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Health Insurance Exchange Markets: What You Need To Know PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 18:22

By Susan E. Matthews, Everyday Health Staff Writer

MONDAY, September 30, 2013 — Congress may still be debating particulars of the Affordable Care Act, but even so, one of the bill’s major tenets is about to go into effect. Tomorrow marks the opening of the health insurance exchange marketplace — an online market designed to create enough competition between insurance companies to bring prices down, allowing previously uninsured consumers to gain access to healthcare.

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Pre-existing Conditions Exclusions PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 February 2013 21:19

When HealthCare Reform goes into full effect starting January 1, 2014 no healthplan, either sold privately or through the exchanges, will be able to exclude patients because of any pre-existing conditions they may have.  Insurers also wont be able to cancel plans/coverage if you get sick.

For more information you can log on to healthcare.gov.

Meaning of the letters after a Social Security or Medicare number PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 February 2013 17:49

The Social Security number followed by one of these codes is often referred to as a claim number.  We assign these codes once you apply for benefits.  These letter codes may appear on correspondence you receive from Social Security or on your Medicare card.  They will never appear on a Social Security card.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 28 February 2013 21:22
Growth of Health Spending Stays Low PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 January 2013 16:07

By Robert Pear, New York Times

WASHINGTON — National health spending climbed to $2.7 trillion in 2011, or an average of $8,700 for every person in the country, but as a share of the economy, it remained stable for the third consecutive year, the Obama administration said Monday.       

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Next Challenge for the Health Law: Getting the Public to Buy In PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 December 2012 16:14

By Abby Goodnough, New York Times

On its face, the low-key discussion around a conference table in Miami last month did not appear to have national implications. Eight men and women, including a diner owner, a chef and a real estate agent, answered questions about why they had no health insurance and what might persuade them to buy it.

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