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Trump’s “health plan” raises major alarms in California

Responding to President-elect Donald Trump’s “health plan” released today (https://www.greatagain.gov/policy/healthcare.html), here’s a comment from Anthony Wright, executive director, Health Access California, the statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition: “President-elect Trump’s health plan of a few paragraphs has virtually no detail, but just enough to raise major alarm about the significant threats to Medicare, Medicaid, the […]

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Fraud alert for health insurance consumers

California Attorney General Kamala Harris issued the following alert regarding the removal of 10 private health insurance websites that may have misled Californians by imitating Covered California, the state’s official online health insurance marketplace: “These websites fraudulently imitated Covered California in order to lure consumers away from plans that provide the benefits of the Affordable […]

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New Federal Health Care Provisions Go Into Effect Today

California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner today shared useful tips and information with consumers about the impact of the most recent Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) provisions which go into effect today. “There are many new provisions of the federally-passed health care reform bill, and they can be difficult to interpret,” Poizner said. “Here […]

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Uninsured? Visit HealthCare.gov to learn about options

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has established a new Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) that will offer coverage to uninsured Americans who have been unable to obtain health coverage because of a pre-existing health condition. Everything you need to get started is at HealthCare.gov. (click here). For residents of San Joaquin and […]

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Without reform, family health-care spending to skyrocket (34% by 2015; 79% by 2020)

According to a statement released today by the Princeton, N.J.-based Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, without significant reform to the current health-care system, the number of uninsured Americans could grow by 10 million people in just five years, and spending on government health-care programs for the poor could more than double by 2020. The report projects […]

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