Archive for the ‘health care access’ Category

Update on the Health Insurance Exchange Website

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

Many Americans are beyond frustrated with the poor quality of the HealthCare.gov website which is continuously crashing and running incredibly slow.  There is new information from the Washington Post saying that the government knew the website was not ready for roll-out back on October 1st, but they plowed through anyways.  This has left a bad […]

Medicare Open Enrollment Starts TODAY – October 15, 2013

Posted on: October 15th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

Medicare’s open enrollment is upon us once again and it’s important that those looking to update their Medicare plans get their choices in early.  October 15 through December 7 is when all Medicare participants can change their Medicare health plan and prescription drug coverage for 2014.  If you are happy with your current Medicare plan […]

Health Insurance Exchanges Open Tomorrow With Delays

Posted on: September 30th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

The health insurance exchanges are to open tomorrow, October 1, and there is a lot of anticipation behind how the online exchanges will pan out.  According to Yahoo! Finance, some state residents and small businesses will be unable to enroll in the online exchanges tomorrow due to technical difficulties.  This is causing a lot of […]

Health Care Reform and Cancer Patients

Posted on: September 26th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

There has been a lot of buzz in the media in the last few months about how health care reform will negatively affect cancer patients.  While there is some truth to this, it doesn’t seem to be the whole story.  Overall, it seems health care reform, put through by President Obama and his administration, will […]

Home Depot Sending Part-Time Workers to Health Insurance Exchanges

Posted on: September 20th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

More and more companies are taking their part-time employers off of their health insurance plans and advising them to shop for health insurance in the marketplace.  The health insurance exchanges aim to make shopping for competitive health insurance simple and streamlined but will it be affordable?  Home Depot is one of the recent employers pushing […]

You Can Now Purchase Your Health Insurance at the Mall

Posted on: September 12th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

More and more health insurance companies are turning to retail to sell their products since more individuals will be shopping around for policies in 2014.  Health insurers are drawn to the convenience shopping centers offer to individuals in the market for health insurance.  Since the Affordable Care Act is requiring most Americans to obtain health […]

Good Health Insurance Does Not Guarantee Good Health Care

Posted on: August 5th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

Health care reform is forcing the number of insured Americans to go up and with this the amount of people seeking health care will go up as well.  While states scramble to ensure there is enough planning in place to get everyone health insurance, the health care industry prepares for the potential of a lot […]

Health Insurance Exchanges Face IT Challenges

Posted on: August 1st, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

The deadline for implementation of the health insurance exchanges is just around the corner and states are facing more IT issues than originally anticipated.  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is mandating the exchanges be up and running by October 1, 2013 and plans should be ready to go by January 1, 2014. […]

Aetna Health Insurance Warns Customers of Rising Costs

Posted on: July 8th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

In an interesting move, Aetna health insurance recently sent a letter to their customers warning that health insurance costs in 2014 will likely be rising and put the blame specifically on health care reform.  According to the article on The Washington Times by Tom Howell Jr, news outlets are reporting that this letter recently went […]

Health Insurance Exchange Deadline Approaching Fast

Posted on: June 17th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

The deadline for states to implement the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchange requirement is less than four months away and there are still multiple states who are not on target to have the exchanges set up.  Some state governments are scrambling to get together exchanges and figure out exactly how they are going to […]