Obamacare health insurance progress could stall, says CDC

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A recent government report praised the coverage expanded by the Affordable Care Act, but still shows concerns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report assessing Obamacare health insurance. Within the report, President Barack Obama was praised for having brought the number of uninsured Americans to a record low. However, it also cautioned of potentially stalling progress this year. The report was based on a CDC study that said the Affordable Care Act may have maxed out its effectiveness. The CDC warned that Obamacare health insurance may have…

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Health insurance market is experiencing a growth rate slowdown

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A government survey has shown that the growth rate within that market dropped significantly in 2016. A federal report has confirmed that the health insurance market growth rate is slowing down. In fact, this year saw a notable growth reduction when compared to the rates seen since the launch of the Affordable Care Act. Still, there is progress being made and at the start of the year, uninsured rates hit record lows. During the first three months of the year, the health insurance market was providing coverage for an additional…

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CDC report highlights the expansion of health insurance coverage

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Report shows that the uninsured rate throughout the US has fallen since the Affordable Care Act The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new report that shows that the number of people without health insurance in the United States has declined significantly since the Affordable Care Act took effect. The federal law has expanded access to insurance coverage to millions of people, either through increased insurance programs such as Medicare, or through the introduction of insurance exchanges. The law may continue to reduce the number of…

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Healthcare overhaul to bring health insurance to approximately 2.5 million more young adults

A new rule in the healthcare reform has made it possible for many young Americans to maintain their coverage under their parents’ plans, which will allow an additional 2.5 million people who are 25 years old or younger to be insured. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there was an increase in the percentage of insured individuals between the ages of 19 and 25 from 64 percent in June 2010 to 73 percent in September 2010. This rise is credited to the coverage provision of the…

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Census Bureau releases county coverage estimates for health insurance

The U.S. Census Bureau has released a report that provides the health insurance coverage estimates for 2008 and 2009 in all of the country’s approximately 3,140 counties. The Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) remains the singular source of health insurance coverage estimates for every one of the nation’s counties. The estimates are provided by age group, gender, income-to-poverty ratios, and race and Hispanic origins (by state only) in terms of relevant data for the new healthcare laws and other health systems and programs. This data provides local planners with…

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