Ohio health insurance companies release recommendations to fight opioid abuse crisis

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Eight of the largest insurers in the state issued fifteen recommendations to combat the epidemic. Eight of Ohio’s largest health insurance companies have issued a list of 15 recommendations to fight the opioid abuse crisis. The misuse of these serious drugs has reached epidemic proportions within Ohio and many other states. The insurance companies have attempted to find areas where reasonable action is possible in combating the opioid abuse crisis. Among the recommendations are efforts to identify pregnant addicts to make certain they obtain the treatment they need. That said,…

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47,000 people in Ohio now have health insurance coverage

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Ohio’s uninsured population is falling quickly thanks to the growing availability of insurance coverage The number of people without health insurance coverage in Ohio has fallen over the past year. The state is one of 15 others that have reported a decline in their uninsured population. This trend is largely due to the Affordable Care Act, which launched insurance exchanges in every state and helped make coverage more accessible to those that need it. While the federal health care reform law has its flaws, some aspects of the law have…

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Health insurance controversy ignites in Ohio

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Controversy over sub-standard insurance policies in Ohio begins to brew New controversy has been sparked in Ohio concerning health insurance coverage and the Affordable Care Act. The state’s insurance companies are letting old insurance policies that do not comply with current federal standards expire. These policies had been allowed to exist due to changes made to the Affordable Care Act in order to ensure that those that could not access the state’s insurance exchange would remain insured. Whether or not these policies would be allowed to expire in Ohio is…

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Health insurance rates set to spike in Ohio

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Health insurance rates could be growing due to the Affordable Care Act The Affordable Care Act looms in the near future and stands poised to issue the last of its major changes to the health insurance sector of the U.S. The federal law has been the subject of controversy and harsh criticism since it was passed in 2010, but has not yet been derailed in any significant fashion. The law has already introduced many changes to the health insurance sector, including the introduction of health insurance exchanges, which are meant…

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Health insurance rates are on the rise in Ohio

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Residents of the state are projected to see higher bills every month to continue their coverage. According to the latest analysis from the Ohio Department of Insurance, the residents of the state will likely have to pay more money than they currently are for their health insurance coverage once the exchange goes into place. In fact, in some cases, the costs could be significantly higher, depending on the coverage selected. This could mean that people who choose to buy their health insurance through the state run online marketplace could find…

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This week in insurance news video round up

Below please find our notes and links about video featured insurance news… Health insurance shows 84 million Americans uninsured or underinsured for a span of 2012 According to research conducted by the Commonwealth Fund, there were 84 million people who either went uninsured or underinsured for a span of time in 2012. The reason has to do with a provision of the Affordable Care Act that allows young adults to remain on the health insurance plans of their parents for longer periods of time. In the case of underinsurance, research…

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Health insurance exchange sparks drama in Ohio

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Mystery surrounds state’s health insurance exchange In roughly five months, the health insurance exchange in Ohio will begin enrolling residents throughout the states. Approximately 540,000 people are expected to receive coverage through the program, which will be run by the federal government. The problem is that the health insurance exchange is something of a mystery, even to state officials. This is partly due to the fact that the federal government will be in charge of the exchange and the government has not been forthcoming with the particulars of how the…

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