Health Insurance Roundup, May 30, 2016


Five reforms to make private health insurance cheaper | afr.com

Latest government figures confirm more than 13 million people, or more than half the Australian population, has some level of private health insurance. 


Why health insurance is important for women

It is imperative to understand the need for health insurance which can save women from huge financial crisis in time of a medical emergency. The cost of hospitalisation and speciality medical treatments are so expensive today, it is almost impossible to bear that cost by self without necessary support from insurance. 


Connecticut’s health insurance marketplace is helping up to 18,000 people who no longer qualify for Medicaid health coverage to enroll in private insurance plans

Connecticut’s health insurance marketplace is helping up to 18,000 people who no longer qualify for Medicaid health coverage to enroll in private insurance plans. 


Legislator asking colleagues to pay more for insurance – News – Standard Speaker

When Luzerne County voters say how much they pay for medical insurance, state Rep. Gerald Mullery can relate. 


Supporting Mental Health Efforts Beyond The Month Of May – Forbes

May is mental health awareness month, and there’s no hiding that this has been a hot topic of discussion this year. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), over 43 million adults suffer with a mental illness every year, or approximately 1 in 5 adults in America.


Letter: Lynn Jenkins doesn’t care about mental health | CJOnline.com

Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins’s column about Mental Health Month was like something out of a health publication. Everything in the article was correct and it sounded very sincere, but this can’t be proven. 


Briefs: Hazlet man chosen to lead health underwriters

Toby Stark of Hazlet has been elected president of the New Jersey Association of Health Underwriters, a statewide organization representing licensed health insurance agents, brokers, consultants and benefit professionals in New Jersey who service the health insurance needs of large and small employers as well as individuals. 


Madeleine Jacobs, M.D.: ColoradoCare would heal broken health care system – Boulder Daily Camera

As a rural physician in Fremont County for 27 years, I have witnessed the deterioration of the American health-care system both as a provider and a patient. Finally, there is hope, if we, as Coloradans, support ColoradoCare. 


Self-funded health plans can save money, up risks – Crain’s Cleveland Business

Business consulting company Spooner Inc. found itself facing the same challenge its clients and many other employers across the country are grappling with: rapidly rising health plan costs. 


Will insurers hike rates? ‘Read between the lines’ – Houston Chronicle

Health insurers have yet to go public with proposed rate increases for next year’s Affordable Care Act plans, but they’ve hardly kept quiet in bemoaning losses and threatening to pull out of the federally mandated exchanges. 


Scotty Allison: Why do we recommend veterans obtain medical insurance? | Bemidji Pioneer

Many veterans ask this office why they need other medical insurance if they have Veterans Administration medical coverage. I will attempt to answer this from our perspective. 

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