Posts Tagged ‘health care reform’

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Low-Cost Options Through Health Care Reform: Studies Confirm

Posted on: September 6th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

Two separate studies have recently been released confirming what President Obama’s administration has been saying all along.  Health care reform will bring about more low-cost options for price conscious consumers.  The two private, independent studies from Kaiser Family Foundation and Avalere Health support the claim that health care reform will enable health insurers to offer […]

Health Insurance Premiums Up Four Percent

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

The Kaiser Family Foundation has recently released a new survey showing that employer sponsored health insurance premiums are up about 4% from last year, averaging $16,352 a year for a family.  This is a relatively modest increase for two years in a row and this could mean that the intense health care inflation could be […]

Health Insurance Ratings On Exchange Websites

Posted on: August 13th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

It makes sense that a website designed to make shopping for health insurance easier would have a comprehensive list of health insurance companies and their respective ratings.  It makes sense for the consumer and gives the competitive insurers more reason to become better and attract more customers.  Much to the dismay of some California residents, […]

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. […]

Small Business Health Insurance Costs Coming Down

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

Health care reform has many long term goals and one of those goals is to decrease health care costs over time, especially for small businesses.  Some of these intended effects are starting to take shape as the price for small business health insurance does seem to be coming down and the trend should continue. Washington […]