Texas health insurance covering more than ever, except the poor

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The state has been very successful in decreasing the size of the uninsured population but not among the lowest income groups. The number of people without Texas health insurance has been steadily falling since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. However, this is not the case among the state’s poorest population. Though Obamacare has been helping people to purchase health plans, those with low incomes are staying uninsured. This failure to successfully decrease the number of low income residents without Texas health insurance has made the state a leader…

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Consumers in Texas going uninsured due to the high cost of health insurance

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High cost of insurance policies leads many to avoid the coverage that they need Many people in Texas still lack health insurance coverage, but these uninsured people are unlikely to acquire coverage due to its high cost. A new report from the Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation shows that many people are struggling to pay for insurance coverage, which has lead them to avoid purchasing policies altogether. an estimated 20% of uninsured Texans noted that they simply do not want health insurance coverage…

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Texas sees an increase in those enrolling in health insurance exchange

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HHS finds that 56,000 people have enrolled in federal insurance exchange last week The number of Texas residents enrolling for health insurance coverage through the state’s exchange has grown last week. The Department of Health and Human Services recently released a report showing that some 56,000 people have enrolled for coverage in Texas through HealthCare.gov as of last week, bringing the total number of Texans signing up with the exchange to approximately 1.1 million. Despite the growth, enrollment in Texas has lagged behind that being seen in other states. Many…

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Texas health insurance exchange continues to build enrollees

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In the second last week of December, the number of people who signed up in the state rose by 56,000. Texans have recently started to flock to the Texas health insurance exchange and have been signing up for plans that will allow them to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, raising the numbers by a massive 56,000 people within the second last week of December alone. The total number of people who have enrolled in the state has reached just short of 1.1 million. These figures were released…

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Report shows Texas is lagging behind in bringing health insurance to consumers

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New report highlights the fact that Texas is falling behind the rest of the country when it comes to reducing the uninsured population Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation have released a new report that shows that the number of those without health insurance in the United States has dropped considerably between 2013 and 2015. Notably, however, Texas is lagging behind when it comes to decreasing its uninsured population. The report shows that, across the U.S., the number of uninsured consumers dropped nearly twice…

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Health insurance scams are targeting consumers in Texas

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Texas consumers are facing a new wave of scams that could leave them exposed to risks Low-income individuals living in Texas are being targeted by scams that seek to profit off their enrollment in the state’s health insurance exchange, as well as enrollment in HealthCare.gov. Enroll America, a non-profit organization offering free information concerning the enrollment process, has noted that there has been an increase in the sales tactics used to target low-income consumers. The organization suggests that many of these practices could actually be illegal as scammers are charging…

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Texas health insurance providers are discontinuing certain policies

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Many Texans have been receiving letters informing them that their coverage won’t be available next year. All across the state, Texas health insurance customers have been receiving the letters that they don’t want to receive, which have been telling them that their insurers won’t be continuing their policies and that they will need to start shopping for new coverage for next year. The letters have informed them that even though they have made their payments on time, their health plans are canceled. These Texas health insurance policies have been discontinued,…

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Employer-sponsored health insurance is on the rise in Texas

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Study shows that more workers in Texas are gaining health insurance coverage from their employers A new study from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation has found that more people in Texas have employer-sponsored health insurance coverage. Many had been concerned that they would lose their sponsored covered due to some of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. This has not been the case, however, as employers have opted to continue providing health insurance coverage for their workers. 68% of workers now receive…

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Texas has the largest population of those without health insurance coverage

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Texas leads in terms of uninsured population, eclipsing California Texas now has the highest uninsured population of any state in the United States. Last year, the state had more than 5 million residents that did not have health insurance coverage, overshadowing even California in terms of its uninsured population. For many years, California was home to the largest uninsured population, with some 4.8 million people without coverage. Over the past few years, however, the state has managed to reduce its uninsured population by a significant margin. California has reduced the…

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Health insurance company to put its individual PPO plans to rest

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas will begin phasing out its PPO coverage Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas has announced that it will be phasing out its PPO coverage for individuals. The health insurance providers is doing so because it believes that offering this coverage is no longer financial sustainable. Those with PPO coverage from the insurer will have to switch to HMO plans as a result. Notably, the company’s PPO plans will continue to be offered to employers and group PPO plans will still be available. Cost of…

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