With a reputation as a pacesetter in health care, Oregon laid out bold plans for complying with the federal overhaul.
If you are not assured by promises of a highly secure government exchange to buy health insurance, skip it.
Imagine how social security was first administered. Now imagine how the Affordable Care Act could look in 75 years.
Nearly 50,000 residents in Washington state have signed up for insurance since open enrollment started earlier this month for the state’s new health exchange.
Massachusetts has lowest percentage of uninsured residents with only 4.5 percent; Texas has the highest with 28.8 percent. Generally the highest uninsured rates can be found in the South and West.
Young adults 19-34 years of age represent the group most likely to be uninsured. More than three-quarters of uninsured Americans come from working families.
Every American with health insurance, including Medicare, is now eligible for many preventive services that previously often required a co-payment, deductible or other out-of-pocket cost.
Health insurance companies can no longer deny or limit coverage for individuals with pre-existing health conditions.
The new Patient’s Bill of Rights protects many basic rights of Americans when it comes to personal health care and dealing with insurance companies.
Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.