Health insurance coverage is growing, says Census Bureau

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A new report has just been released and has showed that there continue to be fewer uninsured Americans. The Census Bureau has now released its Health Insurance Coverage in the United States for 2015 report. It revealed that last year saw greater progress in reducing the number of people who are uninsured. This maintained a trend that was recorded the year before when there was a considerable plummet in the number of people without a health plan. Last year, the rate of uninsured people fell to 9.1 percent after having…

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Health insurance coverage set to expand in Los Angeles County

Health Insurance Rates California Expected to Rise

Uninsured population in LA County remains quite high The uninsured population remains high in Los Angeles County, California, despite successfully enrolling nearly half a million people into the state’s health insurance exchange last year. Only five other states have a higher uninsured population than Los Angeles County alone, which has become a significant concern for state officials and consumer advocates. Caring for those without insurance coverage falls upon the county government and a network of community clinics that are tasked with providing medical care. Report shows that some 1.55 million…

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Donald Trump has big plans for health insurance in the US

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Trump plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, replacing it with a new system Donald Trump will be running for the presidency in 2016 and he has plans concerning the country’s health care system. During a recent interview with “60 Minutes,” Trump announced that he will seek to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a private plan that he claims will “cover everybody.” Trump has not outlined specific plans for such a system, but he suggests that it will provide health insurance coverage and access to medical…

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Census Bureau shows 8.8 billion people gained health insurance coverage

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Report highlights the growing number of people with insurance coverage in the US The Census Bureau has released data that shows that 8.8 million people in the U.S. were able to gain health insurance coverage in 2014 due to the Affordable Care Act. The organization’s report notes that 2014 was the first full year wherein the provisions of the Affordable Care Act were in effect. The federal law has allowed many consumers to receive insurance coverage through expanded health care programs and through state-based exchanges, which offer relatively inexpensive insurance…

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Census Bureau releases county coverage estimates for health insurance

The U.S. Census Bureau has released a report that provides the health insurance coverage estimates for 2008 and 2009 in all of the country’s approximately 3,140 counties. The Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) remains the singular source of health insurance coverage estimates for every one of the nation’s counties. The estimates are provided by age group, gender, income-to-poverty ratios, and race and Hispanic origins (by state only) in terms of relevant data for the new healthcare laws and other health systems and programs. This data provides local planners with…

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