For coverage to take effect on Jan. 1, enrollees must pay their first month’s premium on time.
The dates vary by insurer.
Nearly 365,000 individuals have selected plans from the state and federal health insurance exchanges as of the end of November, US Health and Human Services announced today, with a more than a quarter million signing up in November alone, four times the number who signed up in October.
Ninety-six percent of beneficiaries report having access to a doctor’s office or clinic, and about 90 percent of beneficiaries say they can schedule timely appointments for routine and specialty care.
Washington and three other states — Connecticut, Kentucky and Rhode Island – have sites that have run especially smoothly, becoming models for states such as Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois and New Mexico that are planning to launch their own sites in 2014.
Advances in genetic testing increasingly give people critical information that may help prevent disease — but genetics experts say sometimes the hype around these tests has outstripped the science.
Washington state and Minnesota were the only states that got an A.
California received a ‘C.’
The rest of the states got either ‘D’s or ‘F’s
Tis the season for mistletoe, gingerbread and carefully strung lights. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but also a potentially dangerous one for children. And although festivities, candles and garland may make the holiday season more cheerful, with them come some serious safety concerns.
Northwest Health and Human Rights coalition is a partnership of three programs that currently serve refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants in Washington State, working together collaboratively to improve the health and well being of torture survivors.
After a disastrous launch of its health insurance exchange, Healthcare.gov, the administration has worked to revamp the site.
Here are some of the new features . . .
Money grab, health concerns, or both? Absent guidance from Washington, states are pressing ahead with their own agendas on electronic cigarettes.
Perhaps if we thought of whole foods as nutritious and tasty – rather than “healthy” or “weird” – we would be inclined to eat more of them.
In Kansas, families are worried about three for-profit insurers taking charge of providing all home- and community-based services for 8,500 developmentally disabled people beginning Jan. 1.
Preparing your body for pregnancy
Making a birth plan
The initiative involved a system to guide their enrollees to choose facilities where routine hip and knee replacement procedures cost less than $30,000.