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Hard to Believe: Some Consumers Find Free Health Insurance

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Nov 22
Consumers are getting the word that taxpayer-subsidized health plans are widely available for next year for no monthly premium or little cost, and marketing companies say they're starting to see an impact on sign-ups.

Is It an Emergency? Insurer Makes Patients Question ER Visit

By Tom Murphy | Nov 11
Anthem, the nation's second-largest insurer, wants patients to consider alternatives like drugstore clinics, nurse advice hotlines or telemedicine - or risk footing the bill.

How Your Selfie Could Affect Your Life Insurance

By Barbara Marquand | Apr 23
A selfie reveals more than whether it's a good hair day. Facial lines and contours, droops and dark spots could indicate how well you're aging, and, when paired with other data, could someday help determine whether you qualify for life insurance.

Rising Premiums Rattle Consumers Paying Their Own Way

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Tom Murphy | Jun 15
Millions of people who pay the full cost of their health insurance will face the sting of rising premiums next year, with no financial help from government subsidies.

Transgender Insurance Exclusions Lifted in Maryland

By John Riley | Nov 28
The majority of Maryland's transgender residents will be able to have medically necessary health care treatments covered by insurance, following a groundbreaking announcement by FreeState Legal.

Medicaid Expansion Again Looms Large in States

By EDGE | Feb 4
While 27 states and the District of Columbia chose to expand Medicaid eligibility to 138 percent of the federal poverty level by the end of 2014, more states are likely to consider expansion in 2015.

HIV Orgs Challenge Insurer Restrictions to HCV Treatment

By EDGE | Oct 1
The American Academy of HIV Medicine and the HIV Medicine Association are challenging new health plan cost control policies barring many qualified HIV care providers from prescribing meds that treat hepatitis C.

LGBT Folks Lack Health Coverage

By Christiana Lilly | Sep 28
LGBT people are more likely than their straight peers to not have health insurance, according to a new study.

Allstate Releases Pro-Gay Ad Campaign for Pride Month

By Winnie McCroy | Jun 19
Allstate Insurance has released a new gay-inclusive ad campaign just in time for Pride Month, as part of a larger campaign that asks users to submit photos of themselves "showing affection out in public."

Deadline Brings High Interest For Health Insurance

By Judy Lin | Apr 1
A blizzard, jammed phone lines and unreliable websites failed to stop throngs of procrastinating Americans from trying to sign up for health coverage by the midnight Monday deadline for President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy initiative.

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