Affordable Care Act challenge dismissed by Supreme Court

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The justices turned down the Republican state-led challenge to the health care law. At the end of last week, the Supreme Court dismissed the challenge to the Affordable Care Act. This left the law intact, keeping millions of Americans’ health care coverage in place. The justices rejected the former Trump administration and Republican-led states’ effort to block the law. The challenge to the Affordable Care Act led by Republican states and the former Trump administration sought to have the justices block the law in its entirety. According to the Supreme…

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Will the American Rescue Plan Make California Health insurance affordable?

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Covered California is urging state residents to take a second look at prices, as many have fallen. The California health insurance exchange is asking uninsured state residents to take a second look at what is available to them, as the new American Rescue Plan has reduced the price of some options. The federal law could make it notably cheaper to purchase a health plan on Covered California. According to a new report by Californiahealthline.org, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) has the potential to bring California health insurance into the hands…

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Health insurance costs are rising in part due to unhealthy Millennials

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A recent Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index points to medical claims in younger people. A recent Blue Closs Blue Shield Health Index medical claim study showed that health insurance costs are being driven upward by the frequency of claims from medical conditions among Millennials. Though still young, this generation has a range of conditions reducing quality of life and life expectancy. According to the study, one in every three Millennials has a medical condition that will reduce their quality of life and life expectancy. “Based on these findings, we’re…

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California bill would create new dependent parent health plan regulations

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As adult children care for aging family members, insurance law may adapt health care coverage. A new dependent parent health plan bill has been making California insurance news. The idea behind Assembly Bill 570 is to allow caregiver children to add their parents to their policies. Twelve percent of US parents with a child under 18 years are also caring for another adult. As the population ages, a growing number of families are taking care of older family members. The new dependent parent health plan bill would make it possible…

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Online health insurance marketplaces reopen following Biden executive

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The new US president signed the executive order saying that he was undoing “damage” from Trump. US President Joe Biden signed an executive order at the end of last week reopening the online health insurance marketplaces for people without coverage through employers. This move restores access to the healthcare.gov insurance exchange from February 15 to May 15. According to President Biden, the order to open a new online health insurance marketplace window was meant to undo the “damage” his predecessor Donald Trump had done, said a Reuters report. This executive…

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Nearly 3 in 10 Americans lost health insurance last year, says study

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A ValuePenguin study revealed that 29 percent lost their plans in 2020, and many remain uninsured. Twenty-nine percent of Americans lost health insurance coverage during 2020, say the results of a ValuePenguin healthcare study. Among those who did lose their coverage, more than half continue to be uninsured in 2021. It should be noted that the study was a limited one, involving only 2,000 participants. Therefore, the accuracy of its representation of nationwide trends has been called into question. That said, the research suggested that 45 percent of consumers seeking…

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The 2021 average annual cost of health insurance for Americans will fall by 1.59 percent

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According to a recent study, the average yearly premiums to be paid across the US will be $5,952. As Americans look to their 2021 coverage options, a recent ValuePenguin study shows that the average annual cost of health insurance will be falling. The amount individual households will pay will vary from one state and one home to the next. The study showed that Americans, on average across the country, will be paying nearly $500 per month for their plans. The annual cost of health insurance as a national average was…

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