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10 Most Expensive Insurance Markets

Posted on 02/5/2014 by | Health | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthBy Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News If you are buying health coverage in the Colorado ski resort towns, the Connecticut suburbs of New York City or a bunch of otherwise low-cost rural regions of Georgia, Mississippi and Nevada, you live in the most expensive insurance marketplaces under the new health law. The 10 most expensive regions also include Alaska and Vermont and large parts of Wisconsin and Wyoming. The ranking is based on the lowest price “silver” plan, which is …

Study: 5.2 Million Americans Will Fall Into Medicaid ‘Coverage Gap’

Posted on 10/16/2013 by | Health | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthBy Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News About 5.2 million poor, uninsured adults will fall into the “coverage gap,” created by 26 states choosing not to expand Medicaid under the federal health law next year, according to a study released today by the Kaiser Family Foundation. (Kaiser Health News is an editorially independent program of the foundation.) Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter These people are projected to have incomes too high to qualify for their state’s existing Medicaid programs, but below the federal poverty …

Will You Get an Insurance Subsidy? How Much?

Posted on 08/15/2013 by | Health | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthBy Julie Appleby, Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News If you buy your own health insurance, you’ve no doubt heard that subsidies will be available next year to help pay the premiums. But will you get a subsidy and how much? A report from researchers at the Kaiser Family Foundation provides some insight. Based on their analysis, about 48 percent of adults currently purchasing coverage for themselves will be eligible for subsidies next year – and those subsidies will average $5,548 …

Want a Head Start on Getting New Health Insurance?

Posted on 06/24/2013 by | Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsWhere to begin? Come Oct. 1, when the online health insurance marketplaces open for business, that will be the challenge for many people who want to get coverage under the health care law. To get ready for the launch, they can visit the government’s newly revamped HealthCare.gov website. Or they can call the 24-hour call center, which opened June 24. It’s supposed to be able to handle enrollment questions in 150 languages. The website asks a few simple questions, such …

Best Senior Discount Ever!

Posted on 05/31/2013 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayIf you’re like my wife, you may resist the notion of taking advantage of a senior discount. We’re at a tender age, and she’s not keen for people to think she’s older than she really is. But if we move to the Philippines and are lucky enough to make it to 100, I’m not giving her a choice. Legislation being debated there would give centenarians up to a 75 percent discount on all sorts of goods and services. That’s on …