University Hospital in Augusta, GA Joins Blue Option
- Tuesday, 24 January 2017 09:33
BlueChoice HealthPlan and BlueCross BlueShield of SC are pleased to announce that effective Jan. 1, 2017, Blue Option members now have full access for covered services at the University Hospital in Augusta, GA, and approximately 420 of its affiliated physicians and providers.
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Obama administration confirms double-digit premium hikes
- Wednesday, 26 October 2016 15:17
From The AP:
“WASHINGTON – Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That’s sure to stoke another “Obamacare” controversy days before a presidential election.
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Obamacare prices jump when you don’t file your taxes.
- Tuesday, 12 January 2016 12:31
From “The Hill” January 12, 2016:
“About 43,000 ObamaCare enrollees are bearing the full cost of their insurance plans after losing the tax credits that are meant to make coverage more affordable.
Those enrollees no longer receive ObamaCare tax credits because they failed to file a tax return for 2014, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The number has never before been released.
Losing the tax credit can come with a sticker shock. HHS said in March that the average monthly ObamaCare premium before tax credits was $364, compared to $101 after the tax credit.
The precise number of people who are losing federal subsidies is unclear, because even family plans are counted as a single applicant. The number also does not include the 12 states and the District of Columbia that operate their own insurance exchanges.”
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