This website is especially important if you have a pre-existing condition and can’t could not get health insurance in the past. Most of the fears of the public is based on a lack of knowledge and fear of change to something much better.
Jim Kawakami, July 12, 2010, http://jimboguy.blogspot.com
Healthcare Kathleen Sebelius Website www.HealthCare.Gov 1000 Insurance Comp
For Medical Doctors and patients. You can learn a lot. … The Website is already loaded with data from more than 1000 insurance carriers in addition to government programs like Medicaid and [Children's Health Insurance Program] CHIP. And it's all personalized so people can see the plans offered in their community that make sense for their situation. …
Hi, I'm Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services. As you know, we are in a period of change for our healthcare system. As healthcare professionals, you probably have a lot of questions about how the Affordable Care Act is going to affect you. And I'm sure you're getting a lot of questions from your patients as well. Recently, we launched a brand new Website, www.HealthCare.gov, that will help answer those questions and give consumers a powerful new tool for navigating our health insurance markets.
Healthcare.gov already has more than 500 pages of new content about the Affordable Care Act and what it means for our healthcare system. This includes a section just for professionals. If you have a question -- for example, about efforts to simplify insurance paperwork or the new Medicare primary care payment bonuses -- chances are that you can find the answer here.
Healthcare.gov will also give consumers the ability to see all their public and private health insurance options in one place for the first time ever. The Website is already loaded with data from more than 1000 insurance carriers in addition to government programs like Medicaid and [Children's Health Insurance Program] CHIP. And it's all personalized so people can see the plans offered in their community that make sense for their situation.
This new site is a great resource for your patients whether they have insurance and are searching for a new plan or are uninsured and considering options like the new state-based Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plans. Consumers can also use the site's "health finder" tool to find recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on how to stay healthy.
Your patients trust you to help them understand the Affordable Care Act and choose among their health insurance options. As we continue to work to give Americans and their doctors more control over their healthcare, HealthCare.gov can be a great resource to help answer your questions and theirs.