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Do You Know Your Health Insurance Options?

Really sad story about cancer patient Leslie Elder who passed away recently:

“I honestly don’t know how much more I can endure,” Elder wrote earlier this year in a Facebook message to her friend Liz Jacobs. “I am fighting for (Medicaid) and disability. I can’t work I sit in bed I cry a lot. I . . . → Read More: Do You Know Your Health Insurance Options?

Are Pre-Existing Conditions Keeping You “Working For the Man”?

The American Dream may be to work for yourself at your own business, but sadly, pre-existing conditions drive many to work corporate jobs for affordable health insurance:

Are pre-existing conditions keeping you in a corporate job? Tell us about it in our discussion forum!

. . . → Read More: Are Pre-Existing Conditions Keeping You “Working For the Man”?

How Many Different Health Insurance Plans Is Your Family On?

How many Americans are pulling together a mish-mash of different health insurance plans in order to be able to cover all the members of their family? We may be used to the idea of the American family being covered all under a single health insurance plan, but we’re hearing more and more stories like that . . . → Read More: How Many Different Health Insurance Plans Is Your Family On?

So How Do People With Pre-Existing Conditions Really Feel About the Ruling?

So how do most folks with pre-existing conditions feel about the Obamacare ruling? See for yourself:

News, Weather and Sports for Sioux City, IA: KCAU-TV.com

Do you have a pre-existing condition? Tell us about it in our health care reform forum!

So Who Else Is Waiting on the Supreme Court Decision?

Yup, we’re still waiting for the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act. In the meantime, we’ll point you to the profile of yet another American waiting to hear on the decision:

As a person with a lot to lose, Deborah Sferlazza anxiously awaits a ruling expected this week from the U.S. Supreme Court . . . → Read More: So Who Else Is Waiting on the Supreme Court Decision?

So Where Will the People in the PCIPs Go?

The Supreme Court may concentrating on the individual health insurance mandate when it delivers its decision on the Affordable Care Act, but 60,000 Americans are waiting to find out whether another part of the Affordable Care Act will survive the challenge, the The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plans (PCIPs):

Texan Sam Lovett had no health insurance . . . → Read More: So Where Will the People in the PCIPs Go?

So What’s Going To Happen to the Uninsurables?

We’re still several weeks away from knowing what the Supreme Court will decide about the Affordable Care Act, but there are a few thousand folks who will be watching the decision more anxiously than most:

Cancer patient Kathy Watson voted Republican in 2008 and believes the government has no right telling Americans to get health . . . → Read More: So What’s Going To Happen to the Uninsurables?

Have You Tried to Buy Health Insurance With a Pre-Existing Condition?

If you’ve ever tried to buy health insurance with a pre-existing condition, you know how hard it is. But if you haven’t, try this little experience which outlined in a blog on ScholarsandRogues.com by Samuel Smith:

Just for fun, pick up the phone. Call any health insurance provider – Blue Cross Blue Shield, Kaiser, United, . . . → Read More: Have You Tried to Buy Health Insurance With a Pre-Existing Condition?

PCIP Enrollment Swells to Over 50,000

While millions continue to sit on the Affordable Care Act watch, a funny thing is happening across the country. Enrollment in Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plans continues to grow from coast to coast, from a paltry 12,437 twelve months ago to 56,257. It is a major increase in a program which had been considered a centerpiece . . . → Read More: PCIP Enrollment Swells to Over 50,000

How Much Has Your Health Insurance Gone Up Lately?

Today, after reading David Lazarus’ most recent column, we’re wondering how much your health insurance has gone up lately. In The Los Angeles Times, Lazarus profiles Dale Berman, a freelance photographer who has had Crohn’s disease his entire life:

Berman said he was able to enroll in 2003 in a plan offered by a photographers . . . → Read More: How Much Has Your Health Insurance Gone Up Lately?