Health care reform draw enrollees over 45 years old

Health Care Reform

Newly released records have shown that most of the signups for insurance coverage are over that age. Among all of the 2.2 million people who have purchased insurance on the federal and state exchanges as per the requirements of the health care reform during the last three months, over half are in the age group of 45 years or older. Should this health insurance enrollment trend continue, it could throw the figures off the predictions. The health care reform forecasts were based on a much larger participation from individuals in…

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Healthcare reforms official apology issued by Sebelius

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius healthare reforms

The lead official from the Department of Health and Human Services spoke about the website “debacle”. The top health official under President Barack Obama, Kathleen Sebelius, has now released an official apology for what has been a “debacle” of a rollout of the federal government’s website that was designed to be a part of the heart of the healthcare reforms. Sebelius acknowledged that the launch of the website was botched, but shared the blame. Sebelius, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, testified that while she admits…

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Healthcare fraud in the United States reaches record levels

Health insurance fraud and abuse

Also breaking records is the amount that has been recovered, which has totaled $4.2 billion. The Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services have announced that they have broken previous records in healthcare fraud recovery in their joint efforts to address the issue last year. This brought back $4.2 billion that would otherwise have scammed the systems and caused prices to rise. Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius jointly issued a report that demonstrated that for every dollar…

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Department of Health and Human Services says that health insurance rates are too high in nine states

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that health insurance rates in nine states are far too high to be reasonable. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has determined that these rates are excessive under the authority granted to the agency by the Affordable Care Act. The law gives federal and state insurance regulators the authority to review health insurance rate increases of 10% or higher and determine whether they are necessary. The insurance companies in these nine states will be requires to justify their rates or make changes…

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