Posts Tagged ‘Health Insurance’

Kaiser survey: 2 of 3 who were uninsured before full ACA enactment now covered

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Center for Health Policy Research - 101202More than two-thirds of those who were uninsured before the Affordable Care Act was fully implemented now have coverage, according to a KQED State of Health story based on a Kaiser Family Foundation survey. Center Director Gerald Kominski cautioned that the survey findings have a limitation and exclude Californians who had insurance pre-ACA and lost … [ Read full post ]

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Better off after the ACA or not? Ask Dr. Roby

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Dylan Roby, director of the Center’s Health Economics and Evaluation Research Program, recently appeared on Ask Dr. Nandi, the Detroit-based medical talk show, for a segment called “Truth in Medical Care.”  The show focused on two women who said their new insurance plans were more costly and less comprehensive after enactment … [ Read full post ]

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Treatment at cash clinics and costs at free-standing ERs prompt concern

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Going without health insurance and using a low-cost, cash-only clinic may seem like a “good deal” for those who don’t use much medical care, but a serious illness that requires continued treatment like dialysis or chemotherapy could leave uninsured patients in a precarious financial and medical state,  said Dylan Roby, director of the Center’s … [ Read full post ]

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Confusion over effects of Proposition 45

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

About a million Californians who have health coverage not purchased on the state exchange could have their premium increases kept in check with the passage of Proposition 45, said Dylan Roby, the director of the Center’s Health Economics and Evaluation program, in a Capital Public Radio report. But Covered California, which negotiates its … [ Read full post ]

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Bill proposes more consumer access to health providers

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

A proposed bill, AB2533, would allow people to go outside their health provider network at no extra cost if the provider’s network is inadequate, according to a KPCC story.

The Center’s Dylan Roby said insurers would also have to report to the state their denials of care and patient complaints, which would be … [ Read full post ]

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Enrolling in a new health plan? Check the list of doctors

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Open enrollment on the state health exchange starts Nov. 15. According to a KPCC report, a frequent complaint from consumers who enrolled the first year is that the “narrow networks” under healthcare reform excluded their doctor. The Center’s Shana Alex Charles said “it’s not guaranteed” that a new plan will include a certain doctor.… [ Read full post ]

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