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    By Maxim Elramsisy California Black Media California’s health insurance marketplace, known as the Covered California Health Exchange, launched its 10th open enrollment period on Nov.1. Covered California is the government agency that offers subsidized Obamacare plans for Californians. Those who qualify receive financial assistance on a sliding scale for their health coverage in compliance with ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Whatever the health equity category, the Black community continues at two to three times more likely to die than whites, which is prompting more research to show that it’s not by accident, but more by design. Disparities across healthcare for Black patients over the decades is not an unfamiliar conversation for Dr. ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent House members returned to the U.S. Capitol last Friday and, after some debate, passed the Inflation Reduction Act, major legislation that the Biden-Harris administration said would lower health-care costs, fight climate change, raise taxes on some large companies and reduce the deficit. President Biden signed the ...
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    3 Million People Can Benefit More money for more people equals more and better health insurance coverage for millions of Californians and consumers nationwide — especially vital during this age of COVID-19. That’s the upshot of President Joe Biden’s recently passed $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, with health care provisions containing new and expanded financial ...
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    Covered California is reaching out to African Americans and other people of color in the state who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 virus, to urge them to enroll in health coverage through its special-enrollment period underway now through May 15 for anyone who doesn’t have health insurance. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to endanger the lives ...
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    In the face of rising COVID-19 cases that are disproportionately infecting and killing African Americans and other people of color, Covered California has taken the unprecedented step of giving consumers until Dec. 30 to sign up for health insurance coverage that begins on Jan. 1. Covered California’s original enrollment deadline was Dec. 15 for coverage ...
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    By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. Today, Americans are facing unprecedented times. We are in the midst of a global pandemic, our country has fallen into an economic recession, and hundreds of thousands are protesting police brutality and racial injustice. But there is another epidemic in this country that must be addressed, and it must ...
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    COMMENTARY By Ray Curry Secretary-Treasurer, UAW Laughter is the Best Medicine, says the Reader’s Digest version of America. But, not when it’s the only medicine, responds the America that far too many have known and continue to know. Not when the United States alone is one of the world’s top 33 most developed countries that ...
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    Before you walk down that aisle and “style and profile” on your wedding day, you have a million things to think about. Make sure your health insurance coverage is one of them. We are in the middle of wedding season, which happens to coincide with Covered California’s special-enrollment period, and getting married is one of ...
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    As the calendar turns to 2018, Covered California is ringing the Christmas bell that a wonderful gift awaits most people who sign up for health insurance by Dec. 15 — lower prices. A new analysis finds that the net monthly premiums for the 85 percent of Covered California enrollees who get financial help — the ...