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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 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…

Video Highlights: Trump Vows Replacement Will Pass At Same Time As Health Repeal

Video Highlights: Trump Vows Replacement Will Pass At Same Time As Health Repeal

In his first news conference in months, President-elect Donald Trump says the repeal and replacement of the health law will be simultaneous, and he takes a tough line on…

Only 20 Percent Of Americans Support Health Law Repeal Without Replacement Plan

Only 20 Percent Of Americans Support Health Law Repeal Without Replacement Plan

By Jordan Rau The Republican strategy of repealing the Affordable Health Care Act before devising a replacement plan has the support of only one in five Americans, a poll released…

Vowing To Jettison Obamacare, Republicans Face Immediate Resistance And Risks

Vowing To Jettison Obamacare, Republicans Face Immediate Resistance And Risks

By Julie Rovner The 115th Congress started work Tuesday with Republican majorities in both the House and Senate in agreement on their top priority — to repeal and replace the 2010…

As Republicans ready to dismantle ACA, insurers likely to bolt

As Republicans ready to dismantle ACA, insurers likely to bolt

J.B. Silvers, Case Western Reserve University There’s a joke among insurers that there are two things that health insurance companies hate to do – take risks and pay claims…

If Republicans Repeal Health Law, How Will They Pay For Replacement?

If Republicans Repeal Health Law, How Will They Pay For Replacement?

By Julie Rovner Leading Republicans have vowed that even if they repeal most of the Affordable Care Act early in 2017, a replacement will not hurt those currently receiving benefits…

New Special Enrollment Rules Will Shift Paperwork Burden To Consumers

New Special Enrollment Rules Will Shift Paperwork Burden To Consumers

By Michelle Andrews People who want to sign up for a policy on healthcare.gov after the annual open enrollment period ends Jan. 31 may have to produce a paper…

Faced With Unaffordable Drug Prices, Tens Of Millions Buy Medicine Outside U.S.

Faced With Unaffordable Drug Prices, Tens Of Millions Buy Medicine Outside U.S.

By Rachel Bluth As drug prices have spiraled upward in the past decade, tens of millions of generally law-abiding Americans have committed an illegal act in response: They have…

Amid Sign-Up Surge, Covered California Extends Enrollment Deadline

Amid Sign-Up Surge, Covered California Extends Enrollment Deadline

By Pauline Bartolone Californians are signing up in higher numbers than they did last year for health plans sold on the state’s health insurance exchange, despite great uncertainty over…

Without ACA Guarantees, 52 Million Adults Could Have Trouble Buying Individual Plans

Without ACA Guarantees, 52 Million Adults Could Have Trouble Buying Individual Plans

By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez More than 1 in 4 adults younger than 65 live with conditions that private insurers could have declined to cover in some policies prior to the…

Marketplace Enrollment Still Important Despite Plans For Health Law Repeal

Marketplace Enrollment Still Important Despite Plans For Health Law Repeal

By Michelle Andrews Since Republicans have plans to repeal the federal health law, should consumers still sign up for next year’s coverage? And if the health law marketplaces disappear…