We are almost six weeks into the open enrollment period, and despite the glitches, thousands of people have signed up for health insurance on HealthCare.gov and state marketplace websites. This means that families have been able to find health coverage that is more affordable and higher quality, and people who have never been able to get health insurance due to pre-existing conditions are now able to enroll. The administration is also working with some of our country’s leading tech experts to improve HealthCare.gov so that even more people can sign up.
Thanks to the new website renovations, HealthCare.gov is back and performing better than ever. In fact, in only the first two days of December, 29,000 people were able to buy coverage through HealthCare.gov.
Estimates that more than 25.7 million Americans will get help paying for health coverage in the health insurance marketplaces .
Last month, President Obama and leaders in Congress came to an agreement that temporarily avoided the fiscal cliff without major cuts to health care programs. It was a huge victory, but unfortunately it’s just a temporary one.
In just a few short weeks, Republicans in Congress will release their proposed budget, and they’ve been clear on what it will contain: tax breaks for giant corporations and major cuts to health care programs like Medicaid.
Provides an overview of the requirements for health insurance navigator programs and answers key questions states will face as they establish effective navigator programs.
Explores why low-income people with Medicare struggle to pay for their health care and offers three ways to enable more Medicare beneficiaries to afford the care they need.
On Thursday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that, thanks to the Affordable Care Act’s medical loss ratio (MLR) provision, 77.8 million Americans paid $3.4 billion less in health insurance premiums in 2012 because insurance companies operated more efficiently.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced $150 million in awards to support 236 new community health center sites across the country. These new centers will provide much needed health care to approximately 1.25 million Americans. This investment was made possible by the Community Health Center Fund, which was established by the Affordable Care Act.
Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $150 million in grants to 1,159 health centers across the nation to go toward building out their outreach and enrollment programs. These funds are expected to allow the health centers to hire an additional 2,900 outreach and enrollment workers who will be available to help millions of Americans enroll in new health coverage options starting October 1, 2013.
The goal of our health care system is to keep us all healthy. So it’s not outrageous to think that doctors and hospitals would be paid for meeting this goal, right?
Until recently, hospitals have had no financial incentive to keep patients from returning. In fact, hospitals have historically made money every time a patient is admitted. If it sounds wacky, that’s because it is: Hospitals actually profited from keeping patients sick!