Maryland to let residents complete health insurance enrollment on tax forms

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Governor Larry Hogan signed the first measure in the country to provide this opportunity. Maryland has become the first state in the country to make it possible for residents to complete a health insurance enrollment at the same time that they file their taxes. The governor signed the bill on Monday, making it possible for tax forms to double as insurance applications. The new bill lets residents use their tax forms for the opportunity to complete their health insurance enrollment as well. When Governor Hogan signed the bill, it made…

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Aging immigrants with health insurance are at a lower cardiovascular disease risk

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Even with the powerful benefits coverage has to offer, immigrants are typically underinsured. Aging immigrants have a far lower cardiovascular disease risk when they have a health plan to cover their medical needs. This is particularly true among individuals who have only recently arrived in the United States. This was the conclusion of a recent study conducted by NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing researchers. The study was published in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship. Simply having health insurance coverage plays an integral role in the risk associated with heart…

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ACA health insurance enrollment deadline looms and sign-ups are down

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The open enrollment period for 2019 closes on December 15 but not as many people are signing up. Health insurance enrollment into the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges has fallen nationwide when compared to last year. The numbers have remained down despite the approaching deadline on December 15. The last few days of the open enrollment period could prove to be defining for the ACA in 2019. The final weeks and days of Affordable Care Act (A.C.A.) health insurance enrollment are strikingly busy. In 2017, over two thirds of Americans who…

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Speaks Out in Favor of Affordable Health Care

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The actress recently went public with her breast cancer battle and is now fighting for low-cost coverage. Julia Louis-Dreyfus has opened up about her own recent medical journey and is now speaking out in favor of affordable health care. In September 2017, the actress shared her battle with breast cancer. She used Instagram to document several of her treatment sessions, so the world could see a bit of what is involved in the fight. Louis-Dreyfus is now using that journey as a jumping off point in the battle for affordable…

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ACA health insurance premiums fall for the first time

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The average amount that American pays for the most popular Obamacare plans is dropping. The average premiums paid for the most popular ACA health insurance plans have fallen for the first time. These Obamacare plans have become more affordable for the first time in six years. The average paid for these health insurance plans is dropping slightly, reversing a rising trend. Across the 39 states that use HealthCare.gov, there is an average drop in ACA health insurance premiums of 1.5 percent for 2019. This is occurring in the coverage tier…

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State health care study ranks insurance coverage across the country

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A new data analysis has revealed the best and worst performing states for U.S. health insurance. Vermont currently boasts the best state health care system, whereas Louisiana’s is the very worst, according to a new study conducted by WalletHub.com. CDC data shows that 88.1 percent of Americans have access to regular medical care. That said, despite the availability of state health care for most Americans, the quality and cost of those services varies greatly across the country. Depending on the individual state, there is a significant difference in the population’s…

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New York single payer health care gets Cynthia Nixon’s Nod

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The state governor candidate has endorsed it as a component of her challenge against Gov. Cuomo. Candidate for New York Governor, Cynthia Nixon, has added her endorsement to a state-wide single payer health care system. This strategy is meant to build her challenge against Governor Andrew Cuomo (D). Nixon released a video in which she described the health care system and why she believes in it. “Health care should be a human right, not a privilege for those who can afford it,” said Nixon in her video discussing single payer…

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