Dental insurance may be inadequate among adults with health plans

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A recent survey showed that people aren’t buying plans that cover a trip to the dentist, due to cost. The results of a recent survey have now been released and they have shown that dental insurance is among the health care services that people with health plans say they most frequently skip due to the cost associated with the coverage. One in five adults said that they had dental care needs that were not being met because they were cost preventative. The research was conducted by at the Health Policy…

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Direct care allows consumers to bypass their health insurance

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More consumers are taking advantage of direct care medical services A growing number of consumers are beginning to bypass their health insurance coverage in order to take advantage of direct care from medical professionals. For many, the high deductibles associated with their insurance coverage is simply too high, which is encouraging them to receive care directly from medical care providers rather than make use of their insurance policies. Some consumers are finding it less expensive to take advantage of direct care rather than use their costly insurance coverage. High deductible…

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Census Bureau shows 8.8 billion people gained health insurance coverage

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Report highlights the growing number of people with insurance coverage in the US The Census Bureau has released data that shows that 8.8 million people in the U.S. were able to gain health insurance coverage in 2014 due to the Affordable Care Act. The organization’s report notes that 2014 was the first full year wherein the provisions of the Affordable Care Act were in effect. The federal law has allowed many consumers to receive insurance coverage through expanded health care programs and through state-based exchanges, which offer relatively inexpensive insurance…

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Mergers among health insurance companies could drive rates skyward

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The American Medical Association has said that the reduction in competition will raise rates. The American Medical Association (AMA) has recently released the results of a study that claims that most health plan markets in the United States are currently led by a small number of insurance companies that may become even fewer with the current trend of mergers and acquisitions. The organization representing doctors and hospitals is criticizing the impact of this market shrinking. The reason is that they feel that if the current intentions of insurance companies to…

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Senator Rubio outlines plan to address health insurance system in the US

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Rubio provides insight into his plan to reform health care The political wheel in the United States has begun to turn once again as presidential campaigns begin to kick off throughout the country. Many have announced their campaign for the presidency, including Senator Marco Rubio, who believes he may be able to change the way the country’s health care system works. Senator Rubio recently outlined his plan to change the health care system and how health insurance works, seeking to make the most significant changes the country has seen since…

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One quarter of Americans with a health insurance plan found care too expensive

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Despite the fact that they had coverage medical care was still cost prohibitive for one in four adults. The results of a study conducted by a consumer health group called Families USA have now been released and are showing that despite the fact that they had purchase the coverage of an insurance plan was present, over one in four adult Americans still made choices not to seek medical care because they felt that they could not afford it. This indicates that even though health insurance coverage may be growing, care…

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Health insurance now covers almost 9 out of every 10 American adults

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This figure was revealed in the report about the results of a large survey that was recently released. According to the outcome of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey that was recently conducted, almost 9 out of every 10 adults across the United States are now reporting that they have health insurance coverage. Back in 2013, that figure was showing as being just slightly more than 8 out of every 10 U.S. adults. What has yet to be known about these health insurance study results is whether this is actually a…

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