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Archive for November, 2008

November 26

Health Insurance Mandate Needed for Plan to Work

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Obama’s proposed healthcare reform which is aimed at uninsuring the millions of Americans currently without coverage has a chance of working, but only if he is willing to embrace an idea that he previously rejected. Experts say that Hillary Clinton had the right idea when she said that health insurance must be mandatory in order [...]

November 25

Obama’s Promise Will Be Difficult to Keep

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At the center of Obama’s presidential campaign was the issue of health care reform. Promising to not only eliminate the millions of Americans without health insurance, he also vowed that through better technology, preventative care, and government regulation, he would reduce the cost of the average family’s policy by $2,500 a year. That figure came [...]

November 24

Health Insurance History in the Making

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A large aspect of Obama’s proposed health insurance reform was that the millions of uninsured Americans would become covered by some sort of insurance, be it through an employer, an individual policy, or a government subsidized plan. Part of making that work would mean that insurance companies could no longer decline people based on prexisting [...]

November 21

Insurance Companies Open to Change?

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Change is a difficult and scary prospect for everyone. But sometimes it is unavoidable. In the case of the health care industry, continuing on as it has been for years may no longer be an option. With Obama now in office, major reform is looming and companies are having to concede that things are going to change. [...]

November 19

Clinton Works to Take Charge in Health Care Reform

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While denied the opportunity to lead the country herself, Senator Hillary Clinton has not given up the idea of leading the crusade to reform America’s broken health care system. She has already been knocked down once by two others Senators who had already laid claim on that territory. However, as Obama continues to consider her [...]

November 17

Insurance Myths and Realities

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Life is fraught with misconceptions, myths that we hold as truths simply due to lack of information or understanding. The issue of health insurance is no different. A number of myths surround the industry, mostly because people are lacking knowledge or do not want to deal with it. One myth is that people without health [...]

November 14

Budget Shortgage Will Short Children

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In Sacramento, California, state officials are scrambling to come up with ways to work around a shortage which will affect the Healthy Families Program. The program provides assistance to children in getting medical and dental care for low income working families. Many are currently on the waiting list and cannot receive assistance due to this [...]

November 13

Americans Do Not Want Mandatory Insurance

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According to the Consumer Watchdog, when American’s were polled about the issue of mandatory insurance, less than one in five were in favor of this measure. Participants were told that there would be no limit to the amount insurers could charge and that they would be responsible for some of the premium. Even with insurance [...]

November 11

Oklahoma Employs Task Force

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A new legislative task force in Oklahoma has been saddled with the goal of increasing the number of insured citizens, encouraging wellness and prevention, and improving the quality of the health care system. The dismal state of Oklahoma’s healthcare system inspired a number of hearings which worked on ideas of how to solve these problems. [...]

November 10

You May Lose Your Job, But Don’t Lose Your Health Insurance

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In a time when employment is on the rise, many are fearing for their financial future as the possibility of losing their job looms. However, experts are encouraging people that despite the month to month burden of paying an insurance premium, it is worth it to protect yourself in the case of accident or major [...]