Rural Health News

Healthcare and You: A Few Questions Answered

As October rolls nearer, so does the beginning of your state’s health insurance marketplace. This marketplace is the spot for you to buy affordable insurance, and find out if you qualify for subsidies. Do you have all the information you need to make the best choice for your family?

Keep your questions coming! This month, we’ll focus on the subsidies available after Jan. 1, 2014, that will help make insurance affordable for many rural Americans.

Health Care Questions & Answers

This October, your state will unroll its new health insurance marketplace, or “exchange.” This new marketplace is where, if your employer doesn’t provide adequate health insurance, you’ll be able to shop for more affordable private insurance.

What Is the Impact of Delay in the Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate?

On July 2, 2013, a one-year delay was announced  in the penalties and reporting requirements for large businesses (50 or more employees) for providing health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Concerns and criticisms of this decision beg the question – what is the impact of delaying the health insurance shared responsibility for large businesses? The simple answer in our opinion: Not much.

Countdown Begins for Health Insurance Exchanges

While it seems like summer is just beginning, October is right around the corner. Know what that means? Get ready for affordable health insurance! This October, your state will unroll its new health insurance marketplace, or “exchange.” This marketplace is where, if your employer doesn’t provide good health insurance, you’ll be able to shop for private health insurance that you can afford.

Democracy should work in Nebraska

Nebraska's nonpartisan Unicameral is a refreshing relief from partisan trickery and gridlock in Washington. For generations, Nebraskans have put good governance ahead of party loyalty, with legions of state Senators crossing political and ideological lines to find solutions to challenges facing the state.

The recent debate over a bill to provide health insurance coverage to an estimated 54,000 low-income, working Nebraskans is stalled after an unusual display of petty politics and opposition stall tactics.

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