Private health insurance under challenge – Grattan Institute and State Library Victoria Event

Private health insurance under challenge – Grattan Institute and State Library Victoria Event

Good evening everyone. My name is Jo Vitale and I’m the director of collections here at the State Library this evening seminar is held on the homelands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. I wish to acknowledge them as the traditional owners and to pay my respects to their elders past present and …

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High-Deductible Health Plans, Explained

High-Deductible Health Plans, Explained

– High deductible health plans are private health insurance plans that feature a large deductible essentially before your insurance kicks in. So, this is similar to auto insurance that most people have. Where you have to pay a certain amount before your insurance will start paying for the rest. There are now 40% of Americans …

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Health Insurance Mandate

Health Insurance Mandate

[GEAR WINDING] The individual mandate may be the most unpopular part of the Affordable Care Act and as a consequence, Republicans are against it and want to repeal it. But if we’re going to get everyone into the insurance pool, if we’re going to get coverage for everyone, we need to have some mechanism to …

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Fixing the Health Insurance Exchanges

Fixing the Health Insurance Exchanges

[GEAR WINDING] We’ve had a lot of recent reports about the failing of the health insurance exchanges. There are some areas of the country where there aren’t very many insurance companies participating in the exchange. Recently in 2017, there’s been a substantial increase in the insurance premiums, at least in some states. But there are …

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