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Can I Get a Health Insurance to English Dictionary Please?

Now that we are approaching 90 days from the date the first open enrollment period ended under Obamacare (or utilizing its more formal name – The Affordable Care Act), people are starting to use their new insurance plans for doctors visits and prescriptions. And people are starting to have questions. During open enrollment, the federal government and navigators simplified the…

This Date in History

President Obama and Congress entered marathon negotiations over health reform bills on this day in 2010. Hopefully those efforts weren’t for nothing. More to come on the status of Health Care Reform as we get closer to the US Supreme Court reviewing the matter in March.

Before Going to the Dentist, Check Groupon

I am lucky. I have pretty good health insurance coverage. But I have heard that people who do not have health insurance or those who don’t have great coverage are checking websites like Groupon or Living Social for discounts for various medical/dental services. Because I am curious by nature, I checked Groupon to see what discounts were available in my…

The Healthcare Reform Fight Scoreboard

We are about 2 months away to the US Supreme Court hearing arguments on the constitutionality of the federal health law. To help keep track of the briefs filed, the news reports and the analysis of the arguments, Kaiser Health News has put together a site to help us all keep score. If you want to follow the case, this…

News Alert: Those Who Understand, Do Better

I cannot believe that we needed to conduct a study in order to know that individuals who understand their health insurance coverage requirements, will make better choices about seeking medical services.  The Boston Herald recently published the findings of just such a study.  What was found was that individuals who knew what their co-payments were for medical services were more…

Insurance Scam Alert

It is not surprising that when a new law is issued that requires that 38 million people to obtain health insurance, that someone is going to jump in right away and start selling insurance coverage to these individuals.  The problem is that the first one in is usually the scam artist trying to take advantage of the confusion surrounding the…

Top Health Insurance Industry Official Says Health Plans Will Follow The Law

In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Karen Ignagni head of America’s Health Insurance Plans and the nation’s top health insurance industry official, said that the industry will fully comply with new regulations preventing coverage denials for children with pre-existing conditions.  The regulations are expected to be issued within the next few weeks. It is troubling…