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Language barrier could cost Asians health coverage

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SAN FRANCISCO, California–More than 300,000 people who bought subsidized health insurance in states that did not set up their own marketplace exchanges have been told by Uncle Sam that they could lose their coverage by the end of next month if they do not provide proof that they are living in the country legally by [...]

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

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