Federal health insurance exchanges break previous enrollment records

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According to President Obama’s recent announcement, the marketplaces have seen 6 million applications. At the close of last week, President Obama announced that there had already been almost 6 million enrollments in the federal health exchanges in order to purchase coverage through health plans that would be effective in 2016. Officials from the Obama administration believe that this trend is a true indicator of the success of the Affordable Care Act. Analysts had expressed some worry over increased deductibles and premiums. They were concerned that this might present a barrier…

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More grad students could lose their health insurance coverage

Georgia Health Insurance exchange

Grad students from University of Georgia may lose insurance subsidies Grad students at the University of Georgia are expressing concern that they may be losing their access to health insurance subsidies provided by the federal government. Per federal law, all U.S. citizens, including grad students, must have health insurance coverage. For many students, however, the only way to afford coverage is to take advantage of subsidies created through the Affordable Care Act. Grad students from other universities have already lost their subsidies, which has put others on edge when it…

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Health insurance companies being placed under guidance of HHS

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HHS guidance will ensure that companies adhere to federal law The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a guidance to health insurance companies that are in violation of one of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The provision in question involves insurers providing coverage for contraceptive care. The HHS seems to have made this move following a report released by the Kaiser Family Foundation, which showed that many insurers are not offering coverage for contraceptives as required by federal law. Some insurers are not offering…

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Thousands set to lose their health insurance in the US

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200,00 people will lose their insurance because they cannot prove they are legally living in the US An estimated 200,000 people may lose their health insurance coverage because they are unable to prove that they are legal residents of the United States. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, these people will have their insurance coverage invalidated on February 28 of this year. These people had previously enrolled in insurance exchanges, finding policies that they may not have been able to find elsewhere. Many of these insurance policies…

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Federal law is affecting how people shop for health insurance

Health Insurance Shopping Trends

Federal law causes major shift in consumer shopping behavior A new report from Vitals Index shows that changes to the U.S. health care system is having a major impact on what people are looking for when it comes to insurance coverage. These changes were brought about by the Affordable Care Act and the federal law has done much to revolutionize the country’s health care and insurance industries. According to Vitals Index, because of the changes that the law has made, people are beginning to consider many different factors when looking…

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Health care providers begin promoting health insurance coverage

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Some health care providers are seeing major benefits from the expansion of insurance coverage Health care providers are beginning to see major payoffs from the expansion of health insurance coverage throughout the U.S. thanks to the Affordable Care Act. The federal law has made insurance coverage more accessible to a wider range of consumers and has also made coverage mandatory. The growing number of people with insurance coverage means that more people are seeking out medical care. For some providers, this is beginning to pay off handsomely. Some hospitals are…

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Veterans Affairs Clinics audit shows massive health care wait times

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It was revealed that over 100,000 veterans are currently experiencing three month delays for appointments. An internal audit that has now been released by the struggling agency has shown that the Veterans Affairs clinics are currently facing extremely long wait times for appointments. These medical centers operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs often have waits of over 90 days. In fact, what the audit report showed was that there are over 100,000 vets who are experiencing wait times of at least 90 days for their appointments at Veterans…

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Doctors in Texas find an alternative to health insurance

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Direct primary care model may be ideal for some doctors Doctors in Texas may be pushing for an alternative to health insurance that they call “direct primary care.” Both the state and federal government have been working to address the financial issues of insurance coverage for Texas residents. Insurance costs are high throughout the state, which insurers suggest is due to the rising cost of medical care and various other factors. Doctors, however, believe that the cost of insurance coverage may be prohibiting people from receiving the care that they…

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Obama Administration extends renewal opportunities for substandard health insurance policies

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Government continues to attempt to fix problems associated with cancelled insurance policies As the Obama Administration continues to face harsh criticism concerning health care reform, it is working to resolve the issues that are associated with the cancelation of health insurance policies. Many policies have been cancelled due to the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The federal law requires insurers to cancel policies that are considered substandard. Cancellations have left many people throughout the country without insurance coverage and this has caused a great deal of frustration to be…

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Health care reform may be finding success in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Health Insurance

Legislation concerning state’s health insurance exchange may no longer be needed New Hampshire lawmakers are considering the viability of a legislation that would allow the state to build and operate its own health insurance exchange. The state is required to have an exchange per health care reform law passed in 2010. The state has, however, opted to allow the federal government to build and manage this exchange. This means that New Hampshire has limited impact on the way that the exchange operates and how it affects the state’s insurance market.…

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