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HHS Deems Health Insurance Rate Hikes Excessive
2012-03-23 07:22:58

Health insurance premium hikes in nine states have been deemed by Health and Human Services director Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to be unreasonable, as granted under the rate review authority given by the Affordable Care Act. Sebelius said in a Thursday statement: “Thanks to the Affordable Care Act consumers are no longer in the dark about their health insurance premiums. Now, insurance companies are required to justify rate increases of 1-percent or higher. It´s time for these...

2011-05-31 09:42:00

ATLANTA, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arthritis Foundation President and CEO Dr. John H. Klippel will join HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in support of changes to the government insurance program that will make it easier for Americans with pre-existing conditions to get health insurance coverage. Changes announced today to the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Program (PCIP) will offer more Americans with chronic conditions, like arthritis, access to affordable coverage....

2011-05-16 14:43:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A number of widely publicized changes occurred last fall that allow parents to obtain health care coverage for children with pre-existing conditions and to extend coverage to their sons or daughters until age 26. What's not widely known is another major change that allows individuals who have been denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions to get coverage through HIPIOWA-FED. HIPIOWA-FED is part of a national program created by the...

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...

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...

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