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Pre Existing Condition Insurance Plan

Narrow Health Care Provider Networks: Boon or Bane?

David Blumenthal | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
David Blumenthal

Welcome to the world of competition in health care, because that is what narrow networks are about. Picking low-cost suppliers that meet quality standards is the key to business success the world over.

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Extension Granted To Sickest Enrollees | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

As many as 135,000 individuals enrolled in federally funded programs for people with pre-existing conditions will be given a few more weeks to find re...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare's Sickest Beneficiaries Have To Switch Health Plans | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 100,000 of the sickest people in the health insurance market will have to switch to new coverage next year as the federal gove...

GOP Lawmaker Hints Opposition To Popular Law

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

A Republican candidate for Arizona's open Senate seat hinted that he opposes the pre-existing condition portion of the Affordable Care Act during a fo...

Arthur Delaney

Mitch McConnell On 30 Million Uninsured: 'That Is Not The Issue' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans have said repeatedly that the landmark health care reform law, upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court last week, must...

Arthur Delaney

Obamacare Beneficiaries Who Feared Losing Insurance Cheer Supreme Court Decision | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mary Duffy said she was terrified the Supreme Court would strike down health-care reform. The 62-year-old small-business owner in R...

Arthur Delaney

Boehner Vows To Repeal What Remains Of Health Care Law After Supreme Court Rules | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) vowed Wednesday that Republicans would repeal whatever parts of health care reform remain standing f...

Jeffrey Young

Administration Halts Program That Helped Sick People Find Health Care | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.27.2012 | Business

Health insurance agents and brokers will no longer be getting paid to tell sick people about a government-backed health insurance plan that can't turn...

Arthur Delaney

The Supreme Court's Bridge To Nowhere? | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

Alan Sorkowitz of Tucson, Ariz., had been planning a road trip to see family this summer, but now that it seems the Supreme Court might strike down th...

Arthur Delaney

Health Care Reform Beneficiary 'Very Nervous' About Supreme Court | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

Mary Duffy is worried that if the Supreme Court strikes down health care reform, she will lose her health insurance. Duffy, who is 62 and lives in ...

Still Paddling: Health Care Reform Two Years Later

Veronica De La Cruz | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Veronica De La Cruz

The Affordable Care Act has given all of us new rights. We cannot afford to forget why we fought so hard to win them in the first place. It's new land and territory definitely worth continuing to paddle for.

Arthur Delaney

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan Reaches Tiny Fraction Of Uninsured | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration trumpeted a near-milestone Thursday for the Affordable Care Act's fledgling program for people with pre-existin...

Arthur Delaney

The Bad Things That Can Happen When You Lose Your Job | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.27.2012 | Business

Lianne Valenti lost her job as manager for a company that makes portable power generators last July. Valenti, who is 46 and lives in Long Beach, Ca...

Arthur Delaney

Health Care Reform Program Much Costlier Than Expected In California | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.29.2011 | Home

A temporary program created by the 2010 health care reform law has provided health insurance to fewer people than expected. Yet at the same time, in o...

Jane Smith

Health Care Reform Program That Covers Pre-Existing Conditions Sees Low Enrollment | Jane Smith | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fewer than 34,000 Americans have signed up for a health care reform program designed to insure the uninsurable until the new law's broad...

Arthur Delaney

Health Care Reform Program's Enrollment Far, Far Below Expectations In First Year | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Enrollment in a new federal program for the uninsured is far below expectations from when the program launched following the enactment o...

Arthur Delaney

98 Percent Of Federal Funds For Uninsured Go Unspent | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though as many as 25 million uninsured Americans have pre-existing medical conditions like heart disease and diabetes, a year-old progra...

Arthur Delaney

Would You Spend Six Months Uninsured To Qualify For Affordable Health Coverage? | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

The authors of the health care reform bill signed into law last year did not mean to create an incentive for people with private insurance to abandon ...

Arthur Delaney

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan To Offer Much Lower Premiums | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The government announced Tuesday that it will lower premiums and ease eligibility requirements for its fledgling health insurance progra...

Arthur Delaney

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan A Lifesaver For Some, A Missed Opportunity For Many | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

David Howard had been without health insurance for months when he heard early last year that a component of the new health care reform law would almos...

Arthur Delaney

More People Sign Up For Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, But Enrollment Still Low | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Enrollment in the Affordable Care Act's fledgling program for people with pre-existing conditions inched up to 18,313 in March, the Obam...

Arthur Delaney

Arizona Couple Ditches Insurance To Qualify For Health Care Reform's High-Risk Pool | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michele Rappaport and her husband, Alan Sorkowitz, said they watched the monthly premiums for their health insurance policy jump from $1,700 to nearly...

Arthur Delaney

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan: 1,200 People Approved So Far | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just 1,200 people have been approved so far for a new program to provide insurance coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. The program, know...