Health Insurance

12:57pm

Thu October 3, 2013
Shots - Health News

Medicaid Looks Good To A Former Young Invincible

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 9:38 am

Brad Stevens used to think he didn't need health insurance.
Sarah Varney

Have you heard about the young invincibles? That's the name given to young people who think nothing bad can happen to them.

Enrollment of healthy people like them in insurance under the Affordable Care Act is key to offsetting the costs of older, less healthy buyers.

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4:30am

Thu October 3, 2013
Business Report

State Regulators Probe Complaints Of Healthcare Rate Threats

Screencap of Colorado's health insurance exchange website
ConnectForHealthCo.com

As Coloradans begin shopping for health insurance via the newly opened exchange,  the Division of Insurance is looking into letters some people say they’ve gotten from their insurance carriers warning of higher rates if they don’t renew their existing policies.

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1:07am

Thu October 3, 2013
Shots - Health News

Back To Work After A Baby, But Without Health Insurance

Originally published on Sat October 5, 2013 7:13 pm

People get information on California's health exchange at a table at Union Station in Los Angeles on Tuesday, the exchange's opening day.
Reed Saxon AP

Pardit Pri had health insurance until she decided to quit her job as a legal administrative assistant and stay home with her newborn son 20 months ago. She thought she'd have coverage by now. But it didn't work out that way.

"I knew that I wasn't going to be working for a while because I decided to stay home with my son, and I thought ... 'OK, fingers crossed. Nothing will happen during that time,' " she says, as she plays with her son in their Orange County, Calif., apartment.

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12:59am

Thu October 3, 2013
Shots - Health News

Small Businesses May Find Insurance Relief In Exchanges

Originally published on Thu October 3, 2013 12:11 pm

An employee of Covered California works in the newly opened call center in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Covered California is the state's new health insurance exchange.
Rich Pedroncelli AP

Walk down the carpeted hallways of Westwind Media in Burbank, Calif., and it's common to hear the odd explosion, the hum of traffic or a burst of gunfire.

It's here in these edit bays that small feature films and TV dramas like the ABC hits Grey's Anatomy and Scandal and CBS's Person of Interest get primped and polished for prime-time viewing.

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4:10pm

Tue October 1, 2013
Shots - Health News

Colorado's Exchange Opens After Years of Bipartisan Effort

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 8:27 am

Colorado has taken its own route to building a health exchange.
iStockphoto.com

Colorado's health care exchange opened as planned today, at 8 am Mountain time. Not long after that, the website started scrolling a message: "Due to overwhelming interest, we are temporarily suspending the creation of accounts, please continue to browse plans."

The state has been planning for this day since 2007, when leaders from both political parties in the state started talking about overhauling health care. It's one of just 16 states that chose to create its own health insurance exchange, rather than using one run by the federal government.

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