Health Insurance


Tue March 18, 2014

Obamacare Enrollment Surges Past 5 Million

The website has been a source of delays and confusion for those trying to sign up for health insurance under the ACA.
Jon Elswick AP

The Obama administration said 5 million Americans have now signed up for health insurance through the exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act, the president signature legislation.

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Wed February 19, 2014
Shots - Health News

Elusive Goal: A Transparent Price List For Health Care

Originally published on Wed February 19, 2014 5:37 am

Some states are trying to make health care prices available to the public by collecting receipts from those who pay the bills: Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers. Some states' efforts to make these prices available are in jeopardy.

Coffee is important to many of us, but let's say your coffee maker breaks. Finding a new one is as easy as typing "shop coffee maker" into your browser. Voila — you've got models, prices and customer reviews at your fingertips.

But say you need something less fun than a coffee maker — like a colonoscopy. Shopping for one of those is a lot harder. Actual prices for the procedure are almost impossible to find, and Bob Kershner says there's huge variation in cost from one clinic to the next.

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Wed January 1, 2014

It's Not Too Late To Sign Up For Health Care In Colorado

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Mon December 23, 2013
Shots - Health News

Colorado Takes Health Plans To People Shopping For Groceries

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 9:38 am

The Colorado health exchange van stops at a shopping center in Fort Collins.
Eric Whitney for NPR

Despite White House and state efforts to promote the Affordable Care Act, some people still don't have health insurance, or any idea how to sign up for it.

Take Corryn Young, a 32-year-old dental hygienist in Fort Collins, Colo. She knows she needs to get health insurance but is a little vague on the details.

"What my income would qualify me for, when I need to be signed up, what type of deductibles they have to offer — that kind of stuff overwhelms me," Young says.

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Fri December 20, 2013

New Report Rates Colorado Health Care Plans

Screencap of report from Colorado Business Group on Health

With just a few days before the deadline to sign up for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act, a Colorado nonprofit employer coalition has released a report on insurance plans available in the state.

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