National Association of Health Underwriters Launches Web Site To Provide Information on Health Coverage Options
The National Association of Health Underwriters recently launched a Web site that provides information on health insurance options for low-income U.S. residents and those who change jobs or have pre-existing health problems, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports. The Web site provides a state-by-state list of public health insurance programs for low-income residents, such as Medicaid and SCHIP, and lists 32 states that offer high-risk health insurance pools for those with pre-existing health problems.
According to some critics, although the Web site is "helpful to a computer-savvy consumer who understands insurance terms," the "typical uninsured person often does not have home access to a computer or the sophistication to understand the differences among programs," the Gannett/Press-Gazette reports.
However, several community health care professionals and think tank experts maintain that the Web site "does have some value," according to the Press-Gazette (Tumulty, Green Bay Press-Gazette, 5/24).