Uninsured unclear on subsidies

More than a third of those without health insurance in California are unaware of the financial incentives offered via the state's Obamacare operation, a report says. "We cannot ignore the reality that too many uninsured Californians still don't know they can get financial help to buy brand-name insurance through Covered California," said the organization's executive director, Peter Lee. The third open enrollment period under the ... (More)

Obamacare wins at high court

The Affordable Care Act survived its second do-or-die Supreme Court test in three years, raising odds for its survival but by no means ending the legal and political assaults on it five years after it became law. The 6-3 ruling, a major win for the White House, stopped a challenge that would have erased tax-credit subsidies in at least 34 states for individuals and families buying insurance through the federal government’s online ... (More)

Obamacare subsidies backed in poll

Despite months of news coverage, most people say they have heard little or nothing about a Supreme Court case that could eliminate subsidies helping millions of Americans afford coverage under the federal health law, according to a poll. But when respondents were told about the case, King v. Burwell, about two-thirds said that if the court strikes down the subsidies, then Congress or state officials should step in to restore them, ... (More)

Obamacare ruling no threat in Calif.

Consumers receiving health insurance subsidies via Covered California have little to worry about from the highly publicized court ruling that provides the latest threat to the Affordable Care Act, state officials say. Two U.S. courts of appeal issued Obamacare rulings this week, one maintaining that the federal government cannot provide health insurance subsidies in states that failed to set up their own insurance ... (More)