Health on the Hill: Key House and Senate committees approved legislation Thursday to repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate, the formula officials use to pay doctors who treat Medicare patients. KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey and Politico Pro’s Jennifer Haberkorn discuss. Dec 12
By Phil GalewitzThe program's extension is one of several initiatives the Obama administration announced Thursday to make it easier for consumers to get health coverage despite balky enrollment websites. Dec 12
By Eric WhitneyThe skiing is great, but the health insurance rates are not, according to residents of Summit and Eagle counties, in the mountains west of Denver. Dec 12
By Fred Mogul, WNYCConsumers should not assume that facilities provide better care because they charge more, experts say.
Health on the Hill: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius updated lawmakers on steps being taken to repair the health law’s insurance exchange. Mary Agnes Carey and CQ Roll Call's Emily Ethridge discuss. Dec 11
By Christine Vestal and Michael Ollove, StatelineThe most successful exchanges kept things simple, amply tested systems – and hired the right experts. Dec 11
By Phil GalewitzNavigators report a surge in consumer interest since the website became easier to use. Dec 11
By Eric WhitneyIn rural panhandle towns, people know little about the health law, and what they know they don’t like. Dec 10
By Anna GormanOvercoming distrust of government won’t be easy in Bell and Cudahy, and neither will signing up 60 percent of the residents for Covered California insurance. Dec 10
By Michelle AndrewsWhen a test is covered, typically genetic counseling is, too -- to make sure the patient is a good candidate and to explain the results.Read: More From "Insuring Your Health" Dec 10
Californians Continuing To Flock To Insurance Exchange
More than 156,000 consumers have signed up for coverage on the state marketplace through last week, officials say. 6:34 AM
Study: Marketplace Plans' Networks Are Very Small DEC 12
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Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about a set of steps taken by the Obama administration in an effort to help consumers avoid coverage lapses as the health law takes effect. 7:52 AM
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Obamacare launched a huge expansion of Medicaid that will help millions of people – and the for-profit insurers that will manage most of their care. Caution flags abound, as this series of stories shows.
Michelle Andrews helps you navigate the new insurance marketplaces.
The law contains a number of provisions that are changing the rules of health care for consumers.
These pointers will help you make sense of contradictory headlines about how much insurance could cost you when the Affordable Care Act marketplaces open for enrollment in October.
Michelle Andrews writes about how changes in health care and health insurance might affect you.
Read the full text of the 2010 federal health reform law.
Kaiser Health News' Mary Agnes Carey and other experts discuss recent and upcoming activities on Capitol Hill and elsewhere in official Washington -- part of a weekly series of video reports.
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