Latest California Healthline Stories
Almost as fast as a bipartisan deal on restoring key health care subsidies was announced, enthusiasm for it seemed to dim in the nation’s capital. Regardless, California has a plan in place to protect most exchange consumers and is preparing a marketing blitz to encourage sign-ups.
President Donald Trump took two swings at the Affordable Care Act last week. Californians are somewhat protected from immediate harm but doubts persist about the law’s future as sign-ups begin Nov. 1.
In this Facebook Live chat, Kaiser Health News’ Jay Hancock answers questions about President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will end federal payments for the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reductions.
In this Facebook Live, KHN’s Julie Appleby answers questions about President Donald Trump’s executive order regarding insurance.
In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Sarah Kliff of Vox and Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News discuss the Trump administration’s latest efforts to undermine the individual insurance market.
In this Kaiser Health News video conversation, senior correspondent Julie Appleby and Georges Benjamin, the executive director of the American Public Health Association, hold a wide-ranging discussion about the continuing public and environmental health issues resulting from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as other natural disasters such as the wildfires ravaging California.
In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, and Joanne Kenen of Politico discuss Congress’ tardiness in renewing the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP), and play the parlor game of who might become the new secretary of Health and Human Services. Also, the pod panel interviews Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.) about his new Medicare buy-in bill.
Covered California may let insurers raise rates by an average of up to 25 percent on certain plans if uncertainty persists about the federal government’s commitment to funding reductions in out-of-pocket expenses for low-income people. California Healthline Senior Correspondent Chad Terhune discussed this and other health care topics Wednesday on KABC radio.
The notion is gaining traction — or at least attention — with the failure of the GOP’s latest overhaul effort. In Sacramento, an expert panel debates the pluses and minuses.
Medicaid covers about two-thirds of nursing home residents, but it pays less than other types of insurance.