Federal health insurance exchanges break previous enrollment records

President Obama health insurance

According to President Obama’s recent announcement, the marketplaces have seen 6 million applications. At the close of last week, President Obama announced that there had already been almost 6 million enrollments in the federal health exchanges in order to purchase coverage through health plans that would be effective in 2016. Officials from the Obama administration believe that this trend is a true indicator of the success of the Affordable Care Act. Analysts had expressed some worry over increased deductibles and premiums. They were concerned that this might present a barrier…

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More grad students could lose their health insurance coverage

Georgia Health Insurance exchange

Grad students from University of Georgia may lose insurance subsidies Grad students at the University of Georgia are expressing concern that they may be losing their access to health insurance subsidies provided by the federal government. Per federal law, all U.S. citizens, including grad students, must have health insurance coverage. For many students, however, the only way to afford coverage is to take advantage of subsidies created through the Affordable Care Act. Grad students from other universities have already lost their subsidies, which has put others on edge when it…

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Health insurance companies being placed under guidance of HHS

Trumpcare health insurance investigation

HHS guidance will ensure that companies adhere to federal law The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a guidance to health insurance companies that are in violation of one of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The provision in question involves insurers providing coverage for contraceptive care. The HHS seems to have made this move following a report released by the Kaiser Family Foundation, which showed that many insurers are not offering coverage for contraceptives as required by federal law. Some insurers are not offering…

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Thousands set to lose their health insurance in the US

America's health insurance plan

200,00 people will lose their insurance because they cannot prove they are legally living in the US An estimated 200,000 people may lose their health insurance coverage because they are unable to prove that they are legal residents of the United States. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, these people will have their insurance coverage invalidated on February 28 of this year. These people had previously enrolled in insurance exchanges, finding policies that they may not have been able to find elsewhere. Many of these insurance policies…

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Federal law is affecting how people shop for health insurance

Health Insurance Shopping Trends

Federal law causes major shift in consumer shopping behavior A new report from Vitals Index shows that changes to the U.S. health care system is having a major impact on what people are looking for when it comes to insurance coverage. These changes were brought about by the Affordable Care Act and the federal law has done much to revolutionize the country’s health care and insurance industries. According to Vitals Index, because of the changes that the law has made, people are beginning to consider many different factors when looking…

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