Affordable Care Act
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that in St. Louis a family of four earning $50,000 would pay $32 each month for the lowest premium coverage plan.
“Its going to be like Travelocity or Expedia for health insurance,” says Dr. Nathan Moore, Resident at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
With tomorrow’s launch of the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange comes wide-ranging predictions on its effects.
“I think we’re going to see fake websites, I think we’re going to see slick mailers,” warns Joe Bindbeutal, the office’s Consumer Protection Division Chief Counsel.
Less than a week before the federal marketplace for health insurance launches into action, a bipartisan group of Mo. lawmakers met to discuss plans for the state’s Medicaid program.
The federal Department of Health and Human Services says Missouri residents will have an average of 17 qualified health plans from which to choose in its federally run health insurance exchange.
The federal government is providing a glimpse of what Missouri residents could pay for health insurance when enrollment opens next week for a new online marketplace.
Missouri Association of Insurance Agents Vice President Larry Case fears that people are getting the impression that the navigators will be like insurance agents.
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has a message for the thousands of Missourians looking for health insurance: Don’t get it through an online marketplace that launches next week.
“I’m going to inform, I’m going to educate, and I’m going to assist people because that’s my job and it’s their right to know.”