California health insurance can help people find housing in the state

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A new experimental plan has been rolled out through Medi-Cal for added support to plan members. A new experimental California health insurance program has been launched to help ease the massive homelessness crisis occurring across the state. The idea is that state residents will be able to obtain housing assistance through their coverage. The program is called CalAIM. It is a unique, experimental California health insurance program that brings healthcare together with housing across the state for the first time. This new strategy allows certain Medi-Cal recipients that are at…

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Health insurance expansion headed to Oregon and Kentucky

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The states have dug into a little-used Affordable Care Act policy to help close coverage gap. Kentucky and Oregon have grabbed hold of a little-used Affordable Care Act provision that will make it possible to create a health insurance plan for people with household incomes too high to qualify for the Medicaid programs in their states. The Obama-era policy makes it possible to create the new plan with the support of federal funds. Oregon and Kentucky are hoping that the introduction of these new health insurance plans through the application…

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4 Questions You Should Ask Your Insurance Company Before Deciding On A Palliative Care Facility

Moving a loved one into a palliative care facility is never easy. There are many things to consider, and you want to make sure that you are making the best decision for your family member. One thing that you should do before making a final decision is to speak with your insurance company about hospice medicare billing. They may have specific requirements or restrictions on which facilities they will cover. This article will discuss five questions that you should ask your insurance company before deciding on a palliative care facility. What…

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Insurance agents hit with slashed commissions as new ACA enrollments launch

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Insurers offering Affordable Care Act coverage are sometimes reducing the cut for those selling it. Insurance agents working for insurers selling coverage through the Affordable Care Act have started to alter the relationship they have with those employees by slashing – or eliminating – commissions for sales. Bright Health is among those that have advised their brokers that their commission structure is changing. According to a recent report in Fortune, Bright Health issued a note to its insurance agents stating that they had seen “extraordinary growth” in the enrollment into…

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Over 14.5 million Americans enrolled in Affordable Care Act health insurance

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Wednesday was the 12-year anniversary of the implementation of Obamacare in the United States. There are 14.5 million Americans currently enrolled in the Affordable Care Act for 2022, according to US government statistics released on Wednesday, the 12-year anniversary of the law’s implementation. That represents a substantial 21 percent increase in enrollment over the numbers from 2021. According to the data released by the federal government, 10.3 million people enrolled in the 33 states across the country that use the federal government’s own marketplace at healthcare.gov. The remaining 4.3 million…

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Millions of state residents could lose their California health insurance

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If the stopgap measures put into place for the pandemic are allowed to expire, coverage levels could fall. Millions of Californians are currently facing the risk of losing their California health insurance this year if the federal measures established during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis are allowed to expire this year. The American Rescue Plan and other assistance made coverage particularly affordable. The increased assistance from the American Rescue Plan made it possible for two of every three Californians enrolled in Covered California health insurance plans to gain access to coverage…

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Oregon health insurance coverage reached record high last year

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The results of a new survey have shown that more Oregonians have medical plans than ever before. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has announced that the results of its biannual Oregon Health Insurance survey revealed that more state residents than ever before had coverage in 2021. The survey data revealed that a whopping 95.4 percent of state residents had coverage last year. This was an increase over 2019’s data, at which point 94 percent of Oregon residents had health insurance coverage. This latest survey represented the first year since the…

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