Obamacare Blamed For Increases In Insurance Costs

The survey was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International (PSRAI). The Obama administration is reporting 1.1 million Americans have enrolled for health-care insurance through HealthCare.gov and will be insured as… The Bankrate poll also found 52 percent of women with employer-based coverage report higher out-of-pocket expenses, compared to only 35 percent of men. That, however, is already changing, Whiteman said. “Our finding that more women said they were paying higher out-of-pocket costs than men might stem from the fact that, before Jan. 1, insurance companies were allowed to charge women more than men,” he said. “Insurers had said that if there were differences, it was because women were more likely than men to use their health insurance — visit doctors, get regular checkups, seek prescription drugs.
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Nuns’ Obamacare challenge and the right

Sally Kohn

Either way, it certainly fits with the ongoing conservative partisan agenda to unravel the Affordable Care Act The Little Sisters of the Poor order, based in Colorado, is already exempt from Obamacare’s requirement that employer-provided health insurance plans cover the cost of contraception without a co-pay as part of ensuring comprehensive preventative health care for women. To claim that exemption, the Little Sisters simply have to sign a short form stating their religious exemption to contraception. That’s it. Sally Kohn This is not about the nuns having to cover contraception. This is about a piece of paper. In essence, the plaintiffs in the case are arguing, as Amanda Marcotte of Slate has pointed ou t, that filling out a form is a violation of their religious freedom. Sound a bit far-fetched? Indeed, that’s what a federal judge and two appellate courts have already ruled.
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