Kaiser Health News: A Test For The Health Law In Scandal-Plagued Cities Of Southeast Los Angeles

By Anna Gorman, KHN Staff Writer BELL, Calif. — The towns of Bell and Cudahy in southeast Los Angeles County are best known for corruption scandals that enraged and mobilized their residents. But to California health officials, the small, working class cities have a much more important distinction: They have the highest number of people that could … Continue reading

Kaiser Health News: Worried About Costs And Unaware of Help, Californians Head Into New Era of Health Coverage

By Sarah Varney SAN FRANCISCO — As uninsured Californians head into a new era of health coverage, they’re worried about costs and unaware of the help they’ll get from the government, a new survey finds. The survey, by the Kaiser Family Foundation, found that three out of four Californians who earn modest incomes and could buy government-subsidized … Continue reading

Kaiser Health News: Latino Enrollment Key To Success Of Health Law Marketplaces

By Jenny Gold KHN Staff Writer JUN 25, 2013 This KHN story was produced in collaboration with  Andrea Velandia, 29, is just the sort of person health law regulators are seeking to draw into the new online insurance marketplaces– young, healthy, uninsured and Latino. Promotora Elva Jaldin teaches Andrea Velandia, who holds her newborn son, about … Continue reading

KHN: Brill: Health Law Won’t Bring Prices Down For Patients

By Alvin Tran JUNE 18TH, 2013, 4:32 PM At a Capitol Hill hearing Tuesday, journalist Steven Brill, who examined the issue of the high cost of health care in a much quoted March 2013 Time magazine article, told Senate Finance Committee members that President Barack Obama’s health care law will do very little to lower prices for … Continue reading

Kaiser Health News: Bipartisan Center Offers Plan To Reduce Health Spending

By Mary Agnes Carey APRIL 19TH, 2013, 6:12 AM Medicare beneficiaries would have access to better coordinated medical care and the current Medicare physician payment formula would be scrapped as part of a health care cost containment plan the Bipartisan Policy Center unveiled Thursday. The plan offers more than 50 recommendations that would cut the federal deficit by about … Continue reading

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