Monthly Archives: December 2015

Do You Speak Health Insurance? It’s Not Easy

Solicit opinions about health insurance and you’re almost guaranteed to find consensus: It’s mystifying and irritating. “It just seems like… Continue reading »

Coloradans Will Put Single-Payer Health Care To A Vote

i Dr. Irene Aguilar, a Democrat and Colorado state senator from Denver County, is also a medical internist and advocate… Continue reading »

Obamacare Enrollment Extended To Accommodate Last-Minute Demand

The deadline to buy health insurance under Obamacare has been extended for two days after high demand clogged the federal… Continue reading »

Obamacare Sign-Ups Could Get A Bump As Higher Penalties Kick In

i Martha Lucia (from left), Bienvendida Barreno and Jorge Baquero discuss health insurance options with agents from Sunshine Life and… Continue reading »

You Can Buy Insulin Without A Prescription, But Should You?

i Carmen Smith now gets the insulin she needs via her doctor’s prescription. When she lacked health insurance, buying a… Continue reading »

Connecticut Governor Targets Hospital Funds To Close Budget Gap

i Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy unveiled his budget to the legislature last February, but the year’s expenditures were greater than… Continue reading »

Mom Left Me Money: Do I Owe Uncle Sam For My Health Subsidy?

i An inheritance won’t affect eligibility for a subsidy toward health insurance bought on an exchange. ImageZoo/Corbis hide caption toggle… Continue reading »

Many Flexible Health Plans Come With A Costly Trap

i Citing flexibility, many consumers choose health plans that provide some coverage outside the insurer’s network. Traditionally, the plans not… Continue reading »

What Happens If Kentucky Dismantles Its Health Insurance Exchange?

i Kentucky Gov.-elect Matt Bevin has vowed to do away with Kynect, the successful state-run insurance exchange. Timothy D. Easley/AP… Continue reading »

Patients Want To Price-Shop For Care, But Online Tools Unreliable

i Kate and Scott Savett were trying to be responsible when they needed some medical care. They live about an… Continue reading »