Minnesota and New York file Trump administration lawsuit over health care funding cuts

Minnesota Health Insurance Trump Administration Lawsuit

The states have sued the administration for having slashed federal funding for their low-income populations. The state of Minnesota has filed a new Trump administration lawsuit, challenging the decision to cut federal funding for the state’s public health care program. The program is designed to assist those who are employed but who remain below the poverty line. Attorney General Lori Swanson first announced the legal action at the end of last week. The purpose of Minnesota’s Trump administration lawsuit is to stop the federal government for being able to put…

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Texas Children’s Health Insurance Program to receive $135 Million

CHIP Texas children's health insurance program

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is sending funds to the state to keep the program alive. The Texas Children’s Health Insurance Program was rapidly running out of funds as federal Congress has yet to renew CHIP’s funding. That said, the Texas Health and Services Commission wrote to Governor Greg Abbott to inform him that the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will be providing the state with $135 million to sustain the program until the end of February. In Texas, CHIP provides over 450,000 uninsured kids…

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CHIP expiration places health insurance of millions of children at risk

CHIP Health Insurance for Children

The program currently covers the kids of almost 9 million low income American families. Kids covered by CHIP, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, could potentially lose their plans if it is not reauthorized in time. The program was designed to offer low income families with the opportunity to cover their kids inexpensively. For many families, this health insurance program is the only means of covering medical care. CHIP provides kids with coverage for pediatric visits from annual checkups to ear infections, and from surgeries to radiation and chemotherapy. For many…

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Health insurance coverage could increase ER visits

health insurance coverage emergency room ER visits

A study has suggested that those who are newly insured may start visiting emergency rooms more often. A Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist has indicated that previous predictions that the reduction in the cost of heading to the ER through a rise in health insurance coverage rates would cause the number of visits to increase, have not lost their relevance. Research has now indicated that the newly insured among the poor are more likely to head to the ER. The research was conducted in the Boston area and offered evidence…

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Opt in before Mandatory Health Insurance Hits

With the Affordable Care Act set to be fully implemented in January of 2014 how much thought have you given to how the law will affect you?  Starting January 1st Americans will be required to purchase health insurance or pay a tax penalty. Before you get defensive or incited, take a moment to think about your options. The numbers Some people are already saying that they would rather choose to pay the penalty instead of buying health care coverage for themselves.  Here’s the skinny on that penalty.  For the 2014…

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Health insurance expansion backed by Arkansas legislators

Health Insurance Program

The Republican leaders of the House and the Senate in the state have supported the proposal. In Arkansas, the Republican leaders of both the House and the Senate have given their backing to a proposal that would buy private health insurance for thousands of residents of the state who are workers within lower income brackets. This purchase would be made using federal funds to help to ensure more wide scale affordable coverage. This is the latest idea being considered by lawmakers in Arkansas as an alternative to increasing the enrollment…

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Health insurance study shows that there will be considerable changes in premiums in 2014

California health insurance

The research showed that while they may notably rise for some Californians, they will plummet for others. Next year, when the healthcare reform law goes into full effect, the results of a recent study have shown that there will be some considerable differences in the health insurance premiums that are paid by residents of California. Though this is wonderful news for some, it is not as pleasant for others, said the report. The research suggested that while some people in California will see their individual market health insurance premiums rise…

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