Until then, uninsured individuals or those who are already insured but looking for more affordable coverage can easily shop around for comparative quotes using Insurance Bureau.com
North Hollywood, CA (Vocus) December 16, 2008
InsuranceBureau.com, independent consumer resource for insurance information, reports that of the 47 million Americans uninsured, possibly 30 million or more could be covered under the tenets of Barack Obama's health insurance proposal.
According to BarackObama.com, Obama's health insurance proposal features many ambitious and grand features such as coverage for pre-existing conditions, tax credits to small businesses that offer employer based health insurance coverage, preventive screenings, and much more. Obama's health insurance plan may also include "medical home" where a primary doctor coordinates healthcare. "In a sense, his proposal is similar to an HMO with the primary doctor as a sort of healthcare czar for each individual and the emphasis on preventive medicine," says CEO Eric Oster of InsuranceBureau.com.
The issue remains, how will such comprehensive health insurance coverage be paid for? Financial analysts believe the cost of Obama's health insurance plan could add $1.17 trillion to federal spending over a nine-year period of 2010 to 2019. Currently, Obama's plan would put out-of-pocket costs to families at about $2,000 much less than the national average of about $12,000. Reversing tax cuts on higher income individuals is just one way Obama's administration plans to pay for this extensive health care coverage.
It will be some time before an actual solid health insurance reform plan comes to the United States legislature, and it will likely be difficult to get such sweeping reforms passed. "Until then, uninsured individuals or those who are already insured but looking for more affordable coverage can easily shop around for comparative quotes using Insurance Bureau.com," states Oster.
Website visitors can use InsuranceBureau.com to compare insurance quotes from competing carriers. Insurance quotes can fluctuate in price due to variations in an insurance company's underwriting criteria, profits or losses of the previous year. The key to saving money on insurance quotes is to regularly compare insurance quotes from different carriers.InsuranceBureau.com is a trusted source for unbiased insurance information for consumers.
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