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HHS Secretary: Short-term health insurance plans are an affordable option
HHS Secretary: Short-term health insurance plans are an affordable option(CNN)The 21st century is a golden age of personalization. Whether it's customizing our smart phones with our favorite apps or ordering exactly what we need when we need it from Amazon, we increasingly expect a unique customer experience, not a one-size ...read more
Source: CNN
Published on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:28:00 GMT
Trump administration takes new steps to loosen health insurance rules
Trump administration takes new steps to loosen health insurance rulesThe Trump administration took new steps Tuesday to loosen health insurance rules, moving to allow the sale of more short-term health plans that do not need to offer consumers a full range of health protections. The proposed regulations — which represent ...read more
Source: Chicago Tribune
Published on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:07:00 GMT
People in U.S. being pushed in high-deductible health insurance
People in U.S. being pushed in high-deductible health insuranceTHURSDAY, Feb. 22, 2018 -- The number of uninsured American adults held steady at about 13 percent in 2017, but many more insured Americans are being presented with high deductibles, new research shows. A high-deductible health plan was defined by the ...read more
Source: Upi.com
Published on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:20:00 GMT
Butch Otter gets his chance to convince feds to back non-ACA health insurance
Butch Otter gets his chance to convince feds to back non-ACA health insuranceWhen Idaho Gov. Butch Otter called for health insurance plans that drop some aspects of the Affordable Care Act, news spread coast to coast that Idaho had gone rogue. Idaho says it is not violating federal law. But while state officials say they talked ...read more
Source: Idaho Statesman
Published on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:41:00 GMT
Trump plan: Less health insurance for lower premiums
Trump plan: Less health insurance for lower premiumsWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration Tuesday spelled out a plan to lower the cost of health insurance: give consumers the option of buying less coverage in exchange for reduced premiums. The proposed regulations would expand an alternative to the ...read more
Source: Yahoo
Published on Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:49:00 GMT
Removal of the health insurance mandate could impact our larger health care system
Removal of the health insurance mandate could impact our larger health care systemThe views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill We begin 2018 with a major change settling into the health-care industry: The removal of the individual mandate, which required all Americans to acquire health insurance ...read more
Source: The Hill
Published on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:00:00 GMT
Barreira Explains Student Health Insurance Options and Changes
Barreira Explains Student Health Insurance Options and ChangesHarvard University Health Services Director Paul J. Barreira said in an interview earlier this month he thinks students don’t fully understand their health insurance options. He explained that students have access to different services depending on ...read more
Source: The Harvard Crimson
Published on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:26:00 GMT
Prognosis unclear for proposed state health insurance mandate
Prognosis unclear for proposed state health insurance mandateShould Vermonters be legally required to buy health insurance? Officials are struggling with that question, and legislative testimony on Thursday showed there is no consensus on how or when to enact a state “individual mandate.” The discussion is ...read more
Source: VTDigger
Published on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:54:00 GMT
Why Trump’s new insurance proposal may put essential health benefits at risk
Why Trump’s new insurance proposal may put essential health benefits at riskTo strengthen health care, the ACA included these 10 essential health benefits to form a bare minimum of coverage that health insurance plans must have: The Obama administration and Democrats’ argument for including essential benefits boiled down to ...read more
Source: PBS
Published on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:54:00 GMT
After health-insurance controversy, most public workers to avoid large premium increases
After health-insurance controversy, most public workers to avoid large premium increasesMassachusetts public employees and retirees received an unusual bit of good news from state officials Thursday: their health insurance premiums are not rising significantly — and costs for many will actually decrease. The rates approved by the ...read more
Source: The Boston Globe on MSN.com
Published on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:43:33 GMT