Barnes Jewish Hospital has started charging co-pays to uninsured patients, no matter how poor.
Illinois’ health insurance marketplace is now allowing gay and lesbian couples to enroll for private coverage.
The Democratic governor outlined an initiative dubbed “Missouri Health Works” that would use federal money to pay a portion of the private health insurance costs for businesses with fewer than 150 employees.
About two dozen low-income residents, pastors, business leaders and health care advocates testified Tuesday in support of legislation that would expand Medicaid eligibility to about 300,000 people living in or near poverty.
Under the Affordable Care Act, consumers have the right to appeal decisions made by their health insurance company.
Most health plans do not cover medical services outside of the United States.
For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.
Under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance policies must cover prescription drugs.
Some insurance plans may include coverage for contacts and glasses, though most don’t.
Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover mental illness care under the Affordable Care Act.