Obamacare open enrollment ends Saturday as interest surges

Obamacare open enrollment ends Saturday as interest surges

This post was originally published on this siteThose interested in Affordable Care Act coverage for 2022 have until the end of Saturday to sign up in most states. Open enrollment ends January 15 in the 33 states that use the federal exchange, healthcare.gov, and in several states that run their...

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Obamacare is proving popular in red states that didn’t expand Medicaid

Obamacare is proving popular in red states that didn’t expand Medicaid

This post was originally published on this siteWhen Pedro Peña lost his job as a restaurant cook at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, he applied for Medicaid to replace his job-based insurance. A diabetic, Peña understood the importance of being covered.

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Nearly one-third of Americans skipped care in past three months due to cost: poll

Nearly one-third of Americans skipped care in past three months due to cost: poll

This post was originally published on this siteAlmost one-third of Americans skipped necessary medical care in the past three months because they could not afford it, according to a poll released Tuesday. The survey from the West Health Policy Center and Gallup found that 30…

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Minnesota hospitals warn they are ‘overwhelmed’ in full-page ad

Minnesota hospitals warn they are ‘overwhelmed’ in full-page ad

This post was originally published on this siteMinnesota hospital leaders are warning in a full-page newspaper ad that they are “overwhelmed” amid a COVID-19 surge and are urging the public to take action. “Our emergency departments are overfilled, and we have patients in every bed in our…

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California readies for wave of out-of-state abortion-seekers

California readies for wave of out-of-state abortion-seekers

This post was originally published on this site California is preparing to welcome an influx of people seeking abortions from across the country if the United States Supreme Court overturns the half-century old legal framework guaranteeing a woman’s right to a termination. The issue of abortion is a faultline that...

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Affordable Care Act exchanges seeing record interest in heavily subsidized 2022 coverage

Affordable Care Act exchanges seeing record interest in heavily subsidized 2022 coverage

This post was originally published on this siteAmericans are flocking to the Affordable Care Act exchanges to sign up for coverage for 2022.

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Biden plan for free at-home tests faces hurdles

Biden plan for free at-home tests faces hurdles

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Biden announced a plan with much fanfare on Thursday for free at-home COVID-19 tests as part of his effort to tame the pandemic this winter.But the catch is that people will still have to pay the cost up front for the tests,...

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Democrats go on the offense with Biden’s agenda to avoid a repeat of Obamacare battle

Democrats go on the offense with Biden’s agenda to avoid a repeat of Obamacare battle

This post was originally published on this site The Build Back Better agenda is the largest expansion of the social safety net in decades. Democrats say they learned from the debate over the Affordable Care Act and are selling their bills sooner. (Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Harris announces $1.5B to fight shortage of doctors in underserved communities

Harris announces $1.5B to fight shortage of doctors in underserved communities

This post was originally published on this siteVice President Harris on Monday announced that the Biden administration would invest $1.5 billion from the coronavirus relief law into supporting the U.S. health care workforce with an eye toward underserved communities.The investment is designed to…

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General Electric to Split Into Three Public Companies

General Electric to Split Into Three Public Companies

This post was originally published on this siteGE said it plans to split into three public companies, focused on aviation, healthcare and energy, starting in 2023.

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