Health Insurance

8:45am

Thu November 14, 2013
Politics

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: Obama's Statement On The Affordable Care Act

Screencap of President Obama speaking from the White House Press Breifing room as he makes his statement on the current state of the Affordable Care Act and HealthCare.gov rollout, Nov. 14, 2013.
White House YouTube.com

President Obama spoke from the White House press room Thursday. The president first addressed the situation in the Philippines before making a statement on the state of the Affordable Care Act and the rollout of HealthCare.gov.

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2:46pm

Tue November 12, 2013
Shots - Health News

Medicaid Questions Slow Insurance Purchases On Colorado Exchange

Originally published on Wed November 13, 2013 3:39 pm

Click right this way for Medicaid.
Connect for Health

If you want to meet somebody who's really happy with the Affordable Care Act, then say hello to Sue Birch, Colorado's Medicaid director.

Nearly 40,000 Coloradans signed up for health coverage on the state's new marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado, rather than HealthCare.gov.

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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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