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Infographic 10.24.2015

Stop, Shop, and Enroll for Health Insurance

Consumers can shop for health plans through the health insurance marketplace from November 1, 2015, through January 31, 2016 (open enrollment season). Many consumers have plans from 2015 and will simply opt to renew…

Infographic 10.23.2015

Medicaid: Health Insurance for Working Kentucky Residents

In 2014, Kentucky accepted federal funds to provide health insurance to more low-income residents through Medicaid. Medicaid expansion gives Kentucky residents with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty level ($27,720 for a…

Insights Column 10.21.2015

Surprise Medical Bills: Rep. Doggett’s Bill Would Protect Consumers

Yesterday, Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) introduced the End Surprise Billing Act, legislation to protect health care consumers from surprise medical bills. Families USA is thrilled to endorse this legislation—we’re encouraged that Representative Doggett, along with more…

Insights Column 10.15.2015

The Next Big Thing in Network Adequacy: The NAIC Model Act

Update: On November 22, 2015, the NAIC voted unanimously to adopt its updated Network Adequacy Model Act. Read our summary. In November, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), the organization composed of insurance regulators from every…

Infographic 10.13.2015

Why Getting Health Insurance Matters for Latinos

Latinos are more likely to have certain health problems than whites. And they are more likely to get sicker and die from them too. Finding and treating these problems early can make a huge…

Insights Column 09.29.2015

Growing Consumer Concerns About Drug Prices

This blog was originally published on The Huffington Post. Among health care consumers throughout the United States, there is growing concern about the high and increasing costs of prescription medicines. Those concerns manifest themselves in…