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3 Proposals Allowing People to Keep Health Insurance Won’t Threaten Marketplaces

Three plans allowing people to keep their individual health insurance policies even if they don’t meet the requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) are unlikely to threaten new health insurance marketplaces, according to a new RAND Corporation study. … finish reading 3 Proposals Allowing People to Keep Health Insurance Won’t Threaten Marketplaces

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HSAs Growing, Health Reimbursement Accounts Declining for First Time

While account-based health plans continue to expand, a shift in account types may suggest a change in how the accounts are funded, according to new research from the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI). The latest data, from the 2013 … finish reading HSAs Growing, Health Reimbursement Accounts Declining for First Time

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23 States Receive Over $307 Million in Bonuses for Enrolling Children in Health Coverage

Twenty-three states received over $307 million in bonuses for improving access to children’s health coverage and successfully enrolling low income, eligible children in Medicaid, according to CMS officials. The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) authorized the … finish reading 23 States Receive Over $307 Million in Bonuses for Enrolling Children in Health Coverage

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Medical Costs Drive New Health Plan Increases Above 10 Percent

Rising medical costs were the primary driver of recent rate increases by health insurers, accounting for three-quarters or more of the larger premium hikes requested between July 2012 and June 2013, a new Commonwealth Fund study finds. The analysis takes … finish reading Medical Costs Drive New Health Plan Increases Above 10 Percent

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4 Times More Americans Enrolled in Health Insurance Marketplaces in November Than October

Nearly 365,000 Americans selected plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace (HIM) in October and November, and enrollment in November was more than four times greater than October’s reported federal enrollment number, according to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Almost 2 million … finish reading 4 Times More Americans Enrolled in Health Insurance Marketplaces in November Than October

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1 in 4 Uninsured Americans Plan to Remain That Way; Politics Influence Decisions

One in four uninsured Americans plan on paying the government fine imposed for not having insurance, a percentage that has remained the same in the last month, according to the latest results of a daily tracking Gallup poll that began … finish reading 1 in 4 Uninsured Americans Plan to Remain That Way; Politics Influence Decisions

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Adult Medicaid Beneficiaries in California Have Highest Increase in ED Visits: Study

While uninsured patients are often thought of as high emergency department (ED) utilizers, insured patients, particularly those with Medicaid coverage, have come to rely more frequently on EDs, according to a study from the University of California, San Francisco. In … finish reading Adult Medicaid Beneficiaries in California Have Highest Increase in ED Visits: Study

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No Widespread Jump in Cost of Individual Health Insurance Under ACA

Contrary to reports that individual health insurance policy costs will jump steeply under the ACA, there will be no widespread premium increase, according to a RAND analysis of 10 states and the United States. There will be widespread differences in … finish reading No Widespread Jump in Cost of Individual Health Insurance Under ACA

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Navigators Guide Consumers through Health Insurance Marketplace

Designed to help consumers navigate the health insurance marketplaces (HIEs), the HHS has granted $67 million in awards to 105 applicants in federally run and state partnership marketplaces. According to the HHS, these recipients will help Americans who need additional … finish reading Navigators Guide Consumers through Health Insurance Marketplace

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Health Centers Get Boost to Guide Uninsured Americans Toward Affordable Health Coverage

Over 1100 health centers across the country have received funds to enroll uninsured Americans in new health coverage options made available by the ACA, according to the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The agency has allocated $150 million … finish reading Health Centers Get Boost to Guide Uninsured Americans Toward Affordable Health Coverage

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