Who Really Pays for Health Care? It’s Not Who You Think

By Jay Hancock, Staff Writer, Kaiser Health News Eight million Americans have signed up for聽private health insurance – much of it government subsidized – under the Affordable Care Act. Millions more obtained new coverage through Medicaid, the government-sponsored insurance program for low-income people. The full implementation of the law – along with its wider coverage, new taxes and shifting subsidies聽– has brought renewed discussions and debates over the winners and the losers in the new health care landscape. Here are …

7 noticias de impacto esta semana

Estas son las聽7 noticias聽m谩s impactantes de la semana. 驴Est谩s de acuerdo? Si no es as铆颅 comparte tu opini贸n en los comentarios: 1. Corte de la ONU ordena a Jap贸n detener la caza de ballenas: En un hist贸rico fallo, la Corte Internacional de Justicia de las Naciones Unidas dictamin贸 el lunes de esta semana que Jap贸n ya no puede continuar su cacer铆颅a anual de ballenas, rechazando el argumento del pa铆颅s en el sentido de que era con prop贸sitos cient铆颅ficos.聽Los fines del …

驴Obamacare le da un triunfo ‘vital’ a Obama?

Contra todos los pron贸sticos, la ley de salud de la administraci贸n Obama, conocida como Obamacare, cerr贸 su plazo de registro la medianoche del pasado lunes con m谩s de siete millones de personas inscritas. Termin贸 como comenz贸: con problemas en el sitio web que impidieron que miles de personas se incorporaron a los mercados de seguros m茅dicos para evitar las futuras multas contempladas en el programa. En parte, claro, porque como sucede habitualmente con todo plazo que vence, los usuarios esperaron …

You May Know More About Obamacare Than You Think

Who’s best informed about Obamacare? Older Americans, a new Gallup poll shows, at least according to them. Some three of every four Americans 50 or older say they are familiar with the Affordable Care Act. That may not be too surprising, because the new health care law offers older adults who are not yet eligible for Medicare some important new benefits and protections. Before the ACA, for example, insurance companies could deny coverage or charge sky-high rates to older applicants, …

Comparing New Health Insurance Plans Made Easy

Call it HealthCare.gov lite. HealthSherpa, the new website’s real name, helps you sort through plans offered by the health insurance marketplace. You can’t actually purchase a plan on HealthSherpa, but as its name suggests, it can be a helpful guide. You simply answer a few key questions – your zip code, whether you smoke, what level of coverage you want – and boom, HealthSherpa delivers an important service that the website for the Affordable Care Act has infamously failed at. …

Obama Eases Rules on Canceled Health Plans

President Barack Obama will ease rules that were causing some people to lose their health insurance under the health care law, he announced Nov. 14. Obama had repeatedly promised that consumers who like their health insurance plans could keep them under the new system. But some people who buy their own insurance – as opposed to getting it through an employer – found their plans canceled by insurers in recent weeks because they didn’t meet the minimum standards the law …