If you’re a small business owner, this news may not be a surprise:
Many small-business owners worry that a new tax on insurance providers in the health-care law will mean higher premiums for them, undermining the law’s capacity to lower their health-care costs.
Starting next year, the federal government will charge a new fee on . . . → Read More: Obamacare: How Much Will It Cost Small Business Owners?
This aspect of Obamacare hasn’t talked about as much, but is looming as a major issue for some employers:
Many executives have long enjoyed perks like free health care and better health benefits for themselves and their families. But under a little noticed anti-discrimination provision in the federal health law, such advantages could soon trigger . . . → Read More: Should Everyone Have the Same Health Insurance?
You would think that the states with the most uninsureds would be getting the most money to enroll them in health insurance coverage but nooooooooo:
Florida is on course to spend $6 million to reach out to nearly 4 million uninsured people and help them sign up for coverage in the federal health law’s online . . . → Read More: Obamacare: How Much Will Your State Be Spending To Enroll the Uninsured?
Obamacare may allow states to charge more for health insurance for smokers, but California may be taking a stand:
Smoking has its risks, but in California higher prices for health insurance probably won’t be among them.
The federal health law allows states to charge smokers up to 50 percent more for a health plan, but . . . → Read More: California Pushes Back on Extra Health Insurance Costs for Smokers
As the Obama administration girds for “glitches and bumps” along the path to full implementation of the health-care law, a new poll indicates many Americans are still unclear about the details of the new law and, in some cases, unaware it’s actually the law of the land.
A whopping 42 percent of Americans . . . → Read More: 42% of Americans Don’t Know Obamacare Is Still Law
Big news today that the Obamacare Administration is trying to make applying for health insurance easier:
After a storm of complaints, the Obama administration on Tuesday unveiled simplified forms to apply for insurance under the president’s new health care law. You won’t have to lay bare your medical history but you will have to detail . . . → Read More: Obamacare: Will We Really Be Able to Apply for Health Insurance in 3 Pages?
… OregonLive.com wants to hear your story:
Are you one of those who will be affected? We’re looking for people who buy policies for themselves or their family, who are not on Medicare. We’d like to talk to you about your current situation, policy and premiums so that as more information comes out, we have . . . → Read More: Oregonians, Do You Buy Your Own Health Insurance?
New numbers on health insurance rates among young adults are out:
While the number of medically uninsured young adults dropped over the past two years, coverage of the overall working age population failed to improve, according to the findings of the Commonwealth Fund’s 2012 biennial health insurance survey released Friday.
The survey shows that 11.7 . . . → Read More: Health Insurance Rates for Young Adults Up
If you’re about to graduate from college and think you may need to get on your parents’ health insurance after your student health insurance runs out, this is just a reminder not to put off signing up for your parents’ health insurance plan. You only have 30 days after your student health insurance coverage ends . . . → Read More: Reminder for College Grads: Only 30 Days to Get On Your Parent’s Health Insurance Plan!
A little preview of what may be happening in your state under Obamacare, courtesy of the State of Maryland:
In the latest preview of prices for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, Maryland’s dominant insurer says proposed premiums for new policies for individuals will rise by 25 percent on average next year.
That’s lower . . . → Read More: Obamacare: Maryland Health Insurance to Go Up… Just Not as Much