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November 26, 2013

US Census Bureau Releases New Infographic on the Uninsured in America

The US Census Bureau has just released a new infographic explain the demographics of the uninsured in America. The infographic does include commentary which reveals that 19 to 34 year-olds are the most uninsured single group in America as of 2012. Essentially this single group amounts to 40% of the entire uninsured population under the age of 65 years old.

It has been known throughout the healthcare industry that this specific age group typically doesn’t carry insurance because of critical life transitions that occur during this period. Traditionally, the age group includes student currently attending college, just finishing their undergraduate studies and are moving [...]

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November 20, 2013

US House Ways and Means Committee Pushes Income Verification

Republicans members of the United States House Ways and Means Committee sent an official letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius regarding issues with the system of income verification used by the Affordable Healthcare (Obamacare) exchanges.

The inquiry is based on numerous documented reports of the exchanges miscalculating the legal eligibility for federal tax credits offered to new policy holders. This would lead to reporting erroneous and inaccurate overall health plan costs to consumers opting to participate in federal or state healthcare plans.

“The law requires [that] you (Sebelius) certify to Congress that a system is in place that [...]

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September 21, 2013

Trader Joe’s Dropping Health Coverage for Part-Time Employees

Trader Joe’s, one the United State’s leading grocery retailers announced in an internal memo that it will be dropping and/or reducing health care coverage for its part time workers starting at 30 hours a week or less. This comes after CEO Dan Bane agreed to cut workers a small supplemental check in an amount of $500.00 to help them find new coverage under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in 2014.

Trader Joe’s executives argue that workers can “get a better deal [through the exchanges]” a senior spokesperson was quoted.

Trader Joe’s joins a long list of private and public companies that have reduced or cancelled health care coverage [...]

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