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Affordable Care Act update from the BYNC ACA outreach coordinator

1. With less than 1 month left before ACA open enrollment closes, what should consumers know? Consumers need to know March 31st is the last day to select a plan from the Marketplace. The Affordable Care Act/Obamacare provides a new tax credit to help consumers afford health coverage purchased through the Marketplace. According to the […]

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Eight in 10 uninsured Latinos may qualify for Medicaid

  A new report issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finds that nearly 8 in 10 uninsured Latinos may qualify for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or lower costs on monthly premiums through the Health Insurance Marketplace. If all states took advantage of new opportunities to expand Medicaid coverage […]

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Contract Negotiations Continue at Alivio Medical Center

Contract negotiations continue at Alivio Medical Center after workers went on a six-day strike earlier this month. Workers said they are unhappy with a contract proposal that would cap wages and increase the employee health insurance cost. Currently, the health insurance cost for the union is 17 percent for single, employee/spouse, and employee/child; and 14 […]