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Company aims to help uninsured without actually insuring them

Health insurers have lots of competition vying for the same consumers, especially in the health insurance exchanges, but one non-traditional company could be looking to compete against traditional insurers in a whole new way.

How price transparency may complicate medical decision-making

Despite the benefits of increasing healthcare price transpa rency  for patients, putting cost information in front of  clinicians may introduce ethical challenges in ensuring patients get appropriate care, according to a po st  from  Forbes.

4 signs the ACA is working

Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of HealthCare.gov's launch, and the debate regarding the healthcare reform law's popularity and effectiveness continues. An article in the New Republic said despite the controversy, it's important to look at the end result. It outlines four ways that prove the Affordable Care Act is working. 

LGBT consumers less likely to have insurance, Gallup finds

Individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender are less likely to have health insurance compared to the non-LGBT population, according to a new Gallup survey.

Hospitals stand to lose $167B in non-Medicaid expansion states

Hospitals in the 24 states that didn't expand Medicaid will lose $167.8 billion in additional funding to offset cuts to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement under healthcare reform, an analysis...

Census survey changes could hide ACA effects

The Census Bureau plans to change its annual survey so drastically that it may be difficult to determine the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act, reports the  New York Times.

Study: Health insurance helps detect cancer early in young adults

When teens and young adults have health insurance, they're more likely to be diagnosed early with cancer, a new study from the American Cancer Society found.

CDC: 1 in 4 families struggles with healthcare bills

More than a quarter of families in the U.S. have experienced a healthcare-related financial burden recently, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Boost consumer health literacy for reform success

If the federal government and insurers can't boost consumers' health literacy, success in the post-reform industry may be hard to achieve, The Atlantic reported.

Cost of care is just as important as quality care

I didn't land a news reporter job right away when I first graduated from college with a journalism degree. So I took the first job offered to me as a customer service representative for a major...