View Entire Collection
By Clinical Topic
By State Requirement
Diabetes – Summer 2012
Future of Nursing Initiative
Heart Failure - Fall 2011
Influenza - Winter 2011
Nursing Ethics - Fall 2011
Trauma - Fall 2010
Traumatic Brain Injury - Fall 2010
Fluids & Electrolytes
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Consumers are likely to find insurance options more plentiful and more affordable than expected in the new Health Insurance Marketplace that goes into effect Oct. 1, according to a report released Sept. 25 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The report suggests that increased competition will drive premiums down, allowing consumers who formerly could not afford quality health insurance to purchase good plans. Most consumers will be able to choose between two or more different health insurance companies, at premiums about 16 percent less than originally expected.
When the exchanges go into effect next Tuesday, individuals will be able to compare and choose between health plans and find out if they are eligible for tax credits. Plans will be categorized as gold, silver, or bronze depending on the share of costs covered, and young people can opt for a catastrophic plan.
"We are excited to see that rates in the Marketplace are even lower than originally projected," Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, said in a statement. "In the past, consumers were too often denied or priced-out of quality health insurance options, but thanks to the Affordable Care Act consumers will be able to choose from a number of new coverage options at a price that is affordable."
Sign up for our free enewsletters to stay up-to-date in your area of practice - or take a look at an archive of prior issues
Join our CESaver program to earn up to 100 contact hours for only $34.95
Explore a world of online resources
Back to Top