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Archive for March, 2009

 

Could Health Insurance Become Mandatory?

March 27th, 2009

It has been a matter of debate for a long time now over whether health insurance should be mandatory. While car, home, and other such property insurance is required by law, why isn’t coverage for our health regarded the same way? Some feel that such a mandate is in the works, slated to be enacted [...]

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Employment Does Not Equal Health Insurance

March 25th, 2009

In the past, employment was basically associated with health insurance, as most companies used health care benfits to attract employees and nearly everyone could get coverage with their job. Nowadays things have changed drastically, and many more workers are without insurance, even if their employer offers it. Part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation sponsored [...]

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Event Draws a Crowd

March 23rd, 2009

The Cobo Center in Detroit hosted an event brought on by Cover the Uninsured Week which involved providing health and wellness screenings for hundreds of participants. The health expo drew major crowds who lined up to have their blood pressure, cholesterhol, and bone density tested, among other things. The event was designed to bring awareness [...]

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California Workers Chronically Uninsured

March 20th, 2009

A new report shows that California state workers top the list for those who are chronically uninsured. Of all the professions in the state, construction workers represent the group with the largest number of workers walking around without coverage, as many as 40%. This was even at the time when the construction industry was booming, [...]

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Team Effort For Reform

March 18th, 2009

There is a stark contrast between the current health care reform movement headed up by Obama and his administration and the former attempts made by Bill Clinton and his administration. Fifteen years ago, Clinton attempted to make a move toward a more universal health care system, but was met with competition and rivalry and a great [...]

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Massachusetts Find Universal Health Care Costly

March 16th, 2009

As proud as Massachusetts officials were to have one of the lowest rates of uninsured citizens in the nation with their nearly universal health care system, they are now facing the reality of how costly that bragging right is. Because the initial efforts which began three years ago were followed by rapid enrollment and a now [...]

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Utah State Workers to Share Increase in Premium Costs

March 11th, 2009

Another victim of rising health insurance costs, Utah state workers will now be forced to contribute 5% to their group health insurance premiums, up from 2% last year. This equals roughly $16 extra per pay period for the average worker. The change was necessary to keep health insurance within the budgeted range. Utah state representatives [...]

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State Combines Federal Funding with State Funding to Provide for Unemployed

March 9th, 2009

While COBRA has long been an option for keeping health insurance coverage after becoming unemployed, many Americans have found the cost too high to take advantage of the coverage. Part of the recent stimulus package which Obama has signed into affect provides a subsidy for COBRA, making the premiums more affordable for unemployed Americans. Massachusetts [...]

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Health Insurance Blast From The Past

March 4th, 2009

Obama hopes to learn from past attempts at health insurance refrom, such as those made by fellow democrat Bill Clinton, and improve on those efforts to bring a resolution to pass. He has determined to focus not only on the millions who currently lack insurance, but also improving the quality and affordability of the insurance which millions [...]

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Public Health Care Not Reaching its Intended Audience

March 2nd, 2009

For people like Alfredo Aranda, who easily qualified for a state funded health care plan but still cannot afford to pay the premium, public health care is failing to meet the needs of its intended audience. While these programs are aimed at helping to insure the thousands who are currently unable to access health care [...]

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