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2011-03-01 08:00:00

NORWALK, Conn., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifty percent of Americans oppose the "individual mandate" clause in the health care reform law that requires all Americans not already insured to purchase health insurance, according to a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll released today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/NY06256LOGO ) Only 22 percent support the mandate. But certain arguments in favor of the mandate seem to sway opinion back toward support of the...

2011-02-09 00:01:28

Health Care Reform has dominated headlines for months, sparking political and even constitutional debates. However, there are some valuable consumer benefits built into the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, some of which are already in place today. United Security Life & Health, a specialist in the individual health insurance market, helps to identify some of those benefits for individuals and families that find themselves searching for new health insurance options in today's...

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2011-01-18 09:25:00

Americans living with pre-existing conditions are being freed from discrimination in order to get the health coverage they need, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a statement released Tuesday. As many as 129 million Americans under age 65 have medical problems putting them at risk of being rejected by insurance companies or having to pay more for coverage, according to the HHS study. The study also found that one-fifth to one-half of non-elderly people in the United States have...

2010-11-04 08:01:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is released by Lockton: Human resource and benefits managers--and perhaps a lot of CEOs and CFOs--who in recent weeks had begun thinking seriously about the impact of federal health reform on their profitability, workforce structure and health plan viability, may have awoken Nov. 3 asking, "What now?" (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090415/CG99351LOGO) (Logo:...

2010-11-03 12:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Insurance Department has received $2.1 million in two federal grants to design programs giving consumers more options and tools to shop for health care coverage and make informed decisions about their health care. "The federal Affordable Care Act requires states to create an exchange where consumers can find competitive rates on health insurance plans," acting Insurance Commissioner Robert Pratter said. "The...

2010-09-30 12:38:00

More than 3,000 People Have Applied for PA Fair Care; Coverage to Begin Oct. 1 SCRANTON, Pa., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell and White House Office of Health Reform Director Nancy-Ann DeParle joined Allied Services medical clinic in Scranton today to highlight how the federal Affordable Care Act provides uninsured adults with pre-existing conditions the opportunity to get health insurance. "Many adults with certain medical conditions are denied health...

2010-09-23 10:34:00

Key Milestones Effective Today Make Health Insurance More Affordable for Families HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell discussed how two milestones from the federal Affordable Care Act - better known as health care reform - go into effect today, providing new, expanded options and consumer protections in insurance coverage for Pennsylvania families. "Today is a day of health care milestones for Pennsylvania families as the next round of...

2010-09-23 07:57:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Disability (NCD) today announced the agency's support for six major provisions to the Affordable Care Act that go into effect on September 23. The new provisions include extending coverage for young adults, improving access to preventive care, restricting insurance companies from unfairly rescinding coverage, creating a more fair insurance denial appeals process, eliminating lifetime limits on insurance coverage, and...

2010-09-22 06:57:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The six-month anniversary of the Affordable Care Act marks an important milestone for millions of Americans who have long-awaited access to affordable, quality health care. Countless heart disease and stroke patients and their families will immediately benefit from the important insurance reforms that take effect on September 23. Among them, the ban on lifetime and unreasonable annual limits on care; the ban on denying coverage for children...

2010-09-21 14:38:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today on reports that health insurance companies in some states will stop offering child-only coverage - just before health insurance reform's Patient's Bill of Rights takes effect on Thursday and insurers are no longer permitted to withhold coverage from children with a pre-existing condition. Families have other options for insurance for children with pre-existing conditions under health...