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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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States’ Restrictions on ACA Implementation Hinder Access to Coverage

Community health centers across the country are waging intensive efforts to find and enroll eligible and uninsured patients and community residents, but are hampered by states resistant to healthcare reform, according to the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative … finish reading States’ Restrictions on ACA Implementation Hinder Access to Coverage

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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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Doctors Likely to Accept New Medicaid Patients as Coverage Expands

Doctors are likely to accept new Medicaid patients as coverage expands, but they may not accept patients who remain uninsured, according to a study from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. Researchers analyzed data from a long-term, nationwide study of changes in … finish reading Doctors Likely to Accept New Medicaid Patients as Coverage Expands

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Affordable Care Act Will Reduce Out-of-Pocket Medical Spending for Many Americans

While out-of-pocket medical expenses for most Americans will decline with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), newly insured consumers under an expanded Medicaid program will save the most money, according to a new RAND Corporation study. An estimated 11 million Americans … finish reading Affordable Care Act Will Reduce Out-of-Pocket Medical Spending for Many Americans

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Significant Choice and Lower than Expected Premiums Available in New Health Insurance Marketplace

Increased competition in the health insurance marketplace will lead to multiple and affordable choices for consumers, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Individuals in the 36 states where HHS will fully or partly run the online … finish reading Significant Choice and Lower than Expected Premiums Available in New Health Insurance Marketplace

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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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Workplace Health Coverage Falls, Despite Economic Recovery

Despite economic data showing that the recession is over, the percentage of workers with health benefits still remains low, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI). Links between the employment rate and health insurance … finish reading Workplace Health Coverage Falls, Despite Economic Recovery

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White House Gives Employers More Time to Comply with Coverage Mandate

Employer concerns about adhering to ACA’s health insurance mandate by the January 2014 deadline have prompted the White House to extend the deadline and change the reporting process, according to a White House blog posted by Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor … finish reading White House Gives Employers More Time to Comply with Coverage Mandate

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Historic Slowdown in Healthcare Spending Projected for 2014

Healthcare spending is expected to drop to 6.5 percent in 2014, despite millions of newly insured expected under the ACA in 2014, according to PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI). In its annual report, Medical Cost Trend: Behind the Numbers, the … finish reading Historic Slowdown in Healthcare Spending Projected for 2014

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