ACA health insurance premiums fall for the first time

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The average amount that American pays for the most popular Obamacare plans is dropping. The average premiums paid for the most popular ACA health insurance plans have fallen for the first time. These Obamacare plans have become more affordable for the first time in six years. The average paid for these health insurance plans is dropping slightly, reversing a rising trend. Across the 39 states that use HealthCare.gov, there is an average drop in ACA health insurance premiums of 1.5 percent for 2019. This is occurring in the coverage tier…

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State health care study ranks insurance coverage across the country

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A new data analysis has revealed the best and worst performing states for U.S. health insurance. Vermont currently boasts the best state health care system, whereas Louisiana’s is the very worst, according to a new study conducted by WalletHub.com. CDC data shows that 88.1 percent of Americans have access to regular medical care. That said, despite the availability of state health care for most Americans, the quality and cost of those services varies greatly across the country. Depending on the individual state, there is a significant difference in the population’s…

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New York single payer health care gets Cynthia Nixon’s Nod

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The state governor candidate has endorsed it as a component of her challenge against Gov. Cuomo. Candidate for New York Governor, Cynthia Nixon, has added her endorsement to a state-wide single payer health care system. This strategy is meant to build her challenge against Governor Andrew Cuomo (D). Nixon released a video in which she described the health care system and why she believes in it. “Health care should be a human right, not a privilege for those who can afford it,” said Nixon in her video discussing single payer…

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95 percent of US healthcare groups opposed Trump’s new health insurance rules

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Nearly every group that submitted formal comments officially panned the strategy the president proposed. Over 95 percent of the US healthcare groups that submitted formal comments regarding President Trump’s strategy to dismantle the Affordable Care Act were opposed to his efforts. They either criticized the new health insurance rule strategy or flat-out opposed it. The health insurance industry isn’t impressed with the president’s efforts to cut apart Obamacare. A new L.A. Times review of the thousands of comments formally submitted by US healthcare groups to federal agencies showed heavy criticism…

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Florida health insurance program drops nearly 2k dependents without authentication

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Governor Rick Scott has required that state employees provide more documentation to qualify for coverage. A $950,000 investigation into the Florida health insurance program has caused 1,825 dependents to lose their coverage. The audit required state employees to submit birth certificates in order to verify a child’s eligibility. Moreover marriages required an IRS tax return transcript for authentication. Nearly two thousand people have been taken off the state-employee health insurance program as a result. As workers failed to provide the necessary child birth certificates and tax documents, their dependents were…

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Thousands set to lose their health insurance in the US

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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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New report calls into question the availability of employer-sponsored health insurance

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Report predicts that employers could put an end to their insurance plans The Congressional Budget Office has released a report that predicts that 10 million people will lose their employer-sponsored health insurance coverage by 2021. The report suggests that this will be due to provisions of the Affordable Care Act. If accurate, this prediction would run opposite to a statement from the White House that ensured people that they would be able to keep their health insurance coverage. This statement has already been scrutinized in the past, when insurers opted…

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