Archive for the ‘high risk pools’ Category

Alaska Health Insurance: Large Spending for High Risk Pool

Posted on: January 19th, 2012 by ymedina No Comments

Alaska is looking to spend a surprising $200k per year for each high risk pool member based on Kaiser Health News article by Phil Galewitz.  Alaska is one of the most expensive places to live in the United States and these increased costs apply to health care as well.  High risk pools are being set […]

Individual Health Insurance For Everyone

Posted on: April 12th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Many Americans have been denied individual health insurance coverage because of pre-existing conditions and healthcare reform is working to eliminate this inequity.  According to the article “Federal Insurance Program Covers Pre-Existing Conditions” by Steve Clark on The Brownsville Herald, the Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMMS) is trying to boost enrollment in a program […]

Louisiana Health Insurance: Opting Out of Exchanges

Posted on: March 28th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Louisiana is opting out of creating health insurance exchanges at the state level which is part of the new federal healthcare bill according to Bruce Greenstein of Health and Hospitals.  The article “Louisiana to Opt Out of Health Insurance Exchanges in Federal Law” by Jan Moller found on details the factors behind their decision. […]

High Risk Insurance Pools Unsuccessful

Posted on: November 4th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

For the past few months there has been concern that a $5 billion budget would not be enough to cover the large amount of people expected to enroll in a network of health insurance pools for those with pre-existing conditions.  Some thought the money would be exhausted by 2012. According to the article “High-Risk Insurance […]

High Risk Health Insurance Pool

Posted on: October 15th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

High risk health insurance pools are a main part of the Federal health insurance plan.  According to the article “2400 Apple For High Risk Health Insurance Pool” by Gene Rickman found on The Top News website, the US Department of Health and Human Services has calculated an estimate of how many people are enrolling in […]

Ohio High Risk Health Insurance

Posted on: September 20th, 2010 by JPAL No Comments

Beginning 9/1/2010, health insurance companies in Ohio who decline applicants due to pre-existing conditions are required to provide information about the Ohio high-risk pool and the open enrollment program. Since the coverage became available on 9/1 about 400 people have enrolled in the program, and federal subsidies will allow for about 5,000 to be covered. […]

Ohio Health Insurance Quotes: Affordable

Posted on: July 31st, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

According to the article “Ohio’s High-Risk Health Insurance Pool Will Begin Taking Applications on Aug 1″ by Diane Suchetka on, Ohio residents who have been unable to get affordable health insurance quotes because of pre-existing conditions will be able to get coverage as of September 1. To help with Ohio health insurance, Ohio will […]

Maryland Health Insurance Quotes Rising

Posted on: July 26th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

UPDATE 4/19/2012 – Despite Maryland health insurance rates still being higher than consumers would like, most residents are carrying coverage.  The HealthCare website reports about 86% of Maryland residents have health insurance while about 14% is going without.  This could be due to job loss or lack of funds given how expensive health insurance in […]

Health Insurance Pools

Posted on: July 16th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

According to the article “Missouri Taking Applications for Health Insurance Pool” by The Associated Press on, Missouri is now accepting applications for its health insurance pool for those without insurance and with pre-existing conditions. The Missouri Health Insurance Pool is part of the health care overhaul which is federal.  It covers Missouri residents with […]

Finding Health Insurance for High Risk

Posted on: May 26th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

According to the article “18 States Refuse to Run Insurance Pools for Those With Pre-existing Conditions” by David S. Hilzenrath health care reform may make finding health insurance for the high risk not that much easier. Eighteen state governments have come out and said they will not administer a program to offer health insurance coverage […]