Archive for the ‘universal health care’ Category

Health Insurance Exchanges

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

According to the article “Midwest States Getting $1M Each for Health Exchanges” found on, federal officials claim Illinois, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota will be getting $1 million each to assist the states establish health insurance exchanges. These health insurance exchanges have been created by the federal government through the Affordable Care Act […]

Election May Affect Health Care Reform

Posted on: November 8th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

The article found on by Carey Goldberg titled “Election’s Effects On Health Care Reform: New Harvard Public Health Forum Webcast” directs readers to a video of the Forum At Harvard School of Public Health.  This webcast was a discussion on the election results which was held Friday, November 5th. This important discussion points out […]

Louisiana Health Insurance Receives Break

Posted on: August 19th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

The state of Louisiana has a break coming their way in terms of health insurance.  According to the article “White House: Louisiana Awarded $1 Million From Health Care Act” found on, Louisiana health insurance is getting some help. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the $1 million award to Louisiana to help with the recent […]

Health Insurance Quotes Won’t Necessarily Be Lowered With Cooperatives

Posted on: September 15th, 2009 by ymedina No Comments

The Senate Finance Committee is coming close to figuring out a healthcare reform bill according to Maggie Guo’s article on The Ethiopian Review site.  Health care cooperatives are still on the table, which has the idea of building large groups so that the price of expensive medical costs are spread out among members to reduce costs for everyone. […]

Health Insurance Reform Pollings

Posted on: August 26th, 2009 by ymedina No Comments

About eight out of ten Americans favor a public option health insurance plan on the table in Congress right now.  This is according to the new poll underwritten by AARP and completed by Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates released Tuesday night at an AARP event in Denver.  While most people seem to favor this public […]

Health Insurance Reform…Not Health Care Reform

Posted on: July 23rd, 2009 by ymedina No Comments

Wednesday evening President Obama used the phrase “health insurance reform” five times in his opening statement according to “It’s Health Insurance, Not Health Care Reform, For Obama” by Mark Knoller on  The White House may think that the concept of revising health insurance instead of overhauling health care is easier to sell to Congress. […]

Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Health Insurance Idea

Posted on: March 25th, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

Blue Cross Blue Shield, and AHIP, issued a joint statement opposing President Obama’s proposal to create a government run health plan.  They believe that the creation of a government run health plan would be detrimental to a overhaul of our ailing health system. In their statement sent to key senators, AHIP and the Blue Cross […]

Pre-Existing Condition Prevention Act Would Increase Health Insurance Access

Posted on: March 20th, 2009 by ymedina No Comments

Walt Williams reports in the State Journal that West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller has introduced a bill that is intented to increase health insurance access to those with pre-existing conditions. The Pre-Existing Condition Prevention Act would prevent insurance companies from excluding a pre-existing condition from their coverage. Rockefeller claims that over 130 million Americans suffer […]

Health Insurance Companies’ Proposals for Health Care Reform

Posted on: March 9th, 2009 by ymedina No Comments

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the health insurance industry trade group, has expressed support for the idea of reforming the health care system. However, in the L.A. Times, Michael Hiltzik warns that insurers may not be as gung-ho about the possibility of universal health care as they present themselves to be. AHIP recently released a […]