insurance premiums

Is Congress Trying to Sneak Out of Obamacare? Don’t Bet on It

Posted on 04/29/2013 by | Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsFew things rile some people as much as the new health care law and the benefits that Capitol Hill lawmakers give themselves. So it’s not at all surprising that the idea of Congress exempting itself from Obamacare would make political commentators’ tongues wag and an angry public Tweet like mad—real mad. But is it much ado about nothing? John Breshnahan and Jake Sherman of Politico touched off the venting with their report that lawmakers are worried that Obamacare could raise …

Study: Older People to See Lower Rates Under Health Law

Posted on 02/7/2013 by | Health | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthBy Julie Appleby, Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News How the federal health law will affect premiums is among the most asked – and most controversial – questions in the final months before new rules kick in requiring most Americans to carry coverage. A white paper out Wednesday considers how the law will affect premiums for people who buy their own coverage because they don’t get it through their jobs. The answer?  It all depends, said the analysts at the Kaiser …

For Long-Term Care, Women Charged More

Posted on 11/28/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIf you’re a woman shopping for long-term care insurance, prepare for some unwelcome news. Genworth Financial, one of the country’s biggest long-term care insurers, has announced that early next year it will start charging more for women than men — from 10 to nearly 40 percent more, the Wall Street Journal reports. Other insurers are expected to follow suit, said a spokesman for the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, a trade group. The increase is a reflection of the …