Number of Pennsylvania kids without health insurance rose by 19,000 last year

Pennsylvania Health insurance - Kids in shadow reaching for sky

From 2021 to 2022, the uninsured rate among children in the state saw a sharp spike. Pennsylvania is among only three states in the country in which the percentage of children without health insurance rose from 2021 to 2022. The data was released by the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children in a report on the subject. The data doesn’t appear all that worrying at first glance. The increase in kids without health insurance rose by 4.4 percent in 2021 and by 5.2 percent in 2022. That said, that small shift in…

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Speaks Out in Favor of Affordable Health Care

Affordable Health Care - Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Former Vice Presidnet Joe Biden

The actress recently went public with her breast cancer battle and is now fighting for low-cost coverage. Julia Louis-Dreyfus has opened up about her own recent medical journey and is now speaking out in favor of affordable health care. In September 2017, the actress shared her battle with breast cancer. She used Instagram to document several of her treatment sessions, so the world could see a bit of what is involved in the fight. Louis-Dreyfus is now using that journey as a jumping off point in the battle for affordable…

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Health insurance deductibles in Alabama will soon be higher

Alibama Health Insurance Costs

Consumers have expressed concern over their ability to afford to use the coverage they’ve purchased. Residents of Alabama have been voicing frustrations over an upcoming increase to the deductibles they pay out of their own pockets for health insurance they’ve purchased under the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. They have stated that the combination of higher premiums and deductibles are making coverage less affordable. The premiums being paid for health insurance in Alabama increased by an average of 28.3 percent over the last year. This was tough on many…

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Health insurance rebates will help make coverage affordable

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The refund checks will help everyone to see lower premiums each year. More than $1 billion in health insurance rebates have been issued to consumers in order to allow insurers to comply with the regulations of the Affordable Care Act, and are now effectively making it less expensive for Americans to maintain coverage. This may also help to push premiums down in the future. According to the Center for Medicare Services acting director of the office of oversight, Teresa Miller, “Consumers who are not getting rebates are benefiting from the…

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