Four health insurance companies violated mental health coverage law

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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),…

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Will the Trump health care strategy terminate Obamacare?

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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…

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Will California pass a health insurance bill for undocumented immigrants?

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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…

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Birth control insurance ruling will be laid down by the Supreme Court

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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…

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Abortion insurance ban reversed by Texas House

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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…

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Ongoing funding for children’s health insurance sought by Senator Bob Casey

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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…

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Health insurance run by the state rejected by voters in Switzerland

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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…

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Does Health Care Reform Need Reform?

Los Angeles, CA: LiveInsuranceNews.com has run its first poll concerning health care reform in the U.S. This has been a hot topic for some time and has served to divide much of the country. Before the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, many people questioned whether or not it would be able to solve the problems of the country’s health care sector. Others were convinced that the law would solve these problems and help make insurance coverage more affordable, if not completely free. Since the law was enacted, the…

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Health care reform could be keeping insurance rates steady

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Rate hikes for coverage in the US may be less serious than previously thought Consumers throughout the U.S. have been experiencing rate hikes for their health insurance coverage over the past few years. Rates have been growing at a rapid pace, placing many people under significant financial pressure. The Affordable Care Act is meant to resolve this issue by helping slow down the frequency at which insurance premiums increase, and the health care law may actually be succeeding in this endeavor. Early rate filings coming from many large insurance companies…

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Health care reform law creates promising opportunities

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Medical practices could face new challenges and favorable opportunities The Affordable Care Act has sparked a significant influx on new patients into the Medicaid program of some states. The law has given states the opportunity to expand their Medicaid programs in order to make insurance coverage more available to a wider range of consumers. The law has also allowed for the creation of insurance policies with high deductibles, which are sold through state insurance exchanges. For some state’s the health care reform law may be creating major revenue opportunities. Report…

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