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Health Insurance Costs Going Up In Many States

Health insurance costs are going up in many states across the nation. October is generally when open enrollment begins for many health insurance providers, and this year, it seems the choice may be a little harder to make. Many states are seeing numerous plan cancellations for their citizens as the Affordable Care Act regulations for health insurance kick into high …

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Obamacare Sees 6 Million Enrolled As Deadline Approaches

As the Affordable Care Act (or commonly referred to as “Obamacare”) approaches its March 31st deadline, there’s been much debate about whether Obamacare would hit its enrollment goal of 7 million. The White House announced on Thursday that there’s been just over 6 million Americans who’ve enrolled already, and they’re expecting a huge surge during Obamacare’s last open week of …

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U.S. Uninsured Rate Still Falling Fast

Though Republicans in the U.S. House are still dreaming up ways to get rid of Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act, ACA), they will now have to contend will millions of Americans who have health insurance as a result of the program. Gallup this week released poll data showing that the rate of uninsured Americans has dropped precipitously since the botched …

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Health Insurance: Reimbursement to Cause Bailout?

Health insurance is taking a mighty turn for the worse after this ill-fated attempt at “affordable care” by the Obama administration. Things are looking very bleak indeed after Thursday’s Moody’s rating downgrade of the outlook for inurance industry from “stable” to “negative”. The downgrade was put in effect because of “ongoing unstable and evolving environment,” as the Obama administration fumbles …

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Percentage of Uninsured Americans is Dropping

Much debate has surrounded the Affordable Care Act (AKA “Obamacare”) since the legislation’s health insurance markets went live late last year. Since that time some encouraging numbers have shown that the program is working, at least a little. In December 2.2 million Americans signed up for health insurance using either the Healthcare.gov website or a state-sponsored healthcare exchange site. Now …

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Medicare Funding Decreases, Hurts UnitedHealth

The UnitedHealth Group (UNH) spoke out this Thursday about its fourth-quarter profits, which was the first quarter under ObamaCare. UNH says that they still saw a slightly better than expected fourth quarter, due to an “overall lower medical spending trend” as fewer customers were checking into hospitals. (The rise was from $29 billion to $31 billion, about 8%.) However, funding …

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Over One Quarter of U.S. Uninsured Don’t Plan on Purchasing Health Insurance

With the Healthcare.gov website slowly crawling toward full functionality, uninsured Americans are now faced with a choice. The Affordable Care Act (ACA, colloquially known as Obamacare) mandates that all Americans purchase health insurance while providing subsidized plans for those who cannot afford it. Those who still don’t want to purchase health insurance, however, will have to pay a fine. A …

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HealthCare.gov Better, But Initial Problems Persist

The Affordable Health Care Act website at HealthCare.gov has been the talk of the town, with endless chatter of frustration, anger and downright shock at the failure of an operating website for the public to take advantage of the new health care act. One in five Americans who wanted to sign up for heath insurance found it nearly impossible. The …

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HealthCare.gov Aims to Sign Up 4 of 5 Americans

The Washington Post reported today that the Affordable Care Act’s primary website, HealthCare.gov, will be capable of getting 80 percent of Americans on an insurance plan, but that still leaves 20 percent who will remain without insurance. According to the best-case scenario from the Obama administration, those 20 percent will be unable to purchase insurance online because of either their …

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Health Insurance: Obama to Enforce Mental Health Rules

Just after President Barack Obama issued an apology to the people who have lost their healthcare coverage thanks to Obamacare, the Obama Administration has announced plans to implement new rules regarding mental health coverage. Five years ago, former president George W. Bush signed a law that guaranteed mental health parity, but it has taken half a decade for Obama to …

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Obama Apologizes To Americans Losing Their Health Insurance

President Obama on Thursday apologized to all Americans who are now receiving cancellation notices from their health insurers. His apology comes after his assurances that no one would have to give up a health plan they like. President Obama told NBC news that he failed to do enough to ensure that the law did not force the termination of insurance …

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Is Obamacare a Rip Off or an Affordable Option?

Many people are asking themselves this question after logging in to view the rates on the Healthcare Marketplace.  Several states received so many visitors that technical problems occurred on the server. The majority of people who are interested in obtaining health coverage through Obamacare are those who are currently unemployed, underemployed, not insurable with traditional providers due to their past health history, feel coverage …

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