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Complex health care system for California’s elderly and poor explained

Sourcewise gathered experts and advocates to explain the new California health plan initiative (fifth from left Amber Cutler and (rightmost) Marcelo Espiritu. PHOTO BY HARVEY BARKIN/INQUIRER.net

Now that about eight million have enrolled in health care plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare), what happens to those who do have Medicare, Medicaid, Medi-Cal, Kaiser, other health care plans or combinations of plans?

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Obamacare enrollment soars in San Francisco region


Obamacare enrollment in the greater San Francisco Bay Area soared in the last five months, exceeding health authorities’ base projection by 218 percent.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Higher Philhealth fees cover those earning P8K or less, OFWs, others


MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. clarified on Wednesday that only members belonging to selected sectors have been affected by the adjustments in premium contributions, contrary to some reports in the media.   At the Fernandina forum in San Juan City on Wednesday, Rodolfo del Rosario Jr., officer in charge of the PhilHealth’s corporate communications [...]

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Nevada Fil-Ams begin signing up for Obamacare

Rozita Lee and Emma Williams, both fluent in Filipino, staff table to sign up Fil-Ams for Obamacare.  PHOTO BY BERT ELJERA

Since quitting her job as a nurse in San Francisco five years ago, Christine Gregorio has been without healthcare insurance. She does not have health issues, but at 56 years of age, she worries that ailments that come with growing old would set in sooner or later.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Forum explains Obamacare in historic Filipinotown

Doreena Wong, at SIPA forum, explaining how Obamacare works. PHOTO BY ALFRED DICIOCO

Community organizations are busy explaining to families and individuals how the new Affordable Care Act, more popularly known as Obamacare, provides the chance for the uninsured to get affordable health insurance.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »