Phil Galewitz

Phil Galewitz appears in the following:

Obamacare Insurers Sweeten Plans With Free Doctor Visits

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Some insurers are betting that lowering the barrier to seeing a doctor will encourage people to get needed care sooner. If it works, the health plans could save more than they spend on the benefit.


What Happens If Kentucky Dismantles Its Health Insurance Exchange?

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Supporters of Kentucky's insurance exchange have asked the governor-elect to reconsider a pledge he made to shutter it and shift people to the federally run


Slow Going For Small Businesses And Health Exchanges

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Specialized health insurance marketplaces that cater to businesses with fewer than 50 employees haven't gotten much traction. Cheaper alternatives are one reason why.


IRS: 7.5 Million Americans Paid Penalty For Lack Of Health Coverage

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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.


Free Contraceptives Must Be Free, Obama Administration Tells Insurers

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The notice to insurers comes after reports found many health plans weren't providing no-cost birth control for all prescription methods, a requirement under the Affordable Care Act.


Fla. Governor Leaves Meeting With U.S. Health Secretary Empty-Handed

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Despite a "good conversation" with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, Gov. Rick Scott gets no sign that Florida will receive the more than $1 billion he wants for health care.


GOP Faults Shift Of Funds To HealthCare.Gov From NIH And CDC

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

House Republicans are asking why the Obama administration moved money to run the federal insurance marketplace in 37 states, after House Democrats didn't appropriate enough funding.


Administration Grants Tax Time Reprieve For Obamacare Procrastinators

Friday, February 20, 2015

There will be a special insurance enrollment period from March 15 to April 30 for people to use if they discover they owe a penalty for not having coverage when filling out their taxes.


Pregnant And Uninsured? Don't Count On Obamacare Coverage

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Women who get pregnant and don't have health insurance can't sign up outside open enrollment until after they give birth. Advocates say that puts mother and child at risk of serious health problems.


Florida Leads Insurance Sign-Ups, Despite Political Opposition To Overhaul

Monday, February 02, 2015

With two weeks to go until the 2015 Obamacare enrollment deadline, Florida is ahead of even California, which has twice the population and embraced the Affordable Care Act from the start.


Despite Decline, Elective Early Births Remain A Medicaid Problem

Monday, December 08, 2014

The rate for early elective delivery for women covered by Medicaid has fallen since 2007. Still, the early births remain common and are a potential source of health trouble for mothers and babies.


Health Centers Hurt In States That Skipped Medicaid Expansion

Friday, May 09, 2014

Most of the affected patients live in the South, because every state in the region except Arkansas and Kentucky opted against expanding the Medicaid program for the poor.


5 Things That Could Alter The Perception Of Obamacare

Friday, January 03, 2014

Insurance enrollment will be a key yardstick for assessing whether the Affordable Care Act is working. Almost as important as the total number of people who get coverage is whether a ...


Canvassers For Health Coverage Find Few Takers In Boca Raton

Monday, July 29, 2013

Most Americans aren't aware that they may be able to buy health insurance under the new marketplaces. So an outreach effort lead by veterans of the Obama administration and campaigns is going door to door to get the word out.