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Ward wants Obamacare replaced with a program with Medicare block grants to the states, special insurance pools for citizens with pre-existing conditions and to allow people to shop for health insurance across state lines.
Each state will receive a minimum of $100,000 for eligible groups that help people sign up for health insurance.
According to a government report, about 1 million people appear to have been priced out of the market for health insurance last year.
The law remade the market for health insurance sold to people who don’t get coverage through an employer or a government health plan.
This misconception is due in large part to the employer tax exemption for health insurance, which conceals the true cost of coverage from most workers.
Employees who work more than 25 hours a week are eligible for health insurance.
Both unions also will have to pay more for health insurance.
The district's initial offer does not include a proposal for the union's health insurance.
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Financial Definition of HEALTH INSURANCE
What It Is
Health insurance is insurance that covers some or all of the costs of an individuals healthcare.
How It Works
Health insurance absorbs or offsets healthcare costs associated with, but not limited to, routine health examinations, specialist referral visits, inpatient and outpatient surgery, unforeseen eventualities such as illnesses or injuries, and prescription medication. Health insurance policies are categorized as privately paid for by an individual, publicly provided as a service through Social Security, or commercially arranged by a company as part of an employee benefit package.
Broader levels of health insurance coverage generally have higher premium costs. In many cases, the insured party is responsible for paying his/her healthcare provider an up-front, tax deductible amount called co-pay. Health insurance companies then may compensate healthcare providers directly or reimburse the policy holder based on the remaining portion of an itemized bill.
Why It Matters
Health insurance primarily protects individuals from the prohibitively high costs of surgical procedures, inpatient hospital care, and emergency attention. Though health insurance itself can become costly for a family, it is only a small fraction of the potential costs associated with unforeseen illnesses and emergencies (for example, the diagnosis and treatment of cancer or a heart attack).
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