Thousands of Oregon individuals, families and small businesses are getting ready to sign up for health insurance and may access financial help through Cover Oregon this fall. For many, the wait for health coverage has lasted months, or even years. Our goal is to not only to provide access to coverage, but also to make the customer experience as easy,
Well, it’s finally happening. After years of drama on Capitol Hill, a Supreme Court case, a Presidential election, and a Mayan Apocalypse that could have stopped it dead in its tracks — but didn’t — the marquee elements of the Affordable Care Act, sometimes called ObamaCare, are about to kick in. And big changes are coming to health insurance in 2014.
This is a letter sent out by a single health insurance company, but what they say applies to all in Oregon, so I thought I would share…
It feels like these days everything just keeps getting more expensive and healthcare is no exception. We’ve all heard that we spend more money than any other nation on medical care.
This is a great special report by Reader’s Digest on why hospital bills are what they are.
Included you’ll find sections on:
- How to understand your bill
- How to save money
- Hospital Vs. Surgery Center
- Common mistakes people make
Again, this is a special report done by Reader’s Digest,
The most prevalent financial problem Americans face month in month out is the inability to afford their medicines. That’s according to a monthly national poll by Consumer Reports National Research Center. Indeed, medication in the U.S. can cost up to twice as much as it does in other parts of the world, so many bargain hunters turn to the Web seeking discounted,
New rules created by the Affordable Care Act require health insurers to spend on average at least 80% of premiums on actual medical care instead of overhead and profits. Miss the mark and insurers have to refund customers.
Early data released by insurers helped us determine which insurance companies will owe rebates in your state.
Here is an article that may clarify some of the problems with our health care system, and possibly on how to solve them.
By Philip K. Howard
May 7 2012, 12:45 PM ET 17
Whatever the Supreme Court decides about the individual mandate, the main battle remains to be fought: how to rein in the grotesque costs of the current system.
A: You might be eligible for government subsidies to help you pay for private insurance that would be sold in the new state-based insurance marketplaces,
Here are some commonly-asked questions about how you might be affected:
Q: I don’t have health insurance.
Seniors just aging into the Medicare market, must know about the penalties they will pay if they do not sign up for Medicare Part B at the right time. For those seniors who have already filed for Social Security, they will automatically be enrolled in Medicare at age sixty-five. However, seniors who continue in the workforce,