UCLA Health Report offers data to compare for future healthcare use

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The 2016 Presidential Election brought a large shift in policy opinion and direction. Reports on the current progress due to actions of the Obama administration are likely to be used as a base of comparison in the coming years. Most notably, the progress due to affordable health insurance. Unlike car insurance or homeowners insurance, health insurance is something Americans struggle with getting for both their family and themselves. America struggles in policy creation by deciding whether to make plans affordable for mass consumption or left for those who can afford…

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Health insurance coverage boosts chances for testicular cancer patients

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A recent study showed that those without health plans fare worse than those who are covered. Recent study results have joined a growing body of evidence showing that health insurance coverage is directly related to improved wellness. This also suggests that Obamacare may be improving the health of Americans. This research has shown that it is not just overall health that is benefiting but cancer patients are specifically finding help. A broad spectrum of studies have linked health care quality with insurance coverage. Reduced medical outcomes are also directly connected…

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Insurance news study shows artists twice as unlikely to have health coverage

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The research determined that the primary cause of the uninsured status is the cost of a plan. According to the results of a study that are making insurance news headlines after having been released by the Future of Music Coalition and the Artists’ Health Insurance Resource Center, twice as many artists such as actors, musicians, dancers, and others are likely to be uninsured as the general population. These creative individuals are among the demographics least likely to have health plans. The research making this insurance news involved a survey of…

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Health insurance concerns arise regarding young adult adoption

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Insurers are concerned that raising costs will stop twenty-somethings from purchasing coverage. When the healthcare overhaul goes into full effect on January 1, 2014, most Americans will be required to purchase health insurance or face a tax penalty, but many young adults who are unemployed or under-employed in the current economy are balking when it comes to buying a plan. Some young adults are already planning to choose the penalty over the coverage, raising concerns. Even after the reforms go into full effect and a $100 penalty will need to…

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Health insurance costs predicted by two states to be low in 2014

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Washington and Oregon have both found that rates will be considerably lower than initially predicted. The Affordable Care Act has just received a boost, as two northwestern states revealed that health insurance companies have submitted applications for selling on the state exchanges at rates that are considerably lower than what some execs had forecasted for these marketplaces. These marketplaces are expected to bring coverage to many of the 49 million uninsured Americans. In doing so, the design was meant to help to curb the extreme spending that has been caused…

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A Guide to Health Insurance for the Self-Employed

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The self employed face obstacles and tackle challenges that those employed by others rarely think about…doing budgets, growing the business and, of course, health insurance. Think about it…the cost of individual health insurance for the self employed has gone up substantially over the past decade and policies that used to cost somewhere around $100 a month can run upwards of $500 a month today. Not just that…co-pays and deductibles have gone up…covered services have gone down. But there are options available that can help reduce the cost of health insurance…

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Health insurance bill passed to open Kansas market

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The House was struggling with the bill that would permit insurers to sell very basic coverage in the state. On the last day of the regular session in Kansas, the House dedicated hours to debates, re-considerations and the pushing back of a bill, which was finally passed in order to allow the state to add bare bones health insurance policies to its market. The purpose of the bill is to help to make the coverage more affordable than what is currently out there. Senate Bill 163, which has been nicknamed…

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