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Policy Prescriptions: Clinton and Trump on Health Care

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Oct 29
Secretary Clinton has a long list of tweaks and adjustments to fix current health care programs. Donald Trump's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare and scale back Medicare could result in 20 million losing coverage.

Mary Lambert Performs at R Baby Fundraiser at Hammerstein

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 21
On July 23 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, Mary Lambert and others will perform to raise funds at R Baby Foundation's Rockin' to Save Babies Lives benefit concert.

Avoiding Health Insurance Gaps Takes Persistance

By Carla K. Johnson | Dec 26
For those who were able to navigate the glitch-prone and often overwhelmed website, there’s still work to be done to make sure success online leads to actual coverage come the new year.

Health Care Signups Pick Up Pace in November

By Laurie Kellman and Ricardo Alonson-Zaldivar | Dec 11
Enrollment statistics from the Health and Human Services Department showed that 364,682 people have signed up for private coverage as of Nov. 30 under the federal health law.

Alaska May Make Gay Partners "Family"

By Becky Bohrer | Aug 23
The Alaska State Personnel Board is considering including same-sex partners of state employees in the definition of "immediate family" for purposes of leave.

Brown University to Cover Sexual Reassignment Surgery

By Jason St. Amand | Feb 11
Brown University’s new student health plan coverage will cover 14 types of sexual reassignment surgeries for transgender students.

HHS warns of double-digit spike in health premiums

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Feb 18
Eye-popping health insurance premium increases of up to 39 percent are not an exception but a worrisome sign of the times, the Obama administration said in a report Thursday.

Individual insurance rates soar in 4 states

By Linda A. Johnson | Feb 15
Consumers in at least four states who buy their own health insurance are getting hit with premium increases of 15 percent or more - and people in other states could see the same thing.

A rate hike for the few _ until it’s you

By Adam Geller | Feb 15
To critics, a 39 percent hike in health insurance for some Californians foretells skyrocketing rates for the rest of us. Not so, says the company, arguing the increase only hits a relatively small number of people and the economy is to blame

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