New York health insurance policies now cover 95 percent of state residents

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The N.Y. State of Health has announced a new coverage record as many more residents enroll. A New York health insurance enrollment record has been broken this year as 95 percent of residents are now enrolled in the N.Y. State of Health plans. Registrations in the New York State of Health plans have struck record levels for this year’s coverage. This year’s enrollment period came to a close on January 31 and by that point, there were 4.8 million people with New York Health Insurance registrations. This figure represents 95…

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Trump’s attempt to roll back birth control mandate quashed by judge

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A federal judge has ruled to block a set of new regulations put forward by the Trump administration. The recent attempt the Trump administration has made to block the birth control mandate in the Affordable Care Act has been halted for the moment. A federal judge in Pennsylvania has paused the ability for the efforts to move forward. The Trump administration had been seeking to roll back the birth control mandate. This would make it harder for women to obtain no cost birth control if their employers state that they…

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Government shutdown stops worker pay but not heath care coverage

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As this record breaking ongoing shutdown continues, federal employees continue their health insurance. The government shutdown continues to stop 800,000 federal employees and others from receiving their paychecks. That said, as they go unpaid, many have questions about their employee health insurance and other health benefits. Workers are worrying about their health, vision, dental and long-term care coverage. For those who wonder about their insurance benefits, most will continue even while workers go unpaid. Federal employees, for the most part, don’t need to worry that the government shutdown will affect…

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2018 Insurance industry trends laying the foundation for 2019

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This year took insurers and their policyholders in a new direction that will define future movements. Every year reveals different insurance industry trends and as we look back on 2018, it has become clear that it was also defined by a specific direction. Last year was seen as a time in which regulations were changing broadly but 2018 was different. In 2018, the insurance industry trends in the United States showed an inclination toward forming new alliances and remaining flexible in an evolving marketplace, according to a recent Modern Healthcare…

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Federal judge’s ruling calls Affordable Care Act unconstitutional

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Though former president Obama is unconcerned about Obamacare’s future, it may harm the GOP. A federal judge in Texas has ruled that the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional. The impact of this decision about the health care reform has been a substantial one for Republicans. The Republican-appointed judge hasn’t had much of an immediate practical impact on the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare continues to be in effect as the legal battle will progress forward. It may eventually end up heading to the Supreme Court. That said,…

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ACA health insurance enrollment deadline looms and sign-ups are down

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The open enrollment period for 2019 closes on December 15 but not as many people are signing up. Health insurance enrollment into the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges has fallen nationwide when compared to last year. The numbers have remained down despite the approaching deadline on December 15. The last few days of the open enrollment period could prove to be defining for the ACA in 2019. The final weeks and days of Affordable Care Act (A.C.A.) health insurance enrollment are strikingly busy. In 2017, over two thirds of Americans who…

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Number of people with California health insurance to fall over next half decade

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The falling uninsured rates trend in the state is expected to make a U-turn due to ACA changes. Up to 800,000 fewer people will have a California health insurance plan in 2023, according to recent research estimates. Changes made to the Affordable Care Act have reduced the incentive to purchase coverage. This will reverse an improvement trend in coverage rates that has extended over many years. The Affordable Care Act had been steadily reducing the number of uninsured Californians. Recent changes to official policy would remove the Affordable Care Act’s…

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