With the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plans closing to new enrollment, the question is fast becoming “So where do Americans with pre-existing conditions go now?”:
The 53-year-old owner of Prima Music, which sells educational music books to customers around the world, ardently opposes big government. But, he said, there’s a problem when insurance companies won’t insure . . . → Read More: So Where Do Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions Go Now?
Reminder: if you have a pre-existing condition and are thinking of joining one of the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plans (PCIPs), you must act now!. The PCIP program is running out of money and enrollment is closing Saturday!
The thousands who have already enrolled will not be affected by the closing, but Obama Administration officials announced . . . → Read More: Reminder: Enrollment in Pre-Existing Condition Pools (PCIPs) Closes Saturday
Bad news if you have a pre-existing condition and are thinking of joining one of the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plans (PCIPs). The PCIP program is running out of money and enrollment will be closing much sooner than we had hoped.
ens of thousands of Americans who can’t get health insurance due to pre-existing . . . → Read More: Enrollment in Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plans to Close
Bad news for those of us in the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Pools:
The Obama administration has increased costs for about 38,000 people enrolled in high-risk insurance pools run under the federal health law to prevent the program from running out of money.
The pools, which started in 2010, will expire at the end of the . . . → Read More: Feds Raise Costs for PCIP High-Risk Pool Members
If you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, you may have already begun thinking about how to pay for the healthcare you will need during your pregnancy. With the estimated costs of delivery alone ranging between $6,000-$8,000 for a normal pregnancy and even more in cases of high-risk pregnancy, it is only prudent to . . . → Read More: Pregnancy and Health Insurance: What You Need To Know
News about the new $63 pre-existing condition fee has been buried with everything going on this holiday season, but may have some major repercussions for your employer:
Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too. It’s a new, $63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of covering people with pre-existing conditions . . . → Read More: Pre-Existing Condition Fee: Is Obamacare Leaving Coal In Your Christmas Stocking?
Reminder: Now that the election is settled, don’t forget that this means that the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plans (PCIPs) are here to stay until 2014. The PCIPs were one of the most-hyped elements of President Obama’s healthcare reform and promised the possibility of health insurance for Americans with pre-existing conditions who previously had not been . . . → Read More: Reminder: PCIPs Here to Stay Until 2014
A very sad story from Washington, D.C. Mike Boone, a bartender in a D.C. restaurant, jumped to the defense of a woman being mugged in the neighborhood:
Boone passed out on the sidewalk. He woke up the next day in a hospital bed, recovering from eight stab wounds and a collapsed lung.
Like nearly . . . → Read More: Is There Any Health Insurance Answer for Restaurant Workers?
Mike McCready of Pearl Jam thinks so. McCready talks about his own struggles with Crohn’s Disease as a pre-existing condition in this video:
Do you think that life is a pre-existing condition? Tell us about it in our discussion forum!
Is it true that being a woman is a pre-existing condtion? Gina Presson is an independent television producer who recently bought a health insurance policy only to discover this:
Gina came to see me after dealing with hives on her skin, which had been infrequent for years but had become persistent for the past two . . . → Read More: Should Peri-Menopause Be a Pre-Existing Condition?