Phil Galewitz appears in the following:
Monday, March 20, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Health insurers in several big cities will take some pain out of doctor visits in 2016. The plans will offer free visits to primary care doctors in their networks.
You read that right. Doctor visits without copays. Or coinsurance. And no expensive deductible to pay off first either.
In Atlanta, ...
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Kentucky Gov.-elect Matt Bevin, who takes office Dec. 8, plans to dismantle the state's successful health insurance exchange and shift consumers to the federal one. It's a campaign promise that has sparked controversy in the state.
Supporters of Kentucky's exchange, called Kynect, have asked Bevin to reconsider. They say the ...
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Kentucky has run one of the most successful Obamacare individual health insurance exchanges, attracting enough people into private health plans and Medicaid to cut the state's uninsured rate by half in two years.
But Kentucky's online health insurance marketplace for small employers also created by the Affordable Care Act has ...
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
About 7.5 million Americans paid an average penalty of $200 for not having health insurance in 2014 — the first year most Americans were required to have coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday.
By contrast, taxpayers filing three-quarters of the 102 million ...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Free means free.
The Obama administration said Monday that health plans must offer at least one option for every type of prescription birth control free of charge to consumers. The instructions clarify the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate.
"Today's guidance seeks to eliminate any ambiguity," the Health and ...
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Florida Gov. Rick Scott paid a high-stakes visit to Washington D.C. on Wednesday, in hopes of persuading the Obama administration to continue a program that sends more than $1 billion in federal funds to Florida each year to help reimburse hospitals for the costs of caring for the state's poor. ...
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
House Republicans are questioning why the Obama administration transferred money last year from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to pay for the operation of the federal health insurance marketplace.
"Now it appears that we are robbing Peter to pay Paul in order ...
Friday, February 20, 2015
The Obama administration said Friday it will allow a special enrollment period from March 15 to April 30 for consumers who realize while filling out their taxes that they owe a fee for not signing up for coverage last year.
The special enrollment period applies to people in the ...
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The Obama administration often touts the health benefits women have gained under the Affordable Care Act, including the option to sign up for coverage outside of open enrollment periods if they're "having a baby."
But advocates complain that the special insurance enrollment period begins only after a birth. As ...
Monday, February 02, 2015
When Florida workers promoting President Obama's health law marketplace want instant feedback on how they're doing, they go to an online "heat map." The map turns darker green where they've seen the most people and shows bright red dots for areas where enrollment is high.
"The map shows us where ...
Monday, December 08, 2014
Nearly 9 percent of the births covered by Medicaid — or about 160,000 each year — were elective deliveries before 39 weeks of gestation. Early deliveries like those can lead to worse health outcomes for mothers and children and higher costs, according to a study published Monday.
The research, ...
Friday, May 09, 2014
More than 1 million patients who use federally funded community health centers will remain uninsured because they live in 24 states that chose not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, according to a study released Friday by researchers at George Washington University.
Most of those patients ...
Friday, January 03, 2014
Nearly four years after President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, most of its major provisions are now in effect. And they appear to be as controversial as ever.
To help make sense of the partisan arguments, here are five things that are likely to be important measuring sticks of ...