New Health Care Law Spells End To State’s High-risk Insurance Program

HIRSP, he said, has helped make the state’s health insurance market work better. “We have helped a lot of people with HIRSP in the office over the years,” he said. People still must be able to afford the cost of health insurance on their own, and coverage is expensive especially for those who are 55 and older. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 98,873 people 50 to 64 years old or almost 1 in 12 are uninsured in Wisconsin.
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Health Centers for low-income people in West New York and Jersey City gear up

The annual event offered free health and dental screenings, fitness classes, workshops, games, giveaways, and more. But this year, the event took on additional significance as both centers, which serve Bayonne, Union City, Secaucus, Weehawken, Jersey City, and other towns, began to implement the long anticipated ObamaCare, a national healthcare initiative designed to make certain that everyone has basic insurance coverage. The ceremonies included appearances by a number of elected officials, including Dennis E. Gonzalez, executive officer of the Office of the Secretary, Region II – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Also in attendance were Freeholder Jeff Dublin, Jersey City Council President Rolando Lavaro, Jersey City Councilwoman Joyce Waterman, and Erica Daughtry representing Rep. Albio Sires.
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4 Health-Care Buzzwords You Need to Know

Buzzing Plenty of companies are abuzz in profiting from the trends behind these buzzwords. How could investors potentially participate? The major health insurers are the first to come to mind. UnitedHealth Group , for example, is involved in all four buzzword trends. The big insurer announced in July that it plans to double its ACO contracts over the next five years. UnitedHealth acquired Axolotl in 2010, a major provider of HIE services. It also plans to participate in a dozen Obamacare health insurance exchanges and some private exchanges.
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