Health insurance costs predicted by two states to be low in 2014

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Washington and Oregon have both found that rates will be considerably lower than initially predicted. The Affordable Care Act has just received a boost, as two northwestern states revealed that health insurance companies have submitted applications for selling on the state exchanges at rates that are considerably lower than what some execs had forecasted for these marketplaces. These marketplaces are expected to bring coverage to many of the 49 million uninsured Americans. In doing so, the design was meant to help to curb the extreme spending that has been caused…

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Health insurance laws will require many more doctors

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A study has predicted that by 2025, the United States will need 52,000 more family physicians. According to the findings of a recently released study, the increased access to health insurance that will result from the Affordable Care Act, in combination with the aging population, will create a need for an additional 52,000 family doctors in the United States by 2025. The healthcare reforms will provide an estimated 34 million additional Americans with coverage access. One of the authors of the study, Dr. Winston Liaw, has pointed out that the…

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Health insurance costs could drop $12 billion in Wisconsin from weight loss

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If residents of the state were to achieve a proper BMI, the savings would be tremendous. A report released about the cost of health insurance in Wisconsin has shown that the state could save up to $11.96 billion if its residents shed an average of 5 percent of their body mass index (BMI) by the year 2030. Even the smallest efforts could make a tremendous difference to reduce the obesity problem. It has been recommended that schools and workplaces increase their activity levels and that fresh vegetables and fruits be…

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