Talking Uninsurance w/Phil Lebherz

May 19, 2011

A fun conversation with Phil ensued. Take a listen (and look at for the bit where he claims that Len Schaeffer–the man who built Wellpoint into the force it is today–is really a supporter of universal health care because he ran HCFA under Carter for a few minutes in the 1970s!). And no, it wasn’t all violent disagreement–but enough was to make it interesting.

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Insurance Questions for Young Adults

May 17, 2011

One of the most popular provisions of last year’s health care reform law lets children stay on their parents’ health plan until they turn 26, but some recent college grads and other young adults will discover this is not an option or the best option for them.

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Medicaid Drops Thousands

May 15, 2011

DHS announced last week they are decreasing the eligibility based on the federal poverty level (FPL), to help curb spending woes. Currently, applicants that have an income within 200 percent of FPL are qualified – for example, a family of four would be Medicaid-covered if they have a maximum yearly income of $51,420, according to the Foundation for Health Coverage Education.

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Health Affairs Blog: Nearly 80% of Uninsured Patients in 4 Busy Hospital ERs are Eligible, but not Enrolled in Public Programs

May 9, 2011

A startling 79.7% of uninsured patients seeking emergency care in four San Diego hospital ERs could have had some form of government insurance, but did not, according to a recent surveys posted today on the well-regarded health policy journal Health Affairs by the Foundation for Health Coverage Education (FHCE) (

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Public Coverage Programs: Solving the Enrollment Dilemma

May 9, 2011

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80% of Uninsured Patients in 4 Busy Hospital ERs Are Eligible, but Not Enrolled in Public Programs, According to CoverageForAll.

May 9, 2011

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Consumer Corner: Help for When the Going Gets Tough

May 2, 2011

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