Affordable Care Act

7:27am

Tue November 12, 2013
Health

Health Exchange Officials Pushing For Change As Deadline Looms

ICU Dr. Ivor Douglas gives Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius a tour at Denver Health in 2011.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

The board of Colorado’s health exchange is pushing for an overhaul to speed up lengthy Medicaid and insurance applications.

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2:45pm

Tue November 5, 2013
Shots - Health News

In Colorado, A Couple Finds Relief In Obamacare

Originally published on Wed November 6, 2013 2:07 pm

Lela Petersen, owner of the Anything And Everything store in Flagler, Colo., expects the cost of health insurance for her and her husband to drop by my more than half next year.
Jeff Brady

There's plenty of criticism of the Affordable Care Act and how it's being implemented.

But let's introduce you to someone who is quite pleased with her Obamacare experience: Lela Petersen of Flagler, Colo. She's a small business owner with a very big health insurance bill.

But thanks to the health law, she expects that bill will be cut by more than half in January.

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11:50am

Tue November 5, 2013
Health

Colorado Health Survey Highlights Disparities In Medical Care

A monitor at the Children's Hospital in Denver, Colo. In 2013, 18.43 percent are uninsured in Denver according to the Colorado Health Access Survey. Statewide that percentage is 14.28.
spacebahr Flickr - Creative Commons

Black Coloradans see the doctor less frequently, get less preventive care and report being in worse health than other residents of the state according to a recent health survey.

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4:00pm

Wed October 30, 2013
Shots - Health News

Notices Canceling Health Insurance Leave Many On Edge

One person who got a letter canceling his health insurance was Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo. He holds up the letter during a congressional hearing Wednesday on insurance problems. He says his family chose to buy private insurance rather than use the congressional plan.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

President Obama repeated this line or a variation of it many times during the campaign to pass his landmark health care bill: "If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period."

But while that might be true for people who get health insurance through their employer, it's not true for many people who buy their policies in the individual market — about 5 percent of the nation's policyholders.

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1:13am

Wed October 23, 2013
Shots - Health News

States' Refusal To Expand Medicaid May Leave Millions Uninsured

Originally published on Thu October 24, 2013 10:12 am

Protesters fill the Miami office of state Rep. Manny Diaz Jr. on Sept. 20 to protest his stance against expansion of health coverage in Florida.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

President Obama on Tuesday appointed one of his top management gurus, Jeffrey Zeints, to head the team working to fix what ails HealthCare.gov, the troubled website that's supposed to allow residents of 36 states to enroll in coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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