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Dismantling Kynect Could Mean Higher Costs, Less Coverage for Kentuckians

Judith Solomon | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Judith Solomon

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin's plan to dismantle Kynect, the state's health insurance exchange, and transition to the federal exchange would hurt Kentuckians, despite what some contend.

Hawaii Pulls The Plug On Embattled Health Insurance Exchange

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics

Hawaii's health insurance exchange announced on Friday that it will be shutting down, and its nearly 40,000 enrollees will be transitioned to the fede...

Why Waiting to Sign Up for an Obamacare Plan Could Cost You a Bundle

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

If you don't give yourself enough time to sort through the options available to you, you might wind up paying your insurance company a lot more than necessary -- which is exactly what a lot of my former colleagues in the business are hoping for.

Colorado a Role Model on Health Reforms, and That Didn't Happen By Accident

Bob Semro | Posted 10.21.2014 | Denver
Bob Semro

And the same survey has numbers for Colorado: In 2013, 17 percent of residents had no insurance. A year later, after the start of the ACA, the number is down to 11 percent. Colorado ranks fifth among all states in reducing the size of its uninsured population.

How Obamacare Saved a Small Business Owner From Financial Ruin

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

After the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the larger debate, as the enrollment deadline of March 31 looms, is whether or not the reforms i...

Target Axes Some Workers' Health Care, Blames Obamacare

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business

Jan 21 (Reuters) - Target Corp said it will stop offering health coverage to part-time workers, citing new public insurance exchanges floated by the...

State Lists VERY Wrong Helpline Phone Number On Health Exchange Website

The Baltimore Sun | Jessica Anderson | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics

Critics said Saturday that the latest problem to hit Maryland's online health exchange -- an incorrect help-line number that directed hundreds of call...

It's Been a Very Bad Month for the Private Sector

David Morris | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
David Morris

The private sector has had a very bad month. Its most widely publicized failure occurred when UPS and FedEx fumbled their Christmas deliveries while the U.S. Postal Service scored a touchdown.

The Problem With Obamacare Isn't the Website

Larissa Zimberoff | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Larissa Zimberoff

Is it possible to consider a single nationwide marketplace that would include every healthcare provider, every doctor and every hospital, so that people like me, people willing to foot the bill for better care, can and will. And people wanting lesser plans can go that route.

How's Maryland's Health Exchange Going? Well...

The Baltimore Sun | MEREDITH COHN | Posted 12.14.2013 | DC

As the nation prepared for the launch of federal health reforms, Maryland was lauded as a leader in adopting the president's signature program. Obama ...

Sebelius Lives in Alternate Universe

Deane Waldman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Our U.S. Secretary of Health, Kathleen Sebelius, apparently does not live in the world that you and I inhabit. In her world, - the fede...

Jason Cherkis

How To Win Every Obamacare Argument: A Guide From The Experts | Jason Cherkis | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his Friday op-ed in The New York Times, titled "My State Needs Obamacare, Now," Kentucky's Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear said he had ...

Jason Cherkis

The One Key To Mitch McConnell's Reelection He Can't Control | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is known for his meticulous strategizing and prodigious fundraising. He thinks about poli...