Posted on May 1, 2013 by scjustice
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Tuesday, April 30, 2013 that the application for health coverage has been simplified and significantly shortened. The application for individuals without health insurance has been reduced from twenty-one to three pages, and the application for families is reduced by two-thirds. The consumer friendly forms are much shorter than industry standards for health insurance applications today.
In addition, for the first time consumers will be able to fill out one simple application and see their entire range of health insurance options, including plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and tax credits that will help pay for premiums.
The applications released today, which can be submitted starting on October 1, can be found here: http://cciio.cms.gov/resources/other/index.html#hie
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Posted on October 16, 2012 by scjustice
Nearly $230 million has been invested in the National Health Service Corps this year, according to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. Included in these investments are 4,600 loan repayment and scholarships to clinicians and students, and grants awarded to 32 states to aid their state loan repayment programs.
“Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the National Health Service Corps is providing loans and scholarships to more doctors, nurses, and other health care providers, so more people get the care they need,” said Secretary Sebelius. “National Health Service Corps clinicians are providing care to approximately 10.4 million patients across the country.”
Founded in 1970, the National Health Services Corps, administered by HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration, has provided health care to communities across the country by supporting more than 42,000 primary health care practitioners over its 40-year history. It has nearly 10,000 providers.
For more on this announcement, click here.
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Posted on October 12, 2012 by scjustice
Does the new health care law cover illegal immigrants? How does it affect those who are not U.S. citizens, but are living in the United States legally?
To get a better grip on Obama’s health care law and how it’s effect on both legal and illegal immigrants, Kaiser Health News answered the top five questions generated by the discussion of immigrants, their providers and the health care law.
The main point? The federal overhaul will help some immigrants who are not citizens gain insurance, but there are no provisions to help those who are in the country illegally.
To read the FAQ, check out http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2012/October/11/health-care-immigrants.aspx
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