A new poll from Reuters shows that Americans have a more favorable opinion of the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” than they did just a month ago. This shift comes inspite of the technical glitches that have plagued the healthcare.gov site since its October 1 launch. Among some 12,000 individuals polled online in October, 1,100… Read More Interest in Obamacare increasing
Many of the estimated 27-30 million more people who will gain health insurance coverage in January under the Affordable Care Act will go through a process similar to what I am now experiencing. For several reasons, I must enroll in a new health insurance plan. Selecting a plan was pretty straightforward, thanks to one provision of the… Read More Choosing a Provider, Ethics, and Playing Darts Blindfolded
As most regular readers of this blog know, I’m self-employed. Fortunately, I don’t need to worry about health insurance, since I am covered through my husband’s job. However, many are not so lucky, and must purchase a health plan on the open market. For a family of four, that can easily cost close to $20,000… Read More ACA Will Help Self-Employed and Would-be Entrepreneurs
Should people with bad health habits pay more for insurance? A new report by ehealth.com, the nation’s largest private online health insurance exchange, says that many already do. Their just-released Smoking Status and Body Mass Index Relative to Individual Health Insurance Premiums found that obese people are charged average of 22 percent more in health premiums, and… Read More Higher Premiums for Unhealthy Lifestyles – Fair?
It’s always exhilarating watching a Presidential inauguration. The pomp and pageantry celebrates more than 200 years of orderly transition of government. Under the mantle of our 44th President, the next four years hold some exciting changes for health care. Here’s a brief look at what 2013 will bring. 2013 is primarily a transition year. By… Read More Obama 2.0 – What’s next for healthcare?