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California’s two health insurance regulators to investigate Aetna coverage decisions

February 13, 2018 |

Both of California’s health insurance regulators said they will investigate how Aetna Inc. makes coverage decisions, as the lawsuit of a California man who is suing the nation’s third-largest insurer for improper denial of care heads for opening arguments Wednesday.

The Department of Managed Health…

L.A. Times – Business

Are short-term plans better than none at all for those desperate for health coverage?

December 8, 2017 |

When one of Cindy Holtzman’s clients told the Woodstock, Ga., health insurance broker he was considering dropping his Affordable Care Act plan because next year’s cost approached $ 23,000 for his family of four, she suggested a new option: a back-to-back set of four, 90-day short-term plans, which…

L.A. Times – Business

Let’s Pick Worst Coverage of ‘Your Favorite President (Me)’

November 27, 2017 |

President Trump is back in the White House after spending the Thanksgiving holiday at Mar-a-Lago, and he’s back on the media attack, on Monday morning suggesting—”seemingly tongue-in-cheek,” per Politico —that the media go head-to-head in an unusual contest: “We should have a contest as to which of the Networks,…

Fox Host Bucks Network on Uranium Coverage

November 15, 2017 |

It’s the DC topic that won’t go away: Uranium One. President Trump sees it as a Watergate-level scandal involving Hillary Clinton, while those who disagree—now notably including Shepard Smith of Fox News—think Trump and Republicans are wildly distorting the facts. The controversy came up again Tuesday when GOP…

Trump Ditches Obama Rule on Birth Control Coverage

October 6, 2017 |

President Trump is allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women by claiming religious or moral objections, issuing new rules Friday that take another step in rolling back the Obama health care law, the AP reports. The new policy is a long-expected revision to federal…


CNN Harvey Coverage, Commercial Boasts, ‘Americans are Loving the HurryCane!’

September 1, 2017 |

CNN has been covering Hurricane Harvey almost nonstop, which makes a commercial that ran Friday night at 9:30 PM PT all the more shocking … a 60-second spot for the HurryCane. It’s an ad hawking a cane that helps people walk with ease. For a full…

Covered California premiums will rise 12.5%, and Anthem Blue Cross cuts coverage

August 2, 2017 |

Amid uncertainty over the future of the Affordable Care Act, California officials announced Tuesday that monthly premiums for health plans sold on the state’s Obamacare exchange will rise by an average of 12.5% next year.

Covered California, the state insurance marketplace, provides coverage to…

L.A. Times – Business

CBO: Millions to Lose Coverage Next Year Under GOP Health Bill

March 14, 2017 |

Nonpartisan analysts project that 14 million people would lose coverage next year under the House bill dismantling former President Barack Obama’s health care law, the AP reports. The estimate is a blow to Republicans. Monday’s estimate by the Congressional Budget Office says there would be 24 million more people uninsured…