Archive for the ‘health insurance’ Category

Oklahoma Seniors Ask for Bill Allowing Electronic Monitors in Care Homes

May 4th, 2013 by melissa | Comments Off | Filed in health insurance, insurance news, insurance specialists

Anyone who has ever had a relative move into assisted living or a nursing home knows the fear of having their loved one abused or neglected by the people paid to care for them.

In Oklahoma, that may soon change, as a bill requested by the Silver Haired Legislature and supported by AARP Oklahoma, which has more than 410,000 members and is the state’s largest organization of senior citizens, was recently passed by the state Senate. (more…)

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Medical Mistakes Bill Passed by Oregon Senate

April 12th, 2013 by melissa | Comments Off | Filed in health insurance, insurance news, malpractice insurance, medical insurance

It’s no secret that medical malpractice suits are big money for attorneys, and an equally big risk for doctors and hospitals, but what about medical mistakes that are rooted in simple human error? What about those mistakes that could be used to teach doctors better medicine? Do those really require the same intensity of legal pursuit? (more…)

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More Health Care Changes

January 2nd, 2013 by | Comments Off | Filed in health insurance, insurance specialists, video

It’s a new year, which means more of the elements of ObamaCare,also known as the Affordable Care Act, are going live. Want to know how your health insurance might change? This month’s video – our first of the year – explains it all:

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Washington, Oregon, Others among States with Conditional Exchange Approval

December 21st, 2012 by admin | Comments Off | Filed in health care reform, health insurance

As of last week, six states have been granted preliminary approval for their health insurance exchanges by the Obama Administration. The announcement came on Monday the tenth of December, and the states included were Connecticut, Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Washington.

Under the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, all fifty states must establish an exchange where small businesses and uninsured people can shop for health insurance coverage using federal subsidies. (more…)

NJ Governor Vetoes Health Exchange

December 14th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off | Filed in health care reform, health insurance

Late last week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed the legislation that would establish a state-run health insurance exchange, claiming that the federal government didn’t provide the information he needed in order to ensure that the way his state complies with the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is financially sound.

Despite this, Governor Christie insists that he hasn’t actually eliminated any of the available options for said compliance.

In a press conference about the veto, Christie said, “New Jersey and all other states still await substantial federal guidance on the functioning of all three types of exchanges. To be sure, the decision of whether to move forward with a state-based exchange can only be fully understood when competitively compared to the overall value of the other options.” (more…)

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Colorado Trying to Cut Health Costs

December 7th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off | Filed in health care reform, health insurance

Officials from the state of Colorado say that the Affordable Care Act known colloquially as “Obamacare” has given them the power to block insurance rate hikes.

Specifically, the legislation gave Colorado the ability to block rate increase by Cigna, which had asked for a 24% increase. (more…)

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Video: Insurance Plans for Federal Employees

November 30th, 2012 by | Comments Off | Filed in advice and how-tos, health insurance, insurance videos

Even federal employees have a variety of health insurance plans to chose from. This video goes over several of them and helps people determine if they have the right health plan.

Some of the information is also useful for the general public, such as the difference between PPO, HMO and Fee for Service plans.

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