Professors throughout Cambridge are outraged that the health care reform reform many of them helped champion means that, though more people will be served and protected, they might also experience slight increases in cost.
St. Vincent’s ends up with the uninsured patients that a nearby hospital is legally required to stabilize but not treat. Many of these patients fall into the Medicaid coverage gap, a gap that is a million Texans strong and won’t be closing with the Affordable Care Act.
I got a letter in the mail from Blue Cross Blue Shield over the weekend that my $184/mo calamity health insurance (EmpireBlue Hospital Plus, to be exact) will no longer be offered in the new year.
I was initially disappointed to lose my sad compromise between paying $761/month for COBRA and going without the way I did when I was 22 (and 23, and 24), but I am taking its new prohibition under the Affordable Care Act as a sign that it is a complete rip-off. Mother Jones confirms my suspicions
A story on the homepage of the Times this morning is looking at how millions of poor people will be unable to afford insurance in states that have declined to participate in the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
It looks like I’ll be getting some money back, and I’m curious to know if others have been receiving letters as well.
Starting in 2011, The Affordable Care Act (I’m calling it that, and not Obamacare) required health insurance companies to spend at least 80 to 85 percent of health insurance premium dollars on actual medical care, and not on administrative costs, like salaries.