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2014-04-15 20:23:06

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent changes to the Current Population Survey's questions related to health insurance coverage is the culmination of 14 years of research and two national tests in 2010 and 2013 clearly showing the revised questions provide more precise measures of health insurance through improved respondent recall. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO This change was announced in September 2013 and implemented...

2014-04-01 08:30:17

Extensions Summarized with End-Dates & Qualifications SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- March 31(st) marked the officially scheduled end of the first Open Enrollment Period for the Affordable Care Act. However, across the country, states have a variety of enrollment extensions with differing deadlines. Additionally, the qualifications regarding which residents qualify for an extension are not uniform among the states. To ensure the public has up-to-date information...

2014-03-26 16:24:17

Uninsured people should start the application process now to ensure 2014 coverage DETROIT, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan doesn't want people to go without health insurance, and the best way for uninsured people to ensure they are covered is to start an enrollment application before March 31. "We are here to help people with their questions, and have provided extensive online resources and expanded our call center hours through March 31 to give people advice...

2014-03-25 23:24:10

Is the ACA Making a Dent in the Number of Uninsured? Park City, UT (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health Benefits Solution, published new information on the affordable care act and it’s impact on the number of uninsured Americans. According to Zane Benefits’ website, at the end of February, HHS reported 4 million people signed up for health insurance coverage through the marketplaces established under the ACA. With the open enrollment period scheduled to...

2014-03-25 08:31:52

New York, Hawaii, New Jersey top list, Arizona, North Dakota & Idaho Rank Lowest SAN MATEO, Calif., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the state of New York, a family of 4 can make up to $95,400 annually and still qualify its children for comprehensive health coverage, while families in Arizona must make less than $33,400 to qualify their children, according to a PointCare analysis of 2014 Medicaid data. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140325/LA89899LOGO For uninsured...

2014-03-20 12:32:30

NEW YORK, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Uninsured personal injury victims with valid claims looking for alternative ways to pay healthcare costs resulting from their injuries can now turn to Money For Lawsuits to fund their medical procedures & treatments. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140320/NY85932 The newly launched program allows plaintiffs to choose their own medical provider or facility with financing for medical care starting at $1,000 to over $100,000. At Money for...

2014-03-17 08:29:11

41% say cost is the biggest factor, but 70% don't know about subsidies NEW YORK, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One-third of uninsured Americans plan to remain uninsured despite the Affordable Care Act's requirement that they obtain health insurance or pay a fine, according to a new Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE) report. The most common explanation (given by 41% of respondents who plan to stay uninsured) is that health insurance is too expensive. However, a whopping 70% of uninsured Americans do...

2014-03-13 12:24:06

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Between 2008 and 2012, the number of children under age 19 without health insurance declined in 1,171 counties and rose in 17, with 1,950 not having a statistically significant change, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The number of working-age adults without health insurance rose in 494 counties, declined in 269 counties and did not have a statistically significant change in 2,375 counties....

2014-03-12 23:00:41

2014 Healthy Americas Survey finds that most (82%) uninsured Hispanics have not looked online for information on healthcare.gov or their state’s marketplace website. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Embargoed for Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 9:00am EST — “While there has been much discussion of the importance of the Hispanic community during ACA open enrollment, for the first time with the Healthy Americas Survey we have some data about the priorities and experiences of...

2014-03-11 23:21:52

Ongoing tracking study shows that 50% of the uninsured have not researched what it would cost to obtain health insurance. (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Phoenix Marketing International, one of the top research companies in the U.S., today released findings from a tracking study among those currently uninsured and those recently enrolled in the Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka ObamaCare) marketplace. The tracking study measures the ongoing impact of the ACA on healthcare product and service demands...