Most Americans think US healthcare could be better handled

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According to a poll, this sentiment is particularly strong when it comes to care for older adults. Less than half of Americans feel that the US healthcare system is being handled well, according to the results of a new poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Less than half of the survey participants said they felt that they were satisfied with the way it is managed. Among the survey respondents, only a tiny 12 percent said that they felt US healthcare was handled very well or…

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Insurance rates in South Africa spike as country labeled “very risky”

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Rising claims from crime, blackouts, inflation and other factors have insurers increasing premiums. Residents of South Africa are expected to see their insurance rates jump by at least 5 percent as insurers watch the risks associated with the country rapidly rising. The risks have been increasing on many fronts from both domestic and global contributing factors. The country is now viewed as “very risky” by insurers, which are raising insurance rates to reflect the increasing claims filed in a spectrum of categories. Insurers have been receiving increased flood and fire…

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Inflation sends Illinois auto insurance higher by as much as 30 percent

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Drivers can still find opportunities for savings if they compare plans and watch for discounts. Motorists in Illinois can expect to be paying auto insurance premiums that are as much as 30 percent higher next year than they were this year as a result of inflation. Many drivers are seeking ways to save money by comparing quotes and spotting discounts. With expenses rising on all fronts due to inflation, consumers are struggling to make ends meet while still battling with ongoing pandemic-related supply chain issues. Therefore, at the same time…

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Michigan falls to 4th place among states with most expensive auto insurance

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The state held the most expensive spot for years and is now falling in the ranks toward affordability. Michigan has fallen to fourth place in the ranking of states with the most expensive auto insurance in the country, according to a report newly released by Insure.com. The report is released annually and provides an examination of car coverage rates. Fourth place is a considerable improvement for Michigan, which long held onto the most expensive spot in the US. This change in rank shows that there are now three states that…

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“Leading Idaho” plan slashes 12 percent from health insurance costs

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A key waiver in the plan is meant to help ensure that coverage is accessible to more state residents. The State of Idaho recently achieved a key milestone in its “Leading Idaho” plan in the form of a waiver that will reduce the cost of health insurance for state residents, helping to make the coverage more broadly available, according to an announcement from Governor Brad Little. The state’s innovation waiver is expected to reduce the average premiums by 12 percent. “Idahoans benefited from another win from our ‘Leading Idaho’ plan…

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Flood insurance uncommon among Kentucky homeowners under water

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With dozens of people dead and rain still in the forecast, the area hasn’t been known for this type of flooding. Regions of Kentucky have suffered profoundly as a result of extensive and ongoing flooding, a situation that has only been made worse because there is very little flood insurance coverage throughout the affected areas. Hundreds of homes flooded, primarily badly, and residents were left waiting to assess the damage. While flood insurance is often purchased in parts of the country at a higher risk of damage from these natural…

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HHS to invest over $49 million into health care for kids and parents

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The funds will be in the form of 36 awarded grants to strengthen Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced through its Centers for Medicare & Medical Services (CMS) that it is awarding grants worth a total of $49 million to organizations working to reduce the rate of uninsured Americans and to bring health care access to more kids and parents alike. This represents the largest outreach and enrollment effort from the HHS through Connecting Kids to Coverage. The investment…

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