Hispanics account for about one-third of the nation’s uninsured, but they seem to be staying on the sidelines as the White House races to meet a goal of 6 million sign-ups by March 31.
Texas stands out among the nation’s four most populous states for lagging behind on signups for healthcare insurance. California, New York and Florida have signed up far more people.
The federal government is targeting Dallas and Houston among 25 large metro areas nationwide to push health care signups before the end of the open enrollment period.
A Dallas psychologist has pleaded guilty in a nearly $2 million federal workers health care scam including false claims of treating a patient daily for years.
Federally funded “navigators” who help Texans get health insurance under the federal health care overhaul must obtain more training.
More than 118,500 Texans have used the federal health care web site to sign up for insurance. The federal Department of Health and Human Services released statistics Monday that show Texas ranked fourth in the nation.
The White House and Texas Democrats are touting the health care overhaul and calling on Republican leaders to expand coverage for the poor.
Texas cities are ramping up efforts to get people enrolled in President Barack Obama’s health care exchange as they face a deadline for insurance coverage to begin Jan. 1.
Day after day, Adonias Arevalo tried to calm his parents’ nerves. Like many other immigrants, they worried personal information on their son’s application for government-subsidized health insurance could draw the attention of immigration authorities.
About 14,000 Texans enrolled for health insurance in October and November on the embattled federal online exchange, nearly five times more than successfully navigated the site during its rocky opening month.
Counselors helping people use the federal government’s online health exchange are giving mixed reviews to the updated site, with some zipping through the application process while others are facing the same old sputters and even crashes.
Implementation of the health reform law continues through 2014 with these key dates.