LA Times: Obama says ACA sign-ups surpass 7 million; Twitterverse reacts

Robin Abcarian  This afternoon President Obama, with a grinning Vice President Biden behind him, announced in the White House Rose Garden that sign-ups for his signature health law had exceeded original projections. Some 7.1 million Americans have signed up for Obamacare, the president said, by far exceeding the revised projection of 6 million insured after the disastrous roll out … Continue reading

LA Times: California health exchange faulted for not reaching out more to Latinos

  U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Santa Ana) encourages Orange County residents to sign up for health coverage Thursday before enrollment ends March 31 under the Affordable Care Act. (Soumya Karlamangla / Los Angeles Times / February 13, 2014)   By Soumya Karlamangla and Chad TerhuneSome California politicians are turning up the heat on the state’s health insurance exchange to … Continue reading

LA Times: California’s health exchange enrolls 159,000, but few Latinos turn out

About 7,100 Californians signed up daily for private health insurance in the state's exchange during the first week of December, data show. (David McNew / Getty Images) http://www.latimes.com/business/healthcare/la-fi-mo-covered-california-enrollment-20131212,0,5700327.story#ixzz2nNcmjrOg

About 7,100 Californians signed up daily for private health insurance in the state’s exchange during the first week of December, data show. (David McNew / Getty Images) By Chad TerhuneCalifornia’s insurance exchange said 159,000 people have enrolled in private health plans through early December, but very few Latinos are signing up. In figures released Thursday, the … Continue reading

LA Times: Congressional delegates worried about managed care move for seniors

By Anna GormanJune 4, 2013, 7:27 p.m.   Several members of the Los Angeles congressional delegation asked the federal government Tuesday to postpone moving hundreds of thousands of chronically ill seniors and disabled patients into managed care. In a letter, signed by 14 U.S. representatives, the officials raised concerns about whether the health plans would be ready for the transition … Continue reading

LA Times: Analyst disputes Brown’s budget outlook as too glum

Legislature’s advisor sees $3 billion more in revenue, which could hamper the governor’s bid to curb spending. By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles TimesMay 17, 2013, 7:27 p.m.   SACRAMENTO — California’s financial picture is much brighter than Gov. Jerry Brown suggested in his latest spending plan, according to the Legislature’s top budget advisor, who said the state will … Continue reading

LA Times: Medicaid has mixed record on improving health for poor, study says

By Noam N. LeveyMay 1, 2013, 2:00 p.m.   WASHINGTON — As state leaders debate whether to expand their Medicaid programs next year under President Obama’s healthcare law, new research suggests the government insurance plan for the poor has only a mixed record of improving health. Medicaid beneficiaries are less likely than the uninsured to have catastrophic medical expenses and … Continue reading

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