy.”
By Rob Moitoza, Napa Valley Register
November 23, 2013
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The Truth Behind Boehner’s ‘spiking’ Obamacare premiums
Boehner’s spiking premiums is one of those claims that may be true as far as it goes, but leaves out so much that it’s at best a half-truth. And the contention that Boehner’s experience is at all representative of what most Americans will experience under the Affordable Care Act jumps it up from half-truth to outright lie.
By Michael Hiltzik, The Los Angeles Times
November 25, 2013
The Single-Payer Alternative
Rush Limbaugh’s take on the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act could, ironically, warm the hearts of those at the other end of the political spectrum. He contends that President Obama knew all along that the Affordable Care Act would crash and burn, but pushed it through so that the conflagration would clear the way for single-payer health insurance.
By Nancy Folbre, The New York Times
November 25, 2013
21 Ways the Canadian Health Care System is Better than Obamacare
Costly complexity is baked into Obamacare. No health insurance system is without problems but Canadian style single-payer full Medicare for all is simple, affordable, comprehensive and universal.
By Ralph Nader, The Nader Page
November 21, 2013
Single-payer is the cure
For now, we need to apply whatever bandages needed to stop the bleeding and limp the flawed Obamacare along for a little while. But we also need to immediately start the difficult work of transitioning to a single-payer financing system.
By the Editorial Board, San Francisco Bay Guardian
November 19, 2013
Physicians Complain They Will Be Paid Less By Exchange Plans
Many doctors are disturbed they will be paid less — often a lot less — to care for the millions of patients projected to buy coverage through the health law’s new insurance marketplaces. Some have complained saying the discounted rates could lead to a two-tiered system in which fewer doctors participate, potentially making it harder for consumers to get the care they need.
By Roni Caryn Rabin, Kaiser Health News
November 19, 2013
Insurance Commissioner calls on all CA insurers to allow policyholders to keep existing coverage through 2014
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones (D) urged Covered California to give insurers a one-year delay before the cancellation of policies that do not meet the Affordable Care Act’s minimum coverage requirements.
By The California Department of Insurance
November 14, 2013
CA Heavily Pushes to Enroll Filipino Community in Exchange Plans
A lack of funding and other resources is hindering efforts to enroll uninsured Filipino’s in health insurance through Covered California, the state health insurance exchange. The Filipino community is the largest group of Asian immigrants in California.
By Vanessa Ochavillo, Peninsula Press
November 14, 2013
Wait Time Lessens for California Veterans
Far fewer veterans are facing long waits for disability compensation after the Department of Veterans Affairs spent the past six months focusing on the backlog, including mandating case worker overtime and rolling out a new computer system.
By Aaron Glantz, The Center for Investigative Reporting
November 12, 2013
CA Requires Anthem Blue Cross To Delay Cancellation of Plans
Anthem Blue Cross is the second major health insurer to delay cancellations of individual coverage in the wake of controversy over Obamacare-related deadlines, Anthem officials confirmed to the San Francisco Business Times late Monday afternoon.
By Chris Rauber, San Francisco Business Times
November 11, 2013
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