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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Care through public health insurance costs adults less than private plans

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Recent research also shows that the satisfaction level is higher among those adults. A recent study published in JAMA Network Open showed that adult Americans with public health insurance coverage face lower costs and experience higher satisfaction than adults with private coverage. The research involved a survey with 150,000 respondents comparing private and publicly sponsored plans. The survey showed that when compared to adults with public health insurance coverage, Americans with private plans often face less access to services, lower satisfaction and higher costs for care. The respondents were all…

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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

Health insurance costs - Millennials

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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Insight into veteran problems

Veteran Health Issues

Many veterans face several challenges when they cease serving in the military. Some of these problems include homelessness, post-traumatic stress disorder, financial issues, and loneliness. Different kinds of supportive services have been made available for veteran families, such as grants. Veteran grants are helpful to veterans and their loved ones who are experiencing challenging situations in their day-to-day life. Assistance to veterans is variable depending on individual needs. Some could be homeless, and others on a low income that can barely support their survival. Financial problems are common to many veterans as…

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Connecticut moves undocumented immigrant health insurance plan forward

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The state’s lawmakers have taken another step closer to offering government-sponsored coverage. Lawmakers in Connecticut heard what they described as emotional testimony last week as they move forward by another step in a plan for state-sponsored undocumented immigrant health insurance. The legislation is being formed to provide coverage to individuals up to the age of 18 years. “I’m looking at doing youth up to age 18. I looked at California and what they’ve done in California,” said Senator Marilyn Moore (D-Bridgeport). She added that she feels that it is not…

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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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