The state of Oregon has accused four insurers in failing to cover certain treatments including one for autism. The state of Oregon is currently calculating potential fines for four health insurance companies that failed to comply with the law for covering certain mental health treatments, including one for autism. State law requires insurance companies to provide mental and physical coverage in a similar way. The regulation in Oregon states that health insurance companies “cannot categorically deny coverage,” for mental health care and therapies, such as for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA),…Read More
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Will the Trump health care strategy terminate Obamacare?
The president-elect has repeatedly said the repeal of the Affordable Care Act would be among his first acts. If the campaign promises are to be believed, the Trump health care strategy’s implementation will be one of the first steps taken once the president-elect is sworn in. Over the last few months, Donald Trump has stated that he would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. As Americans shop for coverage on the 2017 insurance exchanges, many wonder what will happen next. During a debate in October, Trump said “Obamacare is…Read More
Will California pass a health insurance bill for undocumented immigrants?
The state recently introduced the measure to request permission from the federal government. California legislators are currently facing a controversial health insurance bill that would request permission from the federal government to allow the state to be able to sell coverage over its official exchange, Covered California, to people who are unable to prove that their residence in the country is a legal one. The Assembly Health Committee democrats already gave their approval to SB20 last Tuesday. The proposal of the health insurance bill was first put forward by Senator…Read More
Birth control insurance ruling will be laid down by the Supreme Court
This will settle a broad scale dispute occurring between the Obama administration and religious non-profits. On Friday, the Supreme Court agreed that it would settle the ongoing birth control insurance dispute occurring between the Obama administration and certain religious non-profits. This will surely place religious freedom and reproductive rights in the presidential campaign spotlight. The justices gave the nod to hearing a challenge against the Affordable Care Act which will be made by seven non-profit organizations. Each of those different groups claim to have religious objections to the requirements of…Read More
Abortion insurance ban reversed by Texas House
The House Calendars Committee sent a controversial bill prohibiting the coverage to the full chamber. On Sunday night, the Texas House Calendars Committee made the decision to reverse a controversial bill that banned abortion insurance coverage from being included in the health plans sold over the exchange. This stopped the marketplace for Affordable Care Act compliance from selling plans covering abortions. As a result of the decision of the committee, this abortion insurance bill will now be sent back to the full chamber for a vote. The reversal has to…Read More
Ongoing funding for children’s health insurance sought by Senator Bob Casey
The U.S. Senator has stated that he is in opposition of the push by congressional Republicans to reduce the funds. If congressional Republicans were to have their way, then the popular federal children’s health insurance program (CHIP) would be reduced in size, in a move that U.S. Senator Bob Casey has said that he will oppose. Casey explained that he would like Congress to progress with a reauthorization of CHIP into 2019. Senator Casey held a conference call with reporters in which he explained that he is hopeful that Congress…Read More
Health insurance run by the state rejected by voters in Switzerland
Recently, Swiss exit polls showed that the country is not interested in dumping the all private system. A recent poll has shown that 64 percent of voters in Switzerland chose not to support the plan to eliminate the current health insurance system in the country that is completely privatized in favor of a strategy that is state run. This was discovered through an exit poll that was conducted on Sunday among the voters. The state run health insurance system was being pushed by parties with left leanings that claim that…Read More