Posts Tagged ‘health insurance access’

Defined Contribution Health Insurance On the Rise

Posted on: November 15th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

More and more employers, including Sears Holdings Corp, and Darden Restaurants, are giving employees the opportunity to purchase their own health insurance by giving them a fixed amount of money and empowering individuals to shop around for the best health insurance quotes. ┬áThis approach is called defined contribution health insurance and is very different than […]

Arizona Health Insurance Extending Coverage to Children

Posted on: April 18th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Arizona health insurance will be seeing a change in coverage for their children as about 22,000 poor kids in the state gain health insurance coverage under a Medicaid deal through an agreement with the Obama administration. ┬áKaiser Health News’s article by Phil Galewitz says the agreement allows Arizona to use a combination of country dollars, […]

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 […]

Louisiana Health Insurance Tax Breaks Possible Next Year

Posted on: March 11th, 2009 by ymedina No Comments

According to the Associated Press’ Melinda DeSlatte, the 2010 state budget may include tax breaks on Louisiana health insurance. Representative Gary Smith has proposed giving tax credits to small businesses that provide their employees with employer-sponsored health insurance. He also wants to offer tax credits to people who pay for individual health insurance policies, which […]