‘Young Invincibles’ Demand Medicaid

“The ‘Young Invincibles’ is an ironic demographic designation for young people who think they will never get sick, will never buy health insurance and will therefore bring down Obamacare.

But Cristina Calvillo-Rivera, representing the actual Young Invincibles organization, says Florida’s 300,000 people of ages 18 through 34 do want care, are less likely to get it, and more likely to have medical debt.” Read more at WLRN Miami.

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Health Department Rejects Special ACA Enrollment Period for Pregnant Women

Despite pressure from advocates and members of Congress, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will not allow uninsured women to enroll in Obamacare if they become pregnant outside of the three-month window of open enrollment.” Read more at RH Reality Check.

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Why Young Millennials Are Turning Down Health Coverage at Work

“Thanks to Obamacare, they can probably get cheaper health insurance from mom and dad. New college grads want a job, but they can take or leave the health insurance benefits that come with it. Less than half of all eligible employees under age 26 enrolled in an employer-provided health plan in 2015, according to a new report out today from the ADP Research Institute.” Read more at Time.

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Embarazadas no pueden comprar seguro fuera de época

“Según publicó The Hill -una publicación dedicada a los asuntos políticos y del gobierno, en Washington DC- la petición impulsada por la Senadora Patty Murray (demócrata, por Washington) y firmada por 36 miembros más fue rechazada por la Secretaria de Salud Sylvia Mathews Burwell.” Read more at Univision.

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Miami-Dade enrolls 400,000 in Obamacare, more than 43 states

“With special enrollment all but concluded in this year’s Affordable Care Act health insurance sign up period, Miami-Dade County has claimed nearly 400,000 enrollments, more than any county in Florida and 43 entire states, according to federal data.

The state is a record breaker, too, leading nationwide enrollment with 1.6 million sign ups, surpassing expert projections for 2015.” Read more at the Miami Herald.

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Obamacare For Pregnant Women: Health And Human Services Denies Request For Special Open Enrollment For The Newly Pregnant

“Pregnancy does not qualify as ‘an exceptional circumstance’ that grants women a special open enrollment period to sign up for health insurance through Obamacare exchanges, the Department of Health and Human Services says, denying a request from Democratic senators to create such a period for newly pregnant women. Senators had written a letter to Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell in March asking her to create a special enrollment period.” Read more at International Business Times.

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The ‘New Normal’ of Higher Ed Funding: Students Footing the Bill

“While state and local funding for higher education again inched up in 2014, according to a report released Monday, overall financial support is still below levels seen just before and during the Great Recession and public colleges remain heavily dependent on tuition revenue.

An annual report from the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association found state and local funding for higher education grew 5.7 percent between 2013 and 2014, reaching $86.3 billion. At the same time, public colleges and universities drew in $64.3 billion in net tuition revenue, accounting for about 47.1 percent of public higher education revenue – a slight decline from 47.7 percent in 2013 and the first drop since 2008, but still evidence of schools’ dependence on tuition dollars.” Read more at US News and World Report.

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It’s FAFSA Season, and a New Crop of High Schoolers is Discovering Its Complexity

“It’s the final Fafsa workshop at H.D. Woodson High School in Northeast Washington, and Charles Coleman is bent over a computer in a room lined with college pennants, filling out the federal application for student aid.” Read more at The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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5 Ways Millennials Can Obtain Health Insurance

“Of all the topics that occupy the Millennial mindset, healthcare most probably isn’t at the top of the list. Simply put, for the Millennials, the generation of people between 18 and 30 years old, their youth alone might make them feel impenetrable to injury, sickness or even death.

According to Erin Hemlin, Healthcare Campaign Director for the nonprofit Young Invincibles, the irony is that, while this age group may be young, they are nothing close to invincible.” Read more at Transamerica.

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Feds reject PPACA open enrollment for pregnant women

“‘Can do!’ has pretty much been the mantra of the Obama administration’s attitude toward finding ways to offer health insurance to Americans. But when it comes to pregnant moms, suddenly the word was: ‘No can do!’

That’s a simplification of the latest policy pronouncement from the Department of Health and Human Services.” Read more at BenefitsPro.

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