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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Ohio insurance pool will open August 1st

Ohioans with pre-existing health conditions, such as cancer or diabetes, can apply for coverage under a new high-risk insurance pool beginning Aug. 1, state officials said today. Go to the below site for qualifications and details.

Monday, July 12, 2010

What's the healthcare reform going to make me do?

A concerned individual had this question regarding health reform.

My answer - It mandates that, beginning in 2014, virtually all Americans buy affordable coverage. It expects states to create health insurance exchanges on which private insurers will offer coverage for small businesses and individuals unable to obtain it otherwise. Federal subsidies will help those who cannot afford an available policy to pay the premiums and required cost-sharing amounts. As a result, more than 30 million additional Americans will gain access to comprehensive health care coverage.

Insurers will no longer be able to refuse to sell to people with pre-existing conditions or other risk factors, charge them more for coverage (except for age), cancel or refuse to renew policies for people using services, or impose limits on benefits.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Health Care Reform

A Ohio resident contacted me today regarding Healthcare reform in Ohio:

"Is the government implementing new health insurance programs in Ohio"

Yes Medical Mutual of Ohio, as of September 1st, it appears right now will run the new health pool for the state of Ohio. We should have more details in the coming weeks.