How Healthcare Reform May Impact Physicians

How Healthcare Reform May Impact Physicians

Healthcare reform is a touchy topic in America today. Phrases like “single-payer system” and “public option” are tossed around a lot these days, but the emphasis usually centers on the patient experience. However, as the past year has shown us, the functions of our healthcare system are heavily dependent on healthcare workers and physicians who are equally impacted by U.S. healthcare reform. Let’s explore the insurance versus cash-only debate to better understand available insurance alternatives and physician involvement in healthcare reform. Insurance vs. Cash-Only  Healthcare demand is growing rapidly in…

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Why the Country Still Needs the Affordable Care Act

Why the Country Still Needs the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act, ACA or “Obama care,” was enacted in 2010 and has had extreme proponents and detractors ever since. The Act was a reaction to the soaring costs of healthcare and health insurance, leaving millions uninsured and going into medical bill debt. So, what is the ACA, exactly, and what are its benefits? Read on to find out. Affordable Health Insurance The central pillar of the ACA is Obama care plans that provide affordable insurance to millions of people who previously had no coverage. Over 20 million Americans…

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Will the American Rescue Plan Make California Health insurance affordable?

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Covered California is urging state residents to take a second look at prices, as many have fallen. The California health insurance exchange is asking uninsured state residents to take a second look at what is available to them, as the new American Rescue Plan has reduced the price of some options. The federal law could make it notably cheaper to purchase a health plan on Covered California. According to a new report by Californiahealthline.org, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) has the potential to bring California health insurance into the hands…

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Online health insurance marketplaces reopen following Biden executive

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The new US president signed the executive order saying that he was undoing “damage” from Trump. US President Joe Biden signed an executive order at the end of last week reopening the online health insurance marketplaces for people without coverage through employers. This move restores access to the healthcare.gov insurance exchange from February 15 to May 15. According to President Biden, the order to open a new online health insurance marketplace window was meant to undo the “damage” his predecessor Donald Trump had done, said a Reuters report. This executive…

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The percentage of kids without Pennsylvania health insurance is rising

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The trend had been steady in 2018, but the segment of uninsured children in the state has climbed. In 2018, Pennsylvania health insurance data showed that the rate of uninsured kids had been holding study. However, last year, showed that the trend broke and more children were going without coverage. There are concerns that this situation could worsen as families face COVID-19 pandemic fallout. The Pennsylvania health insurance uninsured rate among children aged 18 years and younger hit 4.6 percent. That grew by 0.2 percent from 2018 and 2019, according…

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Health insurance plan coverage for 5 million Californians at risk

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Legal experts indicate that the ACA is likely to survive but a ruling may not occur until spring 2021. If the US Supreme Court decides to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health insurance plan coverage among Californians could face the biggest risk in the country. Millions of people across the state rely on billions in federal funds to afford their policies. The state has implemented a spectrum of forms of health insurance plan coverage and programs since Obamacare went into place. These include initiatives that expand well beyond the…

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Health care importance is high in the American Presidential Vote

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77 percent of survey respondents said this was a significant factor and 35 percent said it was critical. The results of a recent survey have revealed the health care importance when voting for the next US president. The survey was conducted by Insure.com and discussed the connection between this factor and the country’s politics. Over three quarters of the survey’s respondents felt that it was a significant election issue this year. At the highest level of health care importance was reducing the costs, said the participants in the survey. The…

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