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Health and Access to Care and Coverage for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals in

Health and Access to Care and Coverage for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals in

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals often face challenges and barriers to accessing needed health services and, as a result, can experience worse health outcomes. These challenges can include stigma, discrimination, violence, [...]
Penalty Fees For Not Having Health Coverage Increase Each Year : WAGM-TV

Penalty Fees For Not Having Health Coverage Increase Each Year : WAGM-TV

Health care reforms under the affordable care act officially kicked in at the start of the new year. Under the act, everyone must have health coverage or face a penalty fee. You can elect not to have health coverage, but because the affordable [...]
A Guide to the Supreme Court’s Review of the Contraceptive Coverage Requirement

A Guide to the Supreme Court’s Review of the Contraceptive Coverage Requirement

Shortly after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the new federal rule that required all new private plans to cover prescribed FDA approved contraceptive methods without cost-sharing, a number of corporations sued claiming [...]
Premiums and Worker Contributions Among Workers Covered by Employer-Sponsored Coverage, 1999-2013

Premiums and Worker Contributions Among Workers Covered by Employer-Sponsored Coverage, 1999-2013

Premiums and Worker Contributions Among Workers Covered by Employer-Sponsored Coverage, 1999-2013 Since 1999 the Employer Health Benefits Survey has documented trends in the employer-sponsored health insurance market. Every year about two thousand [...]
Health Insurance Coverage of Women, State Estimates

Health Insurance Coverage of Women, State Estimates

Health Insurance Coverage of Women, State Estimates Nov 06, 2013 This fact sheet provides state-by-state data on the uninsured rate, as well as rates of private insurance coverage and Medicaid coverage, among women nationally, in the 50 states [...]
The Uninsured: A Primer – Key Facts about Health Insurance on the Eve of Coverage Expansions

The Uninsured: A Primer – Key Facts about Health Insurance on the Eve of Coverage Expansions

The gaps in our health insurance system affect people of all ages, races and ethnicities, and income levels; however, those with the lowest income face the greatest risk of being uninsured. The uninsured population has strong ties to the workforce—more [...]
A Reader Asks: Can Adult Children With An Offer Of Family Coverage Instead Get Subsidies

A Reader Asks: Can Adult Children With An Offer Of Family Coverage Instead Get Subsidies

Q. For people under 26 years old, does the mere fact that the law makes their parents’ policy available to them disqualify them from premium tax credits on the exchanges? A. No, it doesn’t. The health law allows young adults to [...]
Aligning for Access: Family Planning, Health Workers and Universal Health Coverage

Aligning for Access: Family Planning, Health Workers and Universal Health Coverage

In a week and a half, as a team of our colleagues arrive in Ethiopia for this year’s International Conference on Family Planning, others will already be in Brazil for the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health. This year’s HRH [...]
Health exchange: Utah family gets coverage for $123 a month

Health exchange: Utah family gets coverage for $123 a month

The median family income in Salt Lake City was $ 68,578 in 2012, and the average-sized family is a family of three. Such a family, under the Affordable Care Act, would qualify for an annual subsidy of $ 897.88, or $ 74.82 per month. Put toward [...]
Replacing Employer Coverage With a Marketplace Health Plan

Replacing Employer Coverage With a Marketplace Health Plan

Bad news: The New Jersey marketplace is only accessible by going through Healthcare.gov, the federal site, which is not working at well right now. It’s very difficult to create an account and actually see available plans. Our advice at the [...]