Maryland’s health department says more than 80,000 residents have enrolled in health coverage through the state’s insurance exchange since the second open enrollment period began Nov. 15.
Two days after taking the oath of office, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has emphasized the need to expand Medicaid eligibility in a speech to the state’s General Assembly.
The law’s major benefits take effect, along with an unpopular insurance mandate and a real risk of more nerve-wracking coverage disruptions.
Americans who already have health insurance are blaming President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul for their rising premiums and deductibles, and overall 3 in 4 say the rollout of coverage for the uninsured has gone poorly.
Health insurance companies can no longer deny or limit coverage for individuals with pre-existing health conditions.
Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.