Health insurance benefits improve infant mortality rates

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A new study conducted by NC Child revealed that these rates are closely linked to coverage. Children’s health care advocacy group, NC Child, released the outcome of a recent health insurance benefits study it conducted. The organization looks into best health practices by collecting data from North Carolina families and communities. This most recent research looked specifically at the infant mortality rates and their relationship with health plans. The study indicated a direct relationship between health insurance benefits and improved infant mortality rates. NC Child director of research and data,…

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Study shows 31 million people are not using their health insurance

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Commonwealth Fund study highlights the complications of medical costs and the health care system The Commonwealth Fund has released a new study called “The Problem of Underinsurance and How Rising Deductibles Will Make it Worse.” The study highlights the fact that many people with health insurance coverage are not actually using this coverage. There are many factors that contribute to these issues, but the high cost of medical care and high deductibles are proving to be a barrier to people using their insurance policies. High deductibles are a barrier for…

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Health insurance misunderstandings may lead to bad choices, study

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Research has revealed that there is a gap between the reality of coverage and the average consumer’s perception. The findings that have been published by the American Institutes for Research, from a recent study, have revealed the outcome of an evaluation of the confidence level that people have when they are selecting their health insurance coverage when compared to their actual skills and knowledge on the subject. The open enrollment for buying a health plan is now less than two weeks away and perception may not match reality. As people…

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Health insurance coverage is now protecting more Americans

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A new survey has shown that the number of uninsured people in the United States has dropped. This week, federal researchers have reported that in the first quarter of 2014, there was a substantial decline in the number of people in the United States who do not have health insurance. This represents the very first official federal measure of the number of uninsured people, this year. This represents the first time the federal government has measured the number of Americans without health insurance coverage since the individual mandate of the…

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Does health insurance reduce state death rates?

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A recent study has indicated that as people gain coverage, their risk of dying prematurely drops. The results of a study in Massachusetts have now been released which indicate that the more people gained health insurance in that state, the mortality rate also lowered at a similar pace. This study looked into the difference in death rate over a period of four years in the state. It examined the difference that was made as of the start of the universal health care coverage law in 2006, which required the residents…

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Health insurance policies reduce the risk of emergency surgery

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A recent study has shown that people who are uninsured are more likely to require urgent procedures. The results of a new insurance news study have revealed that whether or not someone has coverage is linked to that person’s risk of having to undergo emergency aorta surgery, and that health insurance coverage is also tied to how well those people will actually do after they have received the operation. People who were uninsured had a notably larger risk of having to have urgent surgery on the aorta. The health insurance…

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Health care reforms too expensive for California State students

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Uninsured students are claiming that they’d like to purchase the coverage but it costs too much. According to the results of a poll that were recently released, students from California State University would like to be able to sign up for coverage under the health care reforms, but they believe that it is too expensive. The survey showed that this is the primary reason that students there have avoided enrollment so far. The research involved the responses of 836 students from the university, among whom at least 80 percent said…

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Health care reform brings better insurance to some in Maryland

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Consumers in the state are not signing up in record numbers but they are trading up for improved coverage. According to some of the latest figures from the health care reform in Maryland, the insurance exchange in the state isn’t necessarily making a tremendous dent in the number of uninsured people, but it is giving individuals a way to make sure that they are receiving the best possible coverage. Many people have upgraded their coverage but are paying less for their plans. The state doesn’t yet have the data regarding…

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California health insurance enrollees encouraged to pay premiums

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Though many Californians have taken the step to purchase their plans, they are now being urged to make their payments. As the first major California health insurance deadline has now passed for purchasing coverage on the state’s exchange, these thousands of consumers are now being urged to actually pay for their first month of premiums in time for the next deadline, which is rapidly approaching. After an extension to the deadline, the first payment for premiums is now due on January 6, 2014. This deadline is for the California health…

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Kaiser releases estimates for health insurance tax credits

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Health insurance tax credits subject of new Kaiser analysis Next year in the U.S., all citizens aged 18 and above will be required to purchase and maintain health insurance coverage due to federal law. This is one of the most controversial aspects of the Affordable Care Act, but the federal government has been working to highlight the fact that the law allows for consumers to receive financial assistance from the government when purchasing insurance coverage. This week, the Kaiser Family Foundation has released information concerning the financial aid that people…

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