Millions Are Now Realizing They’re Too Poor For Obamacare

Thanks to a Supreme Court ruling and staunch Republican resistance, Marc Alphonse, an unemployed 40-year-old Marine veteran who is essentially homeless, cannot get health insurance under Obamacare. Three years ago, Alphonse learned he has a kidney disorder that will deteriorate into kidney failure, and possibly prove fatal, if left untreated. As it stands now, he suffers from bouts of nausea caused by his dysfunctional kidneys, and he’s dogged by an old knee injury that limits his job prospects. He gets by on $400 a month in unemployment...

Mexico Achieves Universal Health Coverage In Less Than A Decade

Mexico has achieved universal health coverage in less than ten years, with more than 50 million previously uninsured Mexicans enrolling on a public medical insurance scheme since 2004. Writing in The Lancet, a group of public health experts – including Julio Frenk, Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health and former Minister of Health of Mexico – highlight the progress that Mexico has made towards achieving comprehensive health coverage, as well discussing some of the healthcare challenges that remain for the country, which has a...

MetLife Alico Life Insurance KK

Our ratings on MetLife Alico Life Insurance KK reflect its core status in the MetLife group. They also reflect MetLife Alico Japan’s strong stand-alone credit profile, supported by a strong distribution network and its wide range of product offerings; strong earnings from relatively low-risk products; and adequate capitalization relative to the risks it assumes. On the other hand, the slow recovery in Japan’s economy is likely to mute MetLife Alico’s sales growth and earnings potential. We view Alico as a core operating...

Mediclaim Insurance

Mediclaim insurance in India has become a pivotal part of every individual’s investment profile. With medical treatment cost reaching an all time high and further expected to rise, more and more people are realizing the benefits attached to a medical insurance policy. Though one cannot provide coverage for emotional loss, at least financial losses up to 100% can be covered with a health insurance policy during a medical emergency. This implies that though a health insurance policy may not act as a saving or money multiplier instrument...

Medicare Is Part Of The Solution Not The Problem

Custom license plates adorn a bicycle parked near the shuffleboard courts at Limetree Park, a 240-unit Gulf Coast mobile home community, in Bonita Springs, Florida, March 23, 2012. CHICAGO Medicare turns 50 on Thursday, riding high in the polls but under attack from presidential candidates proposing benefit cuts or even phasing out the U.S. healthcare program for older people. When President Lyndon Johnson signed the law, half of Americans age 65 or older had no health insurance. Today, just 2 percent go uncovered. And the public really,...