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Preventive Services Must Now Be Offered For Free

Yesterday, the White House outlined new regulations which require health insurance carriers to provide coverage for many preventive care measures at no cost to policy subscribers. These preventive care measures include dozens of screenings and laboratory tests like...

How To Enroll More Children & Adults in Medicaid

Even as federal Medicaid funds through the stimulus package dwindle, experts and state officials are collaborating on ways to identify and enroll eligible children in CHIP and traditional Medicaid this year. They are also working on similar strategies to target the...

High Risk Pool Proposals Due to HHS Today

Today is the deadline for states to submit details to the Department of Health and Human Services on how they intend to operate the high-risk health insurance pools mandated by healthcare reform. The high-risk pool program is intended to provide coverage to those who...

5 Reasons the COBRA Subsidy Won’t Be Extended (Again)

Obama administration officials and some Senate Democrats are optimistic that the federal subsidy of COBRA benefits passed by the economic stimulus bill will be extended by inserting  a provision to this effect into the “extenders” package of jobless benefits working...

COBRA Subsidy Expired: What Now for the Unemployed?

Thousands of families who took advantage of the federal government subsidy for extending their former employer’s health insurance coverage through COBRA have had to rethink their options in the past few weeks. On June 1, 2010 the federal government’s subsidy of COBRA...

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