Posts Tagged ‘health insurance news’

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 […]

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 […]

Which States Have The Highest Health Care Costs?

Posted on: June 7th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

There has been a lot of focus on rising health insurance costs and how this will affect today’s consumers.  One of the main factors driving these rising premiums is the cost of health care and prices can vary greatly from state to state ultimately affecting how much you’ll pay for health insurance.  According to Keith […]

Will Health Care Reform Mean Less Jobs In 2013?

Posted on: December 31st, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Human resource experts have been analyzing the effects that health care reform will have on the hiring process and many believe there will actually be less jobs available and less full-time positions being offered to employees.  A controversial part of the Affordable Care Act requires companies with over 50 employees to offer a health insurance […]

Discouraging Health Insurance Data From Recent Report

Posted on: December 26th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

A recent Commonwealth Fund report from this week compares health insurance costs from 2003 to 2011 and the results are concerning since it recognizes a trend that could cause costs to soar out of control if something isn’t done sooner than later.  The Affordable Care Act has been put in place to help slow down […]

Fiscal Cliff May Affect Medicare Reimbursements In Cleveland

Posted on: November 20th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

If the United States ends up falling off the looming “fiscal cliff”, Northeast Ohio’s health care providers would shoulder millions of dollars in revenue cuts to manage costs throughout the area, specifically the Greater Cleveland area.  The inability of Congress and the White House to work together and come up with a budget plan has […]

Health Insurance Exchange Decision Deadline Approaching

Posted on: November 6th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

UPDATE 12/19/2012 – The deadline date in regards to this previous blog entry was extended to December 14th, and as of that time 18 states have decided to set up their own health insurance exchange for purchasing health insurance policies.  The remaining states still have time to determine whether they will be using the federal […]

Superstorm Sandy: What to Expect From Your Insurance

Posted on: October 31st, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Superstorm Sandy has taken a massive toll on millions of Americans this Halloween season in about a third of the country and many will be postponing the trick-or-treating tradition due to power outages and remnants of windy rains.  Millions are still without electricity and complete restoration is expected to take a few more days.  Americans […]

Health Care Reform Causing Big Changes In 2013

Posted on: October 22nd, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Even though President Obama’s health law doesn’t fully go into effect until 2014, the Affordable Care Act (AFA) is expecting to cause some big changes this coming year.  Health care reform has already influenced insurers to make big changes in 2012, and more changes are coming in 2013.  Many employers’ open enrollment period is upon […]

UnitedHealth Group Reports 23% Increase in Quarterly Profits

Posted on: October 16th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

In a time where many health insurance companies are worried about the impact of the Affordable Care Act, it’s encouraging to see health insurance giants like UnitedHealth Group up 23% in quarterly profits.  According to Chad Terhune’s article on, the country’s largest health insurer is up in the third quarter partly due to the […]