RALEIGH -- Lowering your monthly health care insurance premium sounds pretty good. But what if your new coverage doesn't cover preexisting conditions, caps your coverage or charges you more because your older or work in an occupation that requires physical activity? What if the company or association you bought your policy from is no longer solvent and can't pay your claim?
Montana has joined ranks with 28 other states that have expanded their Medicaid programs to cover more low-income people. AARP Montana backed the HELP Act, which extends eligibility to about 70,000 uninsured Montanans. Adults 64 or younger with annual income up to $16,243 for individuals or $21,983 for couples are eligible. As many as 45,000 are expected to enroll over the next four years.
A new Gallup report shows that Arkansas led the nation in reducing the rate of uninsured adults during the first six months of 2014.
Beginning next month, as many as 114,000 uninsured Kentuckians ages 50 to 64 could find affordable coverage through the state’s new health insurance exchange, kynect.
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