95 percent of US healthcare groups opposed Trump’s new health insurance rules

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Nearly every group that submitted formal comments officially panned the strategy the president proposed. Over 95 percent of the US healthcare groups that submitted formal comments regarding President Trump’s strategy to dismantle the Affordable Care Act were opposed to his efforts. They either criticized the new health insurance rule strategy or flat-out opposed it. The health insurance industry isn’t impressed with the president’s efforts to cut apart Obamacare. A new L.A. Times review of the thousands of comments formally submitted by US healthcare groups to federal agencies showed heavy criticism…

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Florida health insurance program drops nearly 2k dependents without authentication

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Governor Rick Scott has required that state employees provide more documentation to qualify for coverage. A $950,000 investigation into the Florida health insurance program has caused 1,825 dependents to lose their coverage. The audit required state employees to submit birth certificates in order to verify a child’s eligibility. Moreover marriages required an IRS tax return transcript for authentication. Nearly two thousand people have been taken off the state-employee health insurance program as a result. As workers failed to provide the necessary child birth certificates and tax documents, their dependents were…

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Thousands set to lose their health insurance in the US

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200,00 people will lose their insurance because they cannot prove they are legally living in the US An estimated 200,000 people may lose their health insurance coverage because they are unable to prove that they are legal residents of the United States. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, these people will have their insurance coverage invalidated on February 28 of this year. These people had previously enrolled in insurance exchanges, finding policies that they may not have been able to find elsewhere. Many of these insurance policies…

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New report calls into question the availability of employer-sponsored health insurance

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Report predicts that employers could put an end to their insurance plans The Congressional Budget Office has released a report that predicts that 10 million people will lose their employer-sponsored health insurance coverage by 2021. The report suggests that this will be due to provisions of the Affordable Care Act. If accurate, this prediction would run opposite to a statement from the White House that ensured people that they would be able to keep their health insurance coverage. This statement has already been scrutinized in the past, when insurers opted…

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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 leads Kathleen Sebelius to step down

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The HHS secretary will now be leaving her post and the OMB director will be replacing her. The Health and Human Services Secretary, has announced in recent health care reform news that she has resigned from her post, bringing an end to a turbulent tenure as the primary voice for the Affordable Care Act. President Obama spoke at a Rose Garden ceremony, to nominate his budget director to succeed Sebelius. Obama stated that “After five years of extraordinary service to our country, and seven and a half million Americans who’ve…

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Healthcare reform insurance deadline will be met, says HHS

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The department has vowed that it will be prepared for the start of the insurance plans on January 1. The Department of Health and Human Services has announced that the HealthCare.gov website will be able to handle the volume of visitors that will be required to head to the site on or before December 23, 2013, in order to meet that healthcare reform deadline for purchasing coverage to ensure that the plans will be active by January 1. By noon on Monday, the site had already experienced 165,000 visitors to…

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Healthcare reform experts recommend double checking health insurance status

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Now that HealthCare.gov is repaired, consumers who previously purchased plans are urged to verify enrollment. The White House has now declared the federal health insurance exchange to be fully up and running, but is also recommending that individuals who enrolled in this part of the healthcare reform ahead of the fixes, should check to ensure that they truly do have the coverage they believe that they purchased. Those who enrolled online through the exchange while the errors are still present may not be enrolled after all. Although the largest public…

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Abortion insurance ban considered for some NC policies

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The state is looking into stopping private health plans from being able to provide this coverage. The state of North Carolina is weighing a proposed law that would stop abortion insurance coverage from being included in the health plans that are sold within the online exchange starting in October 2013. This would not be a regulation for all insurers in the state, but only those who plan to sell over the public marketplace. Limiting the private abortion insurance coverage is permitted under the federal healthcare reform laws that require nearly…

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Health care reforms in California go full steam ahead

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Officials in the state have breathed a sigh of relief from the Supreme Court’s ruling. California has always been among the states that most strongly supported the health care reforms made by President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, since it was first adopted in 2010. Now that the top court has upheld the overhaul, the state is ready to continue on with its plans to comply. According to officials in the state from both the medical and insurance industries, the law has put California in the perfect position…

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