Category Archives: Health Care

Kicking Off the Second Open Enrollment Period for Obamacare

The health insurance marketplaces will be back open for businesses starting this Saturday, November 15 — and that means we’re kicking our consumer outreach efforts into high gear! Millions of Americans were able to sign up for quality, affordable health … Continue reading

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An Urgent Call to Extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program

From the United Church of Christ (http://www.ucc.org): Faith leaders and advocates are joining together to urge Congress to pass for a four-year extension to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) during the Lame Duck session. This extension will stabilize the … Continue reading

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A Little Knowledge Is a Risky Thing: Wide Gap in What People Think They Know About Health Insurance and What They Actually Know

American Institutes for Research, October 2014 By Kathryn A. Paez and Coretta J. Mallery Health insurance is among the most complicated and costly products that consumers buy. Lacking health insurance-related knowledge and skills — or health insurance literacy — puts … Continue reading

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Infographic: Why Obamacare Enrollees Need to Take Action in the Months Ahead

From Enroll America (http://www.enrollamerica.org): We’re excited to share a new infographic that describes the simple steps people enrolled in marketplace coverage need to take — starting November 15 — to stay covered for next year:

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Health Insurance Literacy Resource Hub

From Enroll America (http://www.enrollamerica.org): We’ve compiled an online clearinghouse of health insurance literacy resources from a wide array of organizations. Don’t miss our new Health Insurance Literacy Resource Hub (http://www.enrollamerica.org/hil/), a one-stop-shop chock-full of digital tools, fact sheets, handouts, and … Continue reading

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Healthy PA Costs More, Delivers Less than Medicaid

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): The feds approved Gov. Corbett’s Healthy PA Medicaid expansion alternative on Aug. 28. The good news is about a half-million low-income Pennsylvanians will finally get health care coverage. The bad news is … Continue reading

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CMS Removes Most Harmful Elements of Healthy PA, but Threat of Future Benefit Cuts Remains

On August 27, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced their approval of Governor Corbett’s Medicaid Expansion alternative, Healthy Pennsylvania. The final proposal is markedly different from the original plan submitted by Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare (DPW), … Continue reading

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New Report Series on How Medicaid Expansion Would Help States

From Families USA (http://www.familiesusa.org): Families USA recently released a new report series (http://familiesusa.org/product/expanding-health-coverage-working-individuals-and-families?src=HA) that explains how expanding Medicaid would give uninsured Americans access to affordable health insurance, create a healthier workforce, and strengthen state economies. The series focuses on 10 … Continue reading

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Our Health Care Dead Matter Less Than War Dead?

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/08/11/our-health-care-dead-matter-less-war-dead Published on Monday, August 11, 2014 by Donna Smith “We cannot stop people from getting sick or hurt, but we can stop killing them with our lack of action to change the system that snuffs out their … Continue reading

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Uninsured Rate Drops Faster in States that Expanded Medicaid

By Paul Demko Posted: July 29, 2014 – 6:45 pm ET Americans lacking insurance coverage are becoming more concentrated in states that have opted not to expand Medicaid, according to the latest survey data from the Urban Institute’s Health Policy Center. Residents of … Continue reading

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