health insurance coverage

Why Even Universal Health Coverage Isn't Enough

Nov 15, 2019

The Democratic debate is less than a week away, and it's likely that health care will once again take center stage. Once again, the candidates will spar over the best way to achieve universal coverage. Once again, the progressives will talk up the benefits of "Medicare For All" while the moderates attack it for its high cost and lack of choice. Just like the last debate. And the one before.

Too many preschoolers with ADHD still are being put on drugs right away, before behavior therapy is tried, health officials say.

2016 Health Law Exchange Enrollment Tops 11.3M

Jan 10, 2016
HealthCare.gov

More than 11.3 million people have enrolled in private health insurance for 2016 under the Affordable Care Act, surpassing last year’s mark and the 10.5 million goal that the Obama administration set for the year, federal officials said Thursday.

Kaiser Family Foundation

Signing up for health insurance is no fun, especially for those unfamiliar with the industry’s terms and concepts. And according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation survey, few people excel in that area.

When Marie Bien-Aime first enrolled in a Healthcare.gov plan, she picked one that avoided a monthly payment.

Then the 59-year-old cook at a Miami restaurant realized her longtime health clinic didn't take the plan. Shortly before the enrollment deadline, Bien-Aime upgraded to a plan that costs $37 per month.

"Paying $37 isn't good for me, but I had to do it because I wanted to keep my doctor because he's so good," said Bien-Aime, who was previously uninsured.

The House Select Committee on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act approved a measure to provide health insurance coverage to all part-time and temporary state employees and their families, the Associated Press reports. The health law requires large employers to cover those who work 30 hours a week or more, but the committee voted after debate to extend it to all.