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Aetna’s weekly healthcare update June 23,2014

Health Reform Weekly   A weekly compilation from Aetna of health care-related developments in Washington, D.C. and state legislatures across the country.   Week of June 23, 2014 With first-year enrollments wrapped up in April, research is now emerging that looks closely at whether the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is making headway in improving access to…

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ACA’s Impact on Insurance Premiums’s Raises Concern

ACA’s Impact on Insurance Premiums Raises Concerns By Michael Gomes Created Jun 23 2014 – 8:13am Submitted by Michael Gomes [1] on June 23, 2014 – 8:13 AM Health plans have begun publishing proposed rates for 2015, resulting in a recent flurry of news articles and reports addressing the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on insurance premiums. The…

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Aetna’s weekly healthcare update 12/23/2013

Health Reform Weekly A weekly compilation from Aetna of health care-related developments in Washington, D.C. and state legislatures across the country.   Week of December 23, 2013 The Obama administration announced last week another change in how health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be administered in the coming months. This latest change would…

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Aetna’s weekly healthcare update 1/6/2014

Health Reform Weekly A weekly compilation from Aetna of health care-related developments in Washington, D.C. and state legislatures across the country.   Week of January 6, 2014 When the Obama administration announced last week that Obamacare enrollments had reached about 2.1 million, it was both a sign of how far Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation has…

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Aetna’s weekly healthcare update-11/18/2013

http://www.aetna.com/health-reform-connection/reform-explained/health-reform-weekly.html   Health Reform Weekly A weekly compilation from Aetna of health care-related developments in Washington, D.C. and state legislatures across the country.   Week of November 11, 2013 It was another tough week for the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Last week President Obama apologized to Americans who are losing access to their…

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Carefirst explains the ACA subsidies.

  https://member.carefirst.com/individuals/health-care-reform/know-covered-benefits.page?#?accordion=understanding-subsidies To help make health care more affordable, the ACA created two types of financial assistance, known as Subsidies, for low- and middle-income people who buy insurance on a public exchange: You may qualify for financial help to lower your monthly premium if your projected total household income in 2014 will be: less than…

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Carefirst explains the metal level plans

https://member.carefirst.com/individuals/health-care-reform/know-covered-benefits.page?#?accordion=metal-level   Under the ACA plans (except high-deductible Catastrophic plans) must also fit into one of four-Metal Levels. Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum. These plans cover the same core benefits, but plans at each level have different monthly premiums and varying out-of-pocket costs. Also for people who qualify, the ACA has created subsidies to help…

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Carefirst explains what is covered under ACA

https://member.carefirst.com/individuals/health-care-reform/know-covered-benefits.page?#?accordion=essential-health-benefits-&-no-cost-preventive-services   The law requires that all plans cover these Essential Health Benefits: Ambulatory patient services Maternity & newborn care Prescription drugs Laboratory services Preventive/wellness care Pediatric dental & vision care Emergency services Hospitalization Mental health/substance abuse services Rehabilitative/habilitative services & devices All plans also must offer preventive services at no charge. You won’t pay…

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Carefirst explains the basics of ACA

  https://member.carefirst.com/individuals/health-care-reform/learn-the-basics.page?     Learn the Basics The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) guarantees that everyone has the right to buy a health insurance plan, and not pay more because of a pre-existing condition. The Reform Law offers special Subsidies to make health care more affordable for low- and middle-income people. It requires…

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Carefirst explains 2014 ACA, The requirement to buy health insurance.

https://member.carefirst.com/individuals/health-care-reform/understand-requirement-to-buy-insurance.page?     Understand the Requirement to Buy Insurance Guaranteeing everyone health insurance coverage is one of the most important parts of the ACA. This concept works only when everyone is required to buy insurance. Here’s why this works: By guaranteeing that anyone can buy insurance, many experts think more sick and unhealthy people will…

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