We will hear from state insurance commissioners, patients, governors, health care experts, & insurance companies. “In these discussions, we are dealing by a small segment of the total health insurance market.
Only about six percent of insured Americans purchas their insurance in the individual market—only about four percent of insured Americans purchas their insurance on the exchanges.
Up to half of the states will likely have bare provinces by zero insurance providers offering insurance on the exchanges, & insurance premiums will increase by roughly 20%, according to America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).
“Now this is just step one in what we probably want to do about health insurance & the larger question of health care costs.
Rockwell City Police Officer’s Widow Seeking Health Insurance Extension For Children
ROCKWELL CITY, Iowa (AP) — The wife of an Iowa police officer killed during a 2013 standoff is calling for changes to native & state laws to ensure children can still receiving health insurance after a parent dies.
Amanda Buenting of Rockwell City recently disclosed that her husband Jamie Buenting’s insurance through the city will no longer cover her family.
Jamie Buenting died from a gunshot wound while serving as an officer by the Rockwell City Police Department.
Mayor Phil Heinlen tells Blue Cross/Blue Shield will provide coverage for the dependents of a city worker killed on duty for three years.
Amanda Buenting tells she plans to take the issue to the state to get coverage until her children are age 26.
Insurance Commissioner Submits Plan to Help Iowans by Individual Health Insurance Issues
Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen has submitted his outline to the federal government that he tells will help those who are being left out by the state’s collapsing individual health insurance market.
The “stopgap” outline he proposes redirects federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act to encourage younger, healthier people to purchas insurance.
Iowa is down to one company that plans to offer individual insurance plans & Ommen tells some people are facing premium increases that would double.
He was asked about the concerns of some have lifted about high deductibles under his plan.
Ommen premier proposed the stopgap outline in June & the Iowa Insurance Division has been working by federal officials to finalize the proposal.
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