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More competition helps restrain Obamacare premiums

A surge in health insurer competition appears to be helping restrain premium increases in hundreds of counties next year, with prices dropping in many places where newcomers are offering the least expensive plans, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis of federal premium records.... Read more»

Commentary

Exploding the myths about American health care

Commentary: a new film takes on ‘world’s best’ medical system.... Read more»

Half a million pick plans in first week of Healthcare.gov

Federal officials said last week that during the first week of open enrollment for the health law’s online marketplaces, 462,125 people selected health plans, with just over half of those return customers.... Read more»

They say 'drink responsibly,' but what does it mean?

The “drink responsibly” or “enjoy in moderation” messages tucked into liquor and beer ads don’t impress Jennifer Romo. “Nobody actually takes that seriously,” said Romo, a UCLA student. She added: “‘Drink responsibly,’ what does that even mean?”... Read more»

Lack of understanding about insurance can lead to poor choices

They know less than they think they know. That’s the finding of a recent study that evaluated people’s confidence about choosing and using health insurance compared with their actual knowledge and skills. As people shop for health coverage this fall, the gap between perception and reality could lead them to choose plans that don’t meet their needs... Read more»

VA fires Phoenix hospital chief

he Department of Veterans Affairs formally removed Sharon Helman from her position as Phoenix VA healthcare director on Monday for “lack of oversight and misconduct” in the troubled operations at the facility.... Read more»

Big changes for health insurance: Watch for these 6 possible pitfalls

You don’t get a pass this year on big health insurance decisions if you’re not shopping in an Affordable Care Act marketplace. Employer medical plans — where most working-age folks get coverage — are changing too.... Read more»

HHS acknowledges overcounting Obamacare enrollment

The Obama administration said Thursday that it incorrectly tallied health law sign-ups by accidentally adding about 380,000 dental-plan customers to its overall enrollment numbers. It reduced the overall number of people who enrolled in new coverage to about 6.7 million.... Read more»

FactCheck

The great Obamacare premium debate continues

Rep. Michele Bachmann wrongly claims that we’re seeing “huge increases” in employer-sponsored plans, while President Obama touts historically low health care inflation, which experts say is mainly due to the slow economy, not the health care law.... Read more»

ASU machine dispenses meds, not snacks

ASU students on the Tempe campus might grab potato chips or pop from vending machines on their way to class. And now they’re also able to grab prescription drugs from a machine.... Read more»

Premature births fall as health law provisions take effect

The percentage of babies born prematurely fell to 11.4 percent in 2013, its lowest level in 17 years, according to an annual March of Dimes report released this week. Officials say the health law’s expansion of Medicaid to adults with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level has played a role.... Read more»

Commentary

Obama let opponents define the Affordable Care Act

Commentary: the Democrats’ strategy seems to have been to say as little as possible about why reform was needed and how the final law would protect us from insurance industry abuses... Read more»

Nursing homes serving minorities offering less care

Nursing homes serving blacks, Latinos provide less daily registered nurse care than those housing whites.... Read more»

ACA exchanges launch with few glitches

More than 100,000 Americans signed up for coverage Saturday through the Affordable Care Act’s online insurance exchanges, which launched this weekend with far fewer problems and less fanfare than last year. Many people qualified for federal subsidies that kept their monthly premiums well under $100.... Read more»

Obamacare enrollment reopens; language still a barrier

Health care navigators in Arizona said they learned a lot in the bumpy rollout of Obamacare and are ready to apply those lessons when open enrollment kicked off again Saturday. They say they are more language-ready and better able to reach out to underserved communities.... Read more»

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