The Affordable Care Act provides States with significant flexibility in the design and operation of their
Exchange to best meet the unique needs of their citizens and their marketplace. States can choose to
operate as a State-based Exchange, or the Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services
(HHS) will establish and operate a Federally-facilitated Exchange in any State that does not elect to
operate a State-based Exchange.
Perhaps you have been considering cosmetic laser surgery. A cosmetic
surgical treatment is voluntary and not medically necessary. You
must decide if such a treatment is right for you, and you will have
to pay for the procedure with your own money. Health insurance
does not cover cosmetic procedures. How do you know if a cosmetic
laser procedure is worth it?
For the broader farm community, given that many farmers and ranchers who do not benefit from
commodity programs use crop insurance as their primary or perhaps only federal risk
management tool, policymakers may consider how effective federal crop insurance has been for
producers of specialty crops and livestock.
Across the federal government, controlling or reducing program costs continues to be an issue.
Most tribal societies, and the United States, provide no guarantee of healthcare for the population as a whole. In such societies, healthcare is available to those that can afford to pay for it or have self-insured it (either directly or as part of an employment contract) or who may be covered by care financed by the government or tribe directly.
Advanced industrial countries (with the exception of the United States) and many developing countries provide medical services through a system of universal health care that aims to guarantee care for all through a single-payer health care system, or compulsory private or co-operative health insurance. This is intended to ensure that the entire population has access to medical care on the basis of need rather than ability to pay. Delivery may be via private medical practices or by state-owned hospitals and clinics, or by charities, most commonly by a combination of all three....
About the Author Mark A. Wingo – Mr. Wingonomics™ is a financial expert, author, speaker, and on-air personality. He is also the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of New Beginning Financial Group, LLC, an insurance and financial service company, he founded in 2006.
Below is a list of consumer reporting companies – companies that collect information and
provide reports on consumers that are used to decide whether to provide consumers credit,
insurance, or employment, and for other purposes. This list doesn’t cover every company in
the industry. It’s a list of companies that have identified themselves as consumer reporting
companies or provide consumers access to their consumer reports. The list includes both the
biggest nationwide credit reporting companies and a longer list of “specialty reporting
Health services research (HSR) exemplifies some of the greatest hopes and
greatest fears for collecting and analyzing computerized personal health
information. Information routinely collected in the course of providing and
paying for health care can be used by researchers to investigate the relative
effectiveness of alternative clinical interventions, of alternative methods of
organizing, delivering, and paying for health care, and of a variety of health care
policies. Such research may improve the effectiveness and efficiency of health