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Before the federal health law guarantee that consumers cannot be turned down because of their medical history, it was difficult to balance insurers’ needs to make a profit and individuals’ needs for coverage.
“Portability” will likely be a buzz word in the health law repeal-and-replace debate, but the concept raises a number of complicated policy issues.
People earning low wages are more likely than those with higher incomes to go to an emergency room or be admitted to the hospital for avoidable conditions, a study in Health Affairs finds.
California might not need one, UCLA health policy expert Gerald Kominski said in an interview — but he added that it could provide a backstop against potential future retrenchment by private sector health plans in the state’s ACA insurance exchange.
The public spending on health care outpaces the nation.
Low payments and high hassles make many therapists shun insurance companies.
Research published in Health Affairs shows that new patients were able to get an appointment with a primary care doctor less than 30 percent of the time.
Now that young people up to the age of 26 can stay on their family plan, it can be difficult for them to keep their medical information confidential.
Though United’s presence was small, its departure from the nation’s largest state underscores insurers’ ongoing dissatisfaction with Obamacare exchanges.
Republicans have long touted a proposal to allow insurers to sell across state lines as a way to help keep coverage costs down. But there are some significant obstacles to making such a system work, as this video points out.