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It's Official: Anthem Blue Cross Withdraws Request for Controversial Health Insurance Rate Hikes

We spoke too soon! It’s official… Anthem Blue Cross has officially withdrawn their request for health insurance premium increases of as much as 39%. Anthem Blue Cross had originally announced that health insurance premiums would be increased as of March 1st, but due to consumer outrage and public outcry by both state and federal officials, . . . → Read More: It's Official: Anthem Blue Cross Withdraws Request for Controversial Health Insurance Rate Hikes

Anthem Blue Cross May be Cancelling Controversial Health Insurance Rate Hikes

Don’t look now, but we’re hearing rumblings that Anthem Blue Cross may be cancelling the health insurance premium increases which were slated to go into effect on May 1st. Anthem Blue Cross had originally announced that health insurance premiums would be increased as of March 1st, but due to consumer outrage and public outcry by . . . → Read More: Anthem Blue Cross May be Cancelling Controversial Health Insurance Rate Hikes

Even Without California Rate Hikes, Wellpoint (Anthem Blue Cross) Posts 51% Increase in Profit

It may be under siege for proposing record health insurance premium increases in California, but Wellpoint, parent company of Anthem Blue Cross, has announced that its first quarter profits for this year increased 51% over the same period last year. Wellpoint’s profits soared even as it was forced to delay increasing health insurance premiums in . . . → Read More: Even Without California Rate Hikes, Wellpoint (Anthem Blue Cross) Posts 51% Increase in Profit

Healthcare Reform: Can the IRS Handle Healthcare Reform? How Will the IRS Enforce It?

If you have had a discussion with your fellow Americans about healthcare reform, you probably know by now that there is no better way to get into a heated debate than to mention the health insurance mandate, the requirement that Americans be able to show proof of health insurance or face a penalty if they . . . → Read More: Healthcare Reform: Can the IRS Handle Healthcare Reform? How Will the IRS Enforce It?

Too Much Demand for Remote Area Medical Clinic in Los Angeles; All Registration Wristbands Gone

Despite the best efforts by organizers, all wrist bands for the massive weeklong free healthcare clinic at the Los Angeles Sports Arena were gone by 11 a.m. this morning. In a follow-up to the largest free healthcare clinic ever held in Los Angeles, the Remote Area Medical (RAM) mobile clinic opened yesterday and began providing . . . → Read More: Too Much Demand for Remote Area Medical Clinic in Los Angeles; All Registration Wristbands Gone

Healthcare Reform: Wellpoint (Anthem Blue Cross) and Blue Shield of California End Rescissions Ahead of Schedule

In yet another step that health insurance companies are taking ahead of healthcare reform schedule, two of the nation’s largest health insurers have announced that they will be ending the practice of dropping health insurance policyholders when they become sick, common referred to as “rescission.” Under healthcare reform, Wellpoint, the parent company for Anthem Blue . . . → Read More: Healthcare Reform: Wellpoint (Anthem Blue Cross) and Blue Shield of California End Rescissions Ahead of Schedule

Question of the Day: Is There Any Way to Extend My COBRA Health Insurance Benefits? Maybe

It’s a sign of these uncertain times, but we keep getting questions about COBRA and health insurance; “What is COBRA?”, “How much does COBRA health insurance cost?”, “Who is eligible for COBRA health insurance?”, and “How long does COBRA last?” are just some of the questions we’ve been receiving lately.

As most of you are . . . → Read More: Question of the Day: Is There Any Way to Extend My COBRA Health Insurance Benefits? Maybe

Update: Los Angeles Remote Area Medical Clinic Started Today; 2,000 Wristbands Still Available

Just another quick update to anyone without health insurance or who is underinsured and needing mental and/or dental care in Southern California. In a follow-up to the largest free healthcare clinic ever held in Los Angeles, the Remote Area Medical (RAM) mobile clinic opened this morning in Los Angeles and began providing free medical and . . . → Read More: Update: Los Angeles Remote Area Medical Clinic Started Today; 2,000 Wristbands Still Available

Healthcare Reform: Obamacare Health Insurance Scams

Just another warning about the scams that are coming out of the woodwork in the wake of healthcare reform. With all the confusion out there about healthcare reform, it’s not surprise that unscrupulous folks are taking advantage of the situation and preying on the elderly and people who are already struggling financially.

Don’t be a . . . → Read More: Healthcare Reform: Obamacare Health Insurance Scams

UPDATE: Remote Area Medical Clinic Starts Tomorrow in Los Angeles, 5,600 Already Signed Up

Just another quick update to anyone without health insurance or who is underinsured and needing mental and/or dental care in Southern California. In a follow-up to the largest free healthcare clinic ever held in Los Angeles, the Remote Area Medical (RAM) mobile clinic plans to visit Los Angeles and provide free medical and dental care . . . → Read More: UPDATE: Remote Area Medical Clinic Starts Tomorrow in Los Angeles, 5,600 Already Signed Up