health insurance http://hppr.org en Faith-based alternative to Affordable Care Act popular in Texas http://hppr.org/post/faith-based-alternative-affordable-care-act-popular-texas <p>While the individual mandate requires ever American to have health insurance, there is a big exception to the Affordable Care Act that more and more people are taking advantage of. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 06:01:00 +0000 Adam Vos 26076 at http://hppr.org Faith-based alternative to Affordable Care Act popular in Texas Affordable Care Act: Nationwide Premium Estimates Released http://hppr.org/post/affordable-care-act-nationwide-premium-estimates-released <p>The Obama administration released a report containing average premiums across the nation.&nbsp; Rates in most states are lower than earlier projections, but there are huge variations among states <strong><a href="http://www.khi.org/news/2013/sep/25/average-obamacare-premiums-will-be-lower-projected/">according to the Kansas Health Institute</a></strong>.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 22119 at http://hppr.org Affordable Care Act: Nationwide Premium Estimates Released Obamacare could be a tough sell in rural America http://hppr.org/post/obamacare-could-be-tough-sell-rural-america <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Affordable Care Act, often called “Obamacare,” takes a big step forward Oct. 1 when new health insurance marketplaces open for enrollment. Rural families are more likely to qualify for subsidized coverage, but reaching them to sign up will be part of the challenge.</span></p><p>So, will farm country take advantage of new health insurance subsidies? That’s the question in Nebraska.</p><p>Almost 200,000 Nebraskans don’t have health insurance. Nearly half of them are spread across the state’s rural areas.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 21:19:36 +0000 Grant Gerlock 21872 at http://hppr.org Obamacare could be a tough sell in rural America Uninsured: How things look on the high plains http://hppr.org/post/uninsured-how-things-look-high-plains <p></p><p>The latest report from the <strong><a href="http://www.census.gov/did/www/sahie/data/interactive/?eml=gd&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=govdelivery#view=data&amp;utilBtn=&amp;yLB=0&amp;stLB=0&amp;aLB=0&amp;sLB=0&amp;iLB=0&amp;rLB=0&amp;countyCBSelected=false&amp;insuredRBG=pu_&amp;multiYearSelected=false&amp;multiYearAlertFlag=false">U.S. Census Bureau</a></strong> reveals the percentage of uninsured people under the age of 65.&nbsp;</p><p>Here’s how things look on the high plains:</p><ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Colorado: 17%</span></li><li>Kansas: 14.4%</li><li>Oklahoma: 21.8%</li><li>Texas: 25.7% Mon, 02 Sep 2013 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 20979 at http://hppr.org Uninsured: How things look on the high plains