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Affordable Health Insurance

Many families and individuals across the nation are in search of finding affordable health insurance. However, as the cost of the medical insurance keeps rising medical coverage is less affordable year by year. This section covers news and research about where the health insurance is affordable and what the government or private companies are doing with health care reform.

Public Health Programs Require Less Per-Person Spending Than Private Plans

The Web exclusive study finds that providing health coverage to low-income people through public programs such as Medicaid and SCHIP, rather than through private health plans, results in lower per-person medical spending and out-of-pocket expenses.

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Provision In Medicare Bill To Delay DME Competitive Bidding Program

The New York Times on Wednesday published an editorial and column that addressed a provision included in a Medicare bill (HR 6331) passed by the House that would delay for 18 months a competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment. Under the program, which is scheduled to begin July 1, CMS will select DME suppliers to participate in Medicare based on bids they submit. The2003 Medicare law mandated the program as part of a larger effort to implement competitive bidding.

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Prescription Drug Coverage For Low Income Seniors Reduces Medicaid

Needy seniors enrolled in the programs of providing prescription drug affordable health insurance coverage for low-income seniors were able to cut their dose skimping and nursing home admissions in half, according to the Brandeis University research.

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Comparing John McCain's Health Care Plan to Barack Obama's Plan

America needs health care and health insurance reform. The number of people who have health insurance, but are underinsured are 25 million. This means they have health insurance, but not enough to pay costs. This election is different than any other on the issue of health care because both candidates are giving us serious blueprints to reorganize America's health care system and those blueprints are very very different.

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