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A family doctor checks a patient's mouth and throat. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Insurers Find Ways To Discourage Sick From Healthcare Enrollment

Consumer advocates warn that insurers are still using wiggle room to discourage the sickest — and costliest — patients from enrolling for Obamacare.

08/27/2014

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Deductible Problem Complaints Skyrocketing

Complaints about some of the biggest health insurance companies in the state are skyrocketing and could get a lot worse. Some insurance agents told CBS 11 News that thousands of people might have insurance problems they don’t even know about yet.

CBSDFW.COM–06/18/2014

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Parkland Hospital Raises Its Minimum Wage

Parkland Hospital is raising the minimum wage for their workers to $10.25 an hour.

06/12/2014

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Largest Texas Health Insurer: Technical Glitch Is Causing Deductible Problem

CBS 11 News has learned that the largest health insurer in Texas hasn’t been paying some of its bills. The problem has caused some people to take out loans and cash in investments, to pay for medical charges that are supposed to be covered.

CBSDFW.COM–06/10/2014

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Data Discrepancies In Health Care Signups Jeopardize Coverage

A government document provided to The Associated Press says more than 2 million people who got health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law have data discrepancies that could jeopardize coverage for some.

06/04/2014

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Despite Glitches, Hundreds At Texas Hospitals To Sign Up On Healthcare.gov

A glitch kept Nina Tillmon of Grand Prairie from completing the process to sign up for insurance on the government’s website healthcare.gov. But she says she’s not too concerned.

CBS 11–03/31/2014

380238 04: Pediatrician Wilma Bausas examines Gladys Perez, 4, during her visit to the Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, Inc. health clinic October 14, 2000 in El Paso, Texas. Texas ranks second to last (49th out of 50 states) in the nation in the percentage of children without health insurance. About 1.4 million children in Texas are uninsured. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Confusion About Obamacare Deadline Persists

Three days before the federal deadline to secure it, or potentially face a penalty, there are still questions the federal deadline to secure healthcare.

03/28/2014

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Sebelius: Texas Opposition Hasn’t Helped Sign-Ups

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says political opposition in Texas to the federal health care overhaul hasn’t helped the state’s underperforming sign-up numbers.

03/28/2014

Enrollment Specialist Horacio Castaneda (L) helps Rosa Ayala Cruz (R) apply for health benefits. (credit: Chris Schneider/Getty Images)

Hispanics Being Left Behind In Health Care Overhaul

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.

03/24/2014

Does My Health Insurance Work Outside Of The United States?

Most health plans do not cover medical services outside of the United States.

03/20/2014

Who Can I Contact With Problems About My Insurer?

Under the Affordable Care Act, consumers have the right to appeal decisions made by their health insurance company.

03/20/2014

Can I Pay For A Dentist With My Health Insurance?

For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.

03/20/2014

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