Federal government takes over health insurance program in California

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California health insurance program now under federal control California’s high-risk health insurance program is set to be taken over by the federal government in the coming weeks. The state’s Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan was established to ensure that state residents with serious and chronic medical issues were able to find the health insurance coverage they needed. The program itself has been somewhat successful in this endeavor as it provides coverage for some 17,000 Californians. There had been concerns, however, that the program would not be able to last for the…

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Nevada moves to raise awareness concerning health insurance

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Health insurance awareness becoming a top priority for states The Affordable Care Act has effectively changed the health care landscape of the U.S. The changes that the law has introduced have been met with controversy and harsh criticisms since the law’s passage in 2010, but the Affordable Care Act has yet to be rebuked in any significant fashion. Per the law, states have been working to build health insurance exchanges that will provide consumers with more options when it comes to the coverage they need. While some states have opted…

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Health insurance for high risk Californians to shift to federal program

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There will be thousands of people in the state with serious medical conditions who will be affected. Beginning in July, there will be about 17,000 people with serious medical problems in California who will be shifting out of a state run health insurance stopgap program and into a federal plan. This will help to make sure that their coverage continues until the healthcare reforms become effective next year. This, according to an announcement that has been made by officials in the state. The state board responsible for overseeing the California…

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Health insurance program in danger of running out of funding

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Federal health insurance program is at risk of having funds run dry The Affordable Care Act may be running out of funding for one of the key programs set up throughout one of its most ambitious provisions. The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Program was set up through the Affordable Care Act as a way to ensure that those with pre-existing medical conditions have access to comprehensive health insurance coverage. The federal law requires that this insurance program be funded by the federal government itself, but the funds for the program are…

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Health insurance for children sees slowing in expansion

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The broadening of the medical coverage for kids in Florida may be stalling out. Now that the legislative session in Florida is already a third complete, a bill that would work to shrink the health insurance coverage gaps for children in the state has been passed only one committee and looks as though it will not completely pass. The bill is designed to help to cover children who have lost other forms of medical coverage. Rep. Gayle Harrell (R-Stewart) presented the HB 689 proposal that was designed to help kids…

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Health insurance exchange in California to be the largest in the country

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The Golden State is getting ready to provide the largest marketplace in the United States. California is steaming ahead with its plans for implementing its health insurance exchange, which is going to be an important accomplishment in the country simply because it is set to be the largest marketplace among all of the states. This particular exchange is among those that will be state run, which will also be notable due to its size. Though California has claimed that it was the first to begin its health insurance marketplace, there…

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Texas Consumer Health Assistance Program to come to an end after a short year of operations

The Texas Consumer Health Assistance Program, a state-run program meant to help consumers find affordable health insurance, is scheduled to be shut down this April after only a year of operation. The program was established in January last year with the help of a $2.8 million federal grant. More than 6,000 consumers had used the service to find insurance coverage and the program was responsible for over 160 events geared toward raising awareness of insurance options. Despite the benefits the program had brought consumers, however, it will be shutting down…

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