Latinos given health-benefits advice

With Latinos in South Texas at greater risk for developing diabetes, obesity and certain cancers, it is crucial to alert residents that enrollment in the health insurance marketplace begins Oct. 1, local leaders said Thursday. Access to medical care is critical to help prevent some of those problems, state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte said […]

Health insurance marketplaces are not for seniors

While the Obama administration is encouraging uninsured Americans to enroll in health coverage on the new online insurance marketplaces, federal officials are planning a campaign to persuade millions of seniors to please stay away — don’t call and don’t sign up. “We want to reassure Medicare beneficiaries that they are already covered, their benefits are […]

Colorado Struggles to Educate, Enroll Residents in New Health Insurance …

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JEFFREY BROWN: Next: spreading the word about the new health reform law. It’s a crucial challenge for the federal government and states, creating so-called insurance exchanges. Last week, an independent arm of Congress, the Government Accountability Office, reported that work is running behind. Yesterday, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told reporters she still believes seven million […]

Beware of Hysteria Over New Health-Insurance Rates

Last month, Maryland made public the premiums that health insurers want to charge next year under the Affordable Care Act, one of the first states to do so. Premiums for non-employer health-insurance coverage were eye-popping, with a proposed average increase of 25 percent. As insurers submit their proposals in every state this spring, a pattern […]