She is a health analyst with NerdWallet, based in San Francisco. There is a lot of confusion around health care, but there doesnt have to be. In a city like New York, many young people work as artists, writers, photographers, and freelancers and the tax subsidies may be particularly relevant. Almost half of young adults, defined as people aged 1834, can get health coverage for less than $50 per month, according to Pratini. About 60 percent of them can pay less than $100 per month for coverage, she said. Her company did a study. We found that the average subsidy for an uninsured young adult is $142 in California and $223 in New York, she wrote in an email. Nudge, not Punishment The individual mandate is meant to be a nudge, not a punishment. Uncle Sam wants you to have skin in the game.
Health department services to resume in Lake Placid
Go to section Problems with the online federal health insurance marketplace have forced health insurers in Wisconsin to make thousands of time-consuming fixes in recent months, and new problems continue to emerge, according to the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance. As recently as this week, incorrect information for a rural area of the state was being displayed on the healthcare.gov website, said Dan Schwartzer, deputy state insurance commissioner. With the March 31 deadline approaching for people to sign up for coverage on the marketplace, the state agency is encouraging consumers to double-check the status of their health insurance. Among the problems with the marketplace that have had to be addressed: In one case involving a single insurer, 3,000 consumers signed up for a plan with a $2,000 deductible that was listed on the website as having no deductible, Schwartzer said. The error occurred about a month and a half ago, he said, and has since been corrected. In another case, about 500 people bought a health plan that was not available in their county, Schwartzer said. That glitch happened because a ZIP code straddled three counties, but the plan was available in only one of them, said Marty Anderson, director of consumer marketing for Security Health Plan in Marshfield. The health insurer contacted the people and they were allowed to switch to a different plan.
Problems still plague online federal health insurance marketplace
"The Florida Department of Health in Highlands County has been in discussion with Central Florida Health Care for the provision of primary care services at the Lake Placid site," according to the health department. "The presence of Central Florida Healthcare in Avon Park has addressed accessibility to dental and medical needs for those accessing services." At Monday's Lake Placid Town Council Meeting, after two citizens spoke out against the discontinuation of medical and dental services in Lake Placid, the town council wondered why it wasn't informed of the decision. The Highlands County School Board, at its Tuesday meeting, also spoke out against the cut in services in Lake Placid. Both the town council and school board approved resolutions asking the health department and county commission to reexamine the cuts in services. Highlands County Commissioner Jack Richie said Friday that he called for a meeting between the county and health department's staffs, which was held Thursday afternoon. Highlands Health Department Administrator Mary Kay Burns and School Board Vice Chairman Bill Brantley were among those who attended the meeting. Richie said, "It's going to be a major good thing for the community." Central Florida Health Care will start providing services in Lake Placid in one or two months, he said, but until then, the Health Department will reopen in Lake Placid to provide services one day per week. "The federal government will end up running the operation in there, which will actually improve the good job that the state was doing," Richie said.