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3.5 million more people are without health insurance since Trump was elected
3.5 million more people are without health insurance since Trump was electedThe percentage of Americans without health insurance increased to 12.3% in the third quarter. This is an increase of 0.6 percentage points from last quarter, and 1.4 points from a year ago. Gallup said the increase is in part due to "Congressional ...read more
Source: Business Insider
Published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:08:00 GMT
Gallup: Rate of American adults without health insurance rises
Gallup: Rate of American adults without health insurance risesOct. 20 (UPI) --The percentage of American adults without health insurance rose to 12.3 percent in the third quarter, a Gallup survey released Friday indicated. The figure is 0.6 percent higher than it was during the second quarter. The rate of uninsured ...read more
Source: United Press International
Published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:40:00 GMT
Number of US adults without health insurance up 3.5m this year, study finds
Number of US adults without health insurance up 3.5m this year, study findsThe number of US adults without health insurance is up nearly 3.5 million this year, as rising premiums and political turmoil over Obamacare undermine coverage gains that drove the nation’s uninsured rate to a historic low. That finding is based on the ...read more
Source: The Guardian
Published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:30:00 GMT
More cancer patients now have health insurance
More cancer patients now have health insuranceThe Affordable Care Act has led to a dramatic decrease in the number of adults with cancer who lacked health insurance, new research shows. But whether future changes to this law could reverse the trend remains to be seen. Add Health Care Reform as an ...read more
Source: ABC News
Published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:23:00 GMT
Memo to both parties: Stop foot-dragging on Children's Health Insurance Program
Memo to both parties: Stop foot-dragging on Children's Health Insurance ProgramCan you imagine a business staying open if 90% of its customers didn’t like what the business did? Congress is just such a business, with an abysmal job approval rating that barely clears single digits. The foot-dragging by Congress to re-authorize ...read more
Source: USA Today
Published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:00:00 GMT
Help Squad: Health insurance and open enrollment – what you need to know
Help Squad: Health insurance and open enrollment – what you need to knowAs open enrollment for health insurance begins Wednesday, Nov. 1, and several changes have occurred or been proposed, I decided to check in with two industry experts for their advice on what you need to know. Kathy Lipscomb, health care advocacy consultant ...read more
Source: Chicago Tribune
Published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:47:00 GMT
GOP health insurance plan for feds part of larger assault on compensation
GOP health insurance plan for feds part of larger assault on compensationAfter repeatedly failing in their cynical efforts that would cut millions from health insurance rolls, congressional Republicans now are attacking the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP). Together with President Trump’s earlier budget plan ...read more
Source: Washington Post
Published on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:19:00 GMT
Congress At Standstill Over Reauthorizing Health Insurance For 9 Million Kids
Congress At Standstill Over Reauthorizing Health Insurance For 9 Million KidsWASHINGTON ― It’s been nearly three weeks since the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expired and bipartisan negotiations over how to finance it appear to be at a standstill, even as several states face critical funding deadlines, which ...read more
Source: huffingtonpost.com
Published on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:15:00 GMT
Administration Sends Mixed Signals On State Health Insurance Waivers
Administration Sends Mixed Signals On State Health Insurance WaiversIt was the Friday before a Monday deadline, and federal health officials in Washington, D.C., were working feverishly with their counterparts in Oklahoma to finalize the details of a new state reinsurance program. Emails flew between the Centers for ...read more
Source: NPR News
Published on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:01:00 GMT
Affordable health insurance is finally on the way – thank you, President Trump
Affordable health insurance is finally on the way – thank you, President TrumpEvery month, as we pay our $950 premium for our bronze (lowest level) ObamaCare-compliant health insurance policy, my husband and I look at each other with frustration and concern. We frequently discuss whether we should do what many others in the ...read more
Source: FOX News
Published on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:54:00 GMT