When High Deductibles Hurt: Even Insured Patients Postpone Care

The number of Americans with high-deductible health plans is growing, along with the fear that even insured people won’t get the care they need because it’s too costly.

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States Have Tried Versions Of ‘Skinny Repeal.’ It Didn’t Go Well.

Republican senators are warming to the idea of a scaled-back plan that would delete the Affordable Care Act’s individual and employer mandates but leave the rest of law generally intact. But this approach has caused difficulties in the past.

How To Get Long-Term Care At Home Without Busting The Bank

The majority of older adults receive long-term care at home and need help covering these services with affordable insurance policies. The long-term  insurance industry needs to focus on home care.

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Rural Californians Want Price Relief From GOP Health Bill, But Unlikely To Get It

In far northern Lassen and Modoc counties, residents say Obamacare premiums are unaffordable. But under the proposed Senate bill, insurance premiums would increase even more.

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Who Knew Senate Health Bill Debate Could Be So Complicated?

The deliberations will be strictly governed by a time limit on debate and strict rules about what is germane.

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Timeline: Obamacare’s History Littered With Near-Death Experiences

The Affordable Care Act has repeatedly faced opposition in Congress and the courts, but it has continued to survive.

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Postcard From Capitol Hill: What YouTube Didn’t Show You In Senate Health Care Vote

The Senate’s vote to proceed with debate on an Obamacare repeal bill had drama and plenty of color, but you couldn’t get the complete picture on TV.

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Valley Fever Cases Increase

The number of Valley Fever cases reported in California rose to 5,372 in 2016 — a jump of more than 70 percent from the previous year. It was the highest number since the state started tracking Valley Fever in 1995. The previous record was 5,213 cases, in 2011.

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