Consumer advocates and industry experts say insurers are limiting their coverage of those in need of medical care, a tactic which can make it tough for the people who need insurance to find the right plan.
The median respondent to two new business surveys by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York expects health coverage costs to jump by 10 percent next year, after a similar increase this year.
The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that an email spammer and his company will pay $350,000 to resolve charges of sending deceiving emails in advance of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) roll-out.
Nationwide, about 9.5 million adults under the age of 65 gained health insurance between late summer 2013 and last month, according to a survey the Commonwealth Fund released Thursday.
Forty-three percent of those surveyed said it is difficult to afford their monthly premiums and nearly half, or 46 percent, are not confident they would be able to afford their share of the cost of a major illness or injury.
Despite the embarrassing launch a few months ago with a website that became a laughing stock, the Obama Administration is now on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for health insurance on deadline day Monday, government officials told The Associated Press.
How expensive is healthcare if you don’t have insurance? If you end up in the hospital for, say appendicitis, you’ll end up having to pay $20,000 or $30,000, or more — depending on length of stay
A snapshot of such a tab has hit the Internet. You can see the surcharge at the bottom: $0.20 for “ACA” — the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The total lunch bill was $22.84 (2 ice teas, 1 chicken sandwich and 1 chili cheese dog).
An FTC complaint alleges that the spammers falsely claimed consumers would be violating Obamacare rules if they did not immediately click a link to enroll in health insurance.
With its nearly disastrous launch on Healthcare.gov, the federally-run marketplace has recovered quite a bit. More than 2.1 million have enrolled in private-sector health insurance through the state and federal exchanges.