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Patients will no longer pay more, then get less

      Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, President of the National Physician's Alliance, was sick and tired of seeing more and more of her patients paying more for insurance and getting les...

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One year later: No death panels here

I don’t know about you, but it seems like yesterday that Sarah Palin was speaking into every microphone she could find lamenting that health reform would lead to President Obama personally pulling t...

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Battling back against rate hikes

Carrie Fitzgerald, an advocate for children and families in Iowa, was frustrated by health insurance premiums continually increasing for Iowans in the individual market. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blu...

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The crab and his mother

Aesop tells us an interesting story called “The Crab and His Mother.”  The fable goes: A crab said to her son, "Why do you walk so one-sided, my child? It is far more becoming to go straight f...

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Health Coverage Still Tough To Get For Individuals

A recent report released by Commonwealth Fund, a health care advocacy group, found that nearly three-quarters of Americans who tried to buy insurance on the individual market in the last three years ...

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Health insurance: Even tough for CEOs to get

The truth really is stranger than fiction: Even the CEO of one of the most powerful health insurance companies would have issues finding health insurance in the individual market. In an interview w...

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Skip the Appeals Process??

Just a few moments after President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli filed suit in federal court in an effort to repeal the vital consumer protect...

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A gift to you this tax day

It’s that dreaded time of year that only those of us who are guaranteed a big return are excited for: Yesterday was tax day. But please bear with us for a moment, because this tax day, we’ve got g...

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The California Health Benefits Exchange is Born!

This blog was originally written and posted by California Health Access. The California Health Benefits Exchange Board held its first meeting today in Sacramento. The Board, staff, and nearly 100 ...

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Good news for recent college graduates

With college graduations quickly approaching, there will be a new wave of young adults looking for jobs. Graduation also means that these same adults will have to start making payments on their studen...

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