Despite Website Improvements, Millions of Blacks Not Covered

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WASHINGTON – As the Obama administration makes strides to improve the functionality of HealthCare.gov, the flagship website for the Affordable Care Act, Republican lawmakers continue to block federal funds that would help millions of poor Blacks get health insurance coverage. A progress report on the improved performance of HealthCare.gov cited hundreds of software bugs that […]

Health Exchanges Slow to Attract Young, Healthy

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LOS ANGELES – Fears that insurance exchanges that are the linchpin of President Barack Obama’s federal health care overhaul wouldn’t attract the young, healthy people needed to make them financially viable are being heightened by the early results of signups in several states. If it becomes a trend, that could lead to increases in insurance […]

Sacramento Area Leaders & Organizations Sponsor Health Enrollment Day

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SACRAMENTO – Forget plagued websites, Covered California is given area residents a chance to sign up for affordable health insurance in person. Enrollment Day in Sacramento will be held on Saturday, November 16 from 9:00 to 2:00 p.m. Individuals and families can find out more information and apply on-site at four different locations in four […]

African American Women’s Health Legacy Project Holds Diabetic and Foot Care Workshop

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SACRAMENTO – When it comes to living better, a local group wants to help people put their best foot forward. The African American Women’s Health Legacy Project (AAWHL) joins with Sacramento State Nursing interns on Wednesday, November 6, to present a Diabetic and Foot Care Workshop. The event is scheduled to run from 12 noon […]

Upcoming Health Fair Encourages Participants to “Be Healthy On Purpose.”

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SACRAMENTO – A local mentoring program is inviting the community to take charge of its own wellness and to “Be Healthy On Purpose.” Sisters of Nia hosts its free community health fair on Saturday, October 26 in Tahoe Park. The event, is set to run from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Tahoe Park is located […]

Sacramento Mother and Daughter Share Special Bond as Breast Cancer Survivors

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SACRAMENTO – When her daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer, Margaret Finch’s nursing skills kicked into overdrive and she threw herself into caring for her and aiding in her recovery. Ms. Finch didn’t know that the roles would soon reverse and her daughter would be helping her wage the same battle. Today, Ms. Finch, 72, […]

Consumers Warned of Misleading Insurance Websites

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NATIONWIDE – Insurance regulators and an industry trade group warn that this month’s rollout of the health insurance marketplaces created by federal law opened the door for bad actors at the same time that it gives brokers and agents a business opportunity. New Hampshire’s insurance commissioner sent a cease-and-desist letter last week to an Arizona […]

Endowment To Help ‘Sons And Brothers’ Of Color

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SACRAMENTO – In the wake of grim statistics and reports highlighting disparate outcomes for young African-American men, and an attorney general’s report underscoring the link between elementary school truancy and crime, the California Endowment announced it will commit $50 million over the next seven years to help improve the health and educational outcomes for young […]

Insurance Providers Assist Californians With Gaining Access To Affordable Health Care

Amber Lidskin, an insurance agent who work for Kuhtz Diehl Insurance and Financial Services, has been holding mini-seminars around Sacramento to educate people about the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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SACRAMENTO — One of the most regrettable things insurance agent Amber Lidskin has had to do will soon become a thing of the past and she’s happy about it. When Ms. Lidskin — an agent for Kuhtz Diel Insurance and Financial Services — would sit down with potential clients to discuss health care insurance packages, […]

Poll: Many Calif. Voters in Dark on ‘Obamacare’

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LOS ANGELES — A new Field Poll says many Californians are only vaguely familiar with details of President Barack Obama’s health care reforms, even though enrollment starts in October. The survey released Tuesday finds that about one in four state voters knows little or nothing about the Affordable Care Act. Another 60 percent say they […]