New program for Medicaid in New Hampshire receives approval

Medicaid health insurance program in New Hampshire

The federal government has given the nod to the managed care plan. Officials from the federal government have given New Hampshire their approval to move forward with the implementation of a Medicare health insurance program managed care system for the poor and disabled in the state. The changes to the current system were expected to save the state approximately $16 million. That savings would have applied to this fiscal year, but unfortunately, it won’t be put into place until the end of the year, so the savings won’t start to…

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Looking into the health insurance industries across the United States

Insurance News

The coverage mandate for the state has been placed under examination by the media. The health insurance mandate has been a central topic in the news lately, as the decision of the Supreme Court approaches and as it becomes more vital for the states to complete their required parts of the reform laws before the 2014 deadline, assuming that the law is not overturned. The San Francisco Chronicle, for example, has reported that Proposition 29 has narrowly passed, creating a $1 per pack tax increase on cigarettes, despite efforts by…

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Department of Health and Human Services approves full coverage of birth control

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released a statement that included new guidelines regarding the required full coverage of a number of women’s preventative services – such as voluntary sterilization and birth control – by health insurance companies from August 1, 2012 onward. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius from the HHS explained that the department’s decision was made as a part of the strategy from the Affordable Care Act to halt problems before they occur. In a press release, she said that the new coverage guidelines “are based…

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