Medicaid expansion … comparing House, Senate proposals | Free News

In February, the Mississippi House of Representatives voted for full Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as “Obamacare”). That plan went over like a lead balloon with Republican senators, who developed their own Medicaid expansion plan, one which stopped short of full expansion. Proponents of Medicaid expansion in Mississippi have asserted two primary goals: • Providing health insurance for “the working poor” who do not currently have access; and • Addressing uncompensated care for hospitals. The Senate’s plan is more narrowly tailored to the stated goals of proponents. (It should be noted that the stated goals…

Dems press Kemp on handling of Medicaid ‘unwinding’ after thousands of Georgia kids lose health coverage – WABE

Georgia Democrats on Capitol Hill are again expressing concern over the number of children losing their health insurance coverage during the nationwide Medicaid redetermination process, which has been ongoing since last spring after COVID-19 public health emergency protections ended. As of last fall, roughly 150,000 Georgia children had their health coverage cut off, according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The agency has repeatedly urged the state to do more to keep kids covered. Now, Mon. Jon Ossoff and Rep. Lucy McBath has sent a joint letter urging Gov. Brian Kemp to improve the state’s…

OPM taps insurance carriers to service new USPS benefits exchange

US Postal Service employees and their dependents now know the health insurance that will be available to them next year as part of a new exchange. Office of Personnel Management officials said on March 12 that the agency had conditionally approved 32 carrier applications to provide insurance coverage on the new Postal Service Health Benefits Program, with the plans servicing 1.9 million USPS employees, annuitants and eligible family members starting Jan. 1. The PSHB, established by the 2022 Postal Service Reform Act, provides USPS employees, retirees and dependents their own health insurance exchange, while officially moving them off of the…

Galaxy Health receives IRDAI approval as 7th standalone insurer- Republic World

Health insurance | Image:Pixabay Listen to this article 2 min read Galaxy Health Registered: The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) decided to grant the certificate of registration to Galaxy Health and Allied Insurance, allowing it to commence operations as the seventh standalone health insurer in India. IRDAI recently issued a press statement announcing the approval of several crucial regulations during its board meeting, aimed at enhancing the insurance industry’s efficiency and policyholder protection. Regulatory overhaul initiated The approved regulations cover various aspects such as product guidelines, surrender charges, policyholder protection, and the establishment of Bima Sugam, an…