Opt in before Mandatory Health Insurance Hits

health care reform

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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Health insurance marketplace to provide coverage to almost 81,000 N. Pennsylvanians

Pennsylvania Health Insurance

Many residents in the northeast of the state will be able to take advantage of the assistance it provides. As of a newly released report, it has been estimated that almost 81,000 people in Northeast Pennsylvania will be eligible for purchasing health insurance that is subsidized by the government when the marketplace opens up in the state for coverage next year. The report gave details of exactly who will receive this eligibility in the state when the exchange opens. The name of the report is “Help is at Hand: New…

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Healthcare reforms from White House encouraging Medicaid expansion

Health insurance care reform confusion debate

The states are being persuaded to broaden their programs for providing coverage to the poor. The federal government is reissuing its encouragement to the states – particularly those where officials are skeptical about Medicaid expansion – to broaden that program through the use of federal healthcare reforms money to subsidize private insurance coverage purchase for individuals within the low incomes. This offer being proposed by the federal government was not a model that was originally part of the new law. At the same time, Kathleen Sebelius, the Health and Human…

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