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Low-income and racial disparities in health insurance

Low-income and racial disparities in health insurance

Read in Spanish Racial & low-income family healthcare disparities remain Although the percentage of Americans without health insurance is far below what it was a decade ago, it’s been rising since the end of 2016. And significant racial health disparities remain:...
Short Term Health Plans: Good Idea or Junk Insurance?

Short Term Health Plans: Good Idea or Junk Insurance?

The judgment recently handed down by Judge Richard Leon of the US District Court of Columbia upholds the regulations which allow the sale of ‘short term’ health insurance policies for periods up to 36 months. A decision, either way, would have had its critics. ...
Special Enrollment Period for ACA Health Insurance

Special Enrollment Period for ACA Health Insurance

Qualifying Life Events can help you get coverage during Special Enrollment Periods for ACA (Affordable care act) health insurance There are defined ‘lifetime events’ which ‘trigger’ a personal special enrollment period. This period is normally a 60-day window prior to...
Minimum Essential Coverage: 10 Key ACA Health Guarantees

Minimum Essential Coverage: 10 Key ACA Health Guarantees

Health insurance is all about being prepared for what might happen, and how you can protect your family from potential financial risk. With this insight, you can be informed of the Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) plans available and the ten health benefits...
Health Insurance Penalty Changes: What This Means for You

Health Insurance Penalty Changes: What This Means for You

Did you know? ACA health insurance penalties are over. While there will no longer be a financial penalty for not having insurance coverage, the biggest penalty that still exists, is the risk of facing expensive medical bills in the event of an illness, an...
How does Medicare work? Here’s a simple guide.

How does Medicare work? Here’s a simple guide.

Medicare is the health insurance coverage provided by the Federal government for: Senior citizens 65 or older and for younger people with certain defined disabilities and/or end stage kidney diseases. The Federal Government underwrites the health insurance program,...
Confused About Obamacare: Buying the Right Health Coverage

Confused About Obamacare: Buying the Right Health Coverage

We have put together an easy guide.. just for you! How many times have you stopped midway while filling your health insurance documents? Or have postponed buying coverage because you don’t have the time to understand the health care law? Firstly, if you’re confused...
Performance of Obamacare in the Last 5 Years

Performance of Obamacare in the Last 5 Years

On 23rd March 2010 a new kind of health reform was implemented in the USA. Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA), or Affordable Care Act (ACA), colloquially coined Obamacare was introduced in the health care space. The last time the Federal Government...
The Good(s) and Bad(s) of Affordable Care Act

The Good(s) and Bad(s) of Affordable Care Act

President Obama’s efforts at creating conducive health care facilities for the people in America resulted the introduction of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010. Also known as Obamacare, the policies have made revolutionary changes in the entire health...
5 Changes in Medicaid After the Implementation of Obamacare

5 Changes in Medicaid After the Implementation of Obamacare

The introduction of Obamacare brought in a sea of changes in the health insurance sector. It also expanded the scope of Federal programs like Medicaid significantly. It was the Federal Government under President Barack Obama who enforced some rules for the private...
Is Substance Abuse Covered Under Obamacare

Is Substance Abuse Covered Under Obamacare

This Open Enrollment for 2017, there is yet again good news. People with substance abuse will be covered under all the non-grandfathered plans. Of course, not just substance abuse, but also for mental health where counseling and psychotherapy are also included. In...
7 Facts About COBRA Health Insurance You Should Know

7 Facts About COBRA Health Insurance You Should Know

The CONSOLIDATED OMNIBUS RECONCILIATION ACT, ‘Continuation in medical insurance’, was introduced in 2017 to ensure that employees, who are members of an employer-sponsored group health insurance schemes, have a secure route to continued coverage in the event of...
Affordable Care Act – Obamacare Benefits for Women

Affordable Care Act – Obamacare Benefits for Women

The Affordable Care Act/Obamacare Mandated MANY Services Specifically for Women One of the many groundbreaking features of the ACA was to create a reliable baseline for medical services for women. This helped standardize services across all insurance companies and...
5 Damages on Women Obamacare Repealing Will Cause

5 Damages on Women Obamacare Repealing Will Cause

Only after 2 years of successful implementation of Obamacare in the US healthcare sector, the health insurance policy has come to face major challenges from the Democrats. One of the major focus of the President elect, Mr. Donald Trump was to either completely change...
House Passes Obamacare Replacement: Will It Affect You?

House Passes Obamacare Replacement: Will It Affect You?

After a failed attempt earlier in March this year to get the House to vote favorably for the Obamacare repeal and replace bill aka American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Republicans managed to garner enough support to pass it with 217 GOP lawmakers saying yes. But all...
Take Advantage of Free Preventive Care under the ACA

Take Advantage of Free Preventive Care under the ACA

No copay, coinsurance or deductible for these services Prevention is better than cure… always! One of the best ways to stay healthy is to listen to your body and undergo routine checkups before symptoms start surfacing. It not only keeps you in charge of your health...
How does the Federal Health Insurance marketplace work?

How does the Federal Health Insurance marketplace work?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also referred to as Obamacare, provides for all American Citizens to have access to health insurance underwritten by the US Government. Unless exempted, all American citizens and foreign residents must be covered by health insurance...
Open Enrollment 2017 In Obamacare – Start Your Homework

Open Enrollment 2017 In Obamacare – Start Your Homework

Do you have a qualifying event that will allow you to buy health insurance outside Open Enrollment? If yes, you can still buy an ‘Obamacare Plan 2016’ for yourself. The last period for open enrollment ended on January 31st, 2016. The Federal Government has, of...
Obamacare 2017 Open Enrollment Deadline

Obamacare 2017 Open Enrollment Deadline

Don’t miss the Dec 15 deadline for Jan 1 coverage! Hurry! If you do not want a gap in your coverage, you will have to enroll or change Marketplace health insurance plan by December 15. This is to ensure that you have seamless 2017 coverage starting January 1. Remember...
Missed Open Enrollment 2020?  Get Health Insurance Now!

Missed Open Enrollment 2020? Get Health Insurance Now!

How many times in the last 6 months did you go visit a doctor? I guess at least once, if not more, even if you are a fitness freak. If you have a family and kids, I am pretty sure you must have visited the pharmacist a couple of times. Have you calculated the total...
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