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The Takeaway

In San Antonio, A Lifeline for the Hispanic Uninsured

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

High rates of uninsurance plague Hispanic communities. Del Barrio Clinic in San Antonio, Texas is trying to turn the tide. 

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WNYC News

Insuring Against Rising Cyber Attacks

Friday, March 13, 2015

Small to mid-sized companies are especially at-risk from hackers because they’re often the least prepared and lack adequate protections.

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Money Talking

Death, Taxes and Cyberattacks: They're Here to Stay

Friday, March 13, 2015

Companies are looking to protect themselves by taking out insurance plans as cyberspace becomes more vulnerable to attacks.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Some Sandy Damage Reports Were Falsified

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

After engineers' reports originally confirmed Sandy-related damage for thousands of homes, many homeowners are being denied compensation from insurers, prompting allegations of fraud.

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WNYC News

Congress Brings Back Terrorism Insurance Program

Thursday, January 08, 2015

A federal backstop to private insurance; members of the New York real estate community say it's essential.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Surprisingly High Cost, And Lack of Transparency, Of Simple Medical Procedures

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Elisabeth Rosenthal discuss her latest (and final) story in her New York Times “Paying Till It Hurts” series, about the price of medical tests.

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Money Talking

Congress' Unfinished Business: Terrorism Insurance

Friday, November 21, 2014

Real estate and insurance companies worry the lame-duck Congress will fail to re-authorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act before it expires on December 31.

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WNYC News

Ebola’s Threat to Business

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Insurance may not cover the costs of dealing with the disease.

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WNYC News

Health Insurance Spikes — But Less Than Expected

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Insurers asked state regulators for premium increases close to 13 percent for next year. Albany is allowing about half that.

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The Takeaway

Meet the New CEO of HealthCare.Gov

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Kevin Counihan takes the helm of Healthcare.gov next week. He reflects on the program's challenging first year, and looks ahead to the new enrollment period.

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WNYC News

Uncertain Fate for Children Covered by CHIP

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Nearly a half million of New York's low-income children stand to lose their federally-funded health coverage, unless Congress re-authorizes the Children's Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, a longstanding insurance program that is set to expire.

Some of those covered by CHIP could instead get coverage from Medicaid, according to Joan ...

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WNYC News

Crickets Chirping for NY's Small Biz Insurance Exchange

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

So far, the state has just 10,000 sign-ups for employer-based health plans.

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WNYC News

Big Real Estate Jittery Over Future of Terrorism Insurance

Friday, June 20, 2014

Many commercial building owners and developers are worried about the future of a little-known federal insurance program it considers indispensable.

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The Takeaway

As Clock Ticks, ACA Seeks Minority Enrollment

Monday, March 31, 2014

March 31 is the deadline for most Americans to sign up for health insurance. The White House reports that 6 million people have signed up for coverage so far, but some of the most important groups for the ACA—minorities—have yet to get on board.

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WNYC News

NJ Obamacare Enrollment Lower Than Expected

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

About 55,000 New Jersey residents have signed up for coverage under the federal health insurance exchange, and about one in four of them are in the much-sought-after 18-to-34-year-old age category, according to newly released figures from the federal Health and Human Services Department.

Experts in the Garden State say the ...

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WNYC News

Hospitals, Clinics and Doctors Get Ready for Newly Insured

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

New Year's Day marks the first day healthcare coverage takes effect under the Affordable Care Act. Hospitals, clinics and doctors say they are expecting to see a gradual uptick of new patients, rather than a flood, in the days ahead. 

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WNYC News

Two Months Later, Health Insurance Seekers Find Frustration

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

In New York, 76,177 have signed up for health plans on the state marketplace as of Monday. About 54 percent of those have been eligible for private insurance, and about 46 percent have applied for Medicaid.

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Money Talking

A Checkup on Obamacare

Friday, November 22, 2013

Healthcare.gov launched more than seven weeks ago and its diagnosis isn't looking good so far. 

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WNYC News

Despite Obama Promise, Cuomo Preserves Health Insurance Status Quo

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

If you like your health plan, you can keep it.

Last week, President Obama restored that pledge, after he was forced to admit the Affordable Care Act had in fact caused many people to lose insurance coverage deemed insufficient under the sweeping federal health law.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obamacare: Keeping Your Plan

Friday, November 15, 2013

WNYC reporter Fred Mogul and Elisabeth Benjamin, vice president of Health Initiatives at Community Service Society, discuss the president's announcement yesterday and what you need to know about keeping your insurance plan.

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