Nearly 9 out of 10 US consumers blame surprise healthcare costs on insurance companies

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Recent survey results show 86 percent of consumers blame their insurers for unexpected bills. Most insurance beneficiaries place the blame of surprise healthcare costs directly on their insurance companies. This, according to the findings in a newly published consumer survey. The report suggested that health insurance companies need to boost their education and communication. As 86 percent of consumers feel that surprise healthcare costs are their insurance company’s fault, there survey results show a disconnect between policyholders and their insurers. The survey was conducted by NORC at the University of…

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More Americans have health plan coverage now than before Obamacare

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Over 95 percent of American children now have medical coverage, which is a significant increase. On the whole, fewer Americans lack health plan coverage than was the case before the Affordable Care Act. That said, Americans in some states are more likely to be covered than others. Residents of pro-Trump states are less likely to have health insurance coverage than those in blue states. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C.) data, over 95 percent of children across the country are now have health plan coverage. Overall, the…

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State health care study ranks insurance coverage across the country

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A new data analysis has revealed the best and worst performing states for U.S. health insurance. Vermont currently boasts the best state health care system, whereas Louisiana’s is the very worst, according to a new study conducted by WalletHub.com. CDC data shows that 88.1 percent of Americans have access to regular medical care. That said, despite the availability of state health care for most Americans, the quality and cost of those services varies greatly across the country. Depending on the individual state, there is a significant difference in the population’s…

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Colorado health insurance will continue to protect those with pre-existing conditions

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As Americans across the country return to struggling for coverage, Coloradans will be spared. Colorado health insurance will maintain its coverage of individuals with pre-existing conditions, despite the Trump administration’s recent moves. The president shocked the health care industry earlier this month when the Department of Justice announced it wouldn’t be defending certain central components in the Affordable Care Act. This announcement may mean that Americans with pre-existing conditions could once again lose coverage. That said, Colorado health insurance law will make certain that residents of the state will continue…

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Could health food insurance support preventative medicine and natural treatments?

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Doctors and healthcare providers are increasingly pursuing food-based interventions. Health food insurance could one day be on its way to American plans. Just as health plans currently cover some prevention, prescriptions, procedures and doctor visits, they may one day cover certain foods. The idea is that food-based interventions can effectively prevent or treat certain conditions. The food-based intervention trend is rapidly expanding across the United States. In this way, doctors are recommending that patients prevent conditions by eating right. Similarly, some conditions can be treated more effectively when a patient…

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Health insurance market is experiencing a growth rate slowdown

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A government survey has shown that the growth rate within that market dropped significantly in 2016. A federal report has confirmed that the health insurance market growth rate is slowing down. In fact, this year saw a notable growth reduction when compared to the rates seen since the launch of the Affordable Care Act. Still, there is progress being made and at the start of the year, uninsured rates hit record lows. During the first three months of the year, the health insurance market was providing coverage for an additional…

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Many consumers lack an understanding of health insurance terms

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New study highlights the education problem that pervades the insurance sector Health insurance in the United States has evolved since the Affordable Care Act and many consumers may still be unaware of how marketplaces have changed. A new study from the Episcopal Health Foundation and the Rice University Baker Institute for Public Policy shows that many people still do not understand certain insurance terms. This lack of understanding is highest among those who have purchased coverage through state insurance exchanges. Some 1.3 million people have acquired coverage, but nearly half…

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