Health insurance expenses bring stress to uninsured American adults

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A new report shows uninsured people are hesitant to purchase a policy due to anticipated rising costs. Approximately 71 percent of uninsured American adults who were aware of the open enrollment period chose not to purchase a plan due to expected increasing health insurance expenses. They risk failure to comply with the Affordable Care Act to sidestep rising costs. This represents a potential shift in the level of confidence that the ACA will stay in effect. The research was conducted by the Commonwealth Fund. The results were published in a…

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Health insurance exchanges start fifth annual open enrollment period under ACA

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The Affordable Care Act is moving forward with its marketplaces despite repeated efforts by Republicans. The last year has represented a consistent Republican effort to stop the health insurance exchanges from moving forward in the form they initially took through the Affordable Care Act. That said, despite the GOP’s attempts, the marketplaces have opened their doors for their fifth annual open enrollment season. The 45 day long window to purchase health insurance opened on Wednesday morning with the start of November. Now, eligible Americans across the country will be using…

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Trump won’t admit defeat after yet another failed Senate GOP health care vote

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Despite the fact that the president has been repeatedly unsuccessful repealing the ACA, he won’t give up. Senate Republicans kicked the latest health care vote to the curb, giving up on their most recent effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. That said, President Donald Trump is determined to keep trying to get rid of Obamacare in its current form. Opposition within the Republican party itself led to the termination of the Graham-Cassidy bill. Senate Republicans gave up on the health care vote meant to repeal the Affordable Care Act.…

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Health insurance deadlines extended in many states to support insurers

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Providers are being given more time to make their filings due to uncertainty with legislation. The Affordable Care Act continues to stand as it was despite Trumps efforts to repeal it, leading states to extend health insurance deadlines. Without any certainty regarding the White House’s strategy to change legislation, states are giving insurance companies more time to submit their 2018 rates. Among those states include New Hampshire, Colorado and Kentucky, which have moved deadlines to June. The health insurance deadlines in those states had previously been in April or May.…

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Insurance industry slams Paul Ryan for lack of comprehension

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The internet and social media lit up when the Speaker of the House of Representatives made a strange declaration about health insurance. The insurance industry was shocked by a recent statement from Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan. He recently expressed his displeasure with the fact that premiums from healthy individuals are being used to subsidize the premiums of sick people. Social media, particularly Twitter, immediately blew up to inform Ryan that this is how insurance works. The insurance industry – including professionals and consumers alike – took…

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Trumpcare could cost millions of Americans their health insurance plans

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New Republican proposals would greatly reduce the aid many Americans currently receive through the Affordable Care Act. Millions of people receiving private health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act could lose them with so-called Trumpcare. The House Republicans proposed replacement legislation that could be problematic for many people covered through the ACA. This struggle could be particularly challenging for Americans in their 50s and 60s. People in their 50s and 60s do not yet qualify for Medicare. That said, under the proposed Trumpcare legislation, Americans within those age groups…

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Health insurance companies are making Americans happier

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Recent data shows that consumers are more satisfied with their insurers than they were 2 years ago. New research is showing that people like their health insurance companies more now than they did a couple of years ago. At the same time that they seem more satisfied with their insurers, they have not warmed up to the Affordable Care Act. As insurance company satisfaction rises, people are liking the Affordable Care Act less than they previously did. Despite the fact that coverage is weakening and premiums are rising, health insurance…

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Health insurance policies aren’t stopping people from using the ER

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Among the predicted benefits of the Affordable Care Act was that people would stop using this last resort care. When the Affordable Care Act went into effect, one of the advantages was supposed to be that health insurance policies would reduce the use of hospital emergency rooms. That said, despite the fact that many millions of people are now covered, they’re still headed to the ER. This is problematic as emergency room medical care is among the most expensive types of health care. The belief was that because people would…

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Health insurance trends show many covered Americans still aren’t seeking care

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Millions of people are skipping medical care despite the fact that they have a policy. A survey commissioned by the American College of Emergency Physicians provided notable insight into health insurance trends. Unfortunately, it has revealed that many people who have a health plan are skipping medical care. They are showing increasing discontent with the expense and quality of their health plans. Almost a third of survey participants felt their health insurance coverage had declined over the past year. Only 15 percent of the participants in the health insurance trends…

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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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