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Time's Running Out For States To Adopt Health Exchanges

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be runn...

Heathcare.Gov: How Disaster Could Have Been Averted

Faisal Hoque | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Faisal Hoque

An organization setting out to improve the way it manages business technology initiative such as Healthcare.gov must realize that changing its governance and the organization requires time and attention.

Mr. President, Now You Know How Small Business Owners Feel!

Gene Marks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Having a few tech problems with your healthcare exchange websites, Mr. President? Well, join the crowd. Now you know what's like. Now you know what ev...

The Real Reasons Why Obamacare Exchanges Aren't Working Yet

Wendell Potter | Posted 12.21.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

What happened -- or didn't happen -- to make it the federal exchange so unworkable, at least for now? Here are four possible reasons for the current mess

Announcing My Online Health Insurance Marketplace Resource Center

Sen. Jay Rockefeller | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics
Sen. Jay Rockefeller

Our state is set to experience the greatest reduction in the number of uninsured nationwide. This is great news for uninsured West Virginians -- but to get there we have to make sure those who qualify for new coverage sign up for a plan.

Jeffrey Young

Seven Ways To Skip Obamacare's Terrible Website

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.16.2013 | Business

Obamacare's glitch-riddled website doesn't have to stop you from buying health insurance. There are alternatives to HealthCare.gov, the federal web...

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 ...

How the GOP Is Unwittingly Helping Obamacare

Wendell Potter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Had there been no shutdown, the D.C. press corps would have covered every glitch accompanying last Tuesday's launch of the Obamacare-created health insurance marketplaces to the point that the glitches would be all that they -- and we -- would be talking about now.

Health Insurance 101: Know Your Options

Veer Gidwaney | Posted 12.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Veer Gidwaney

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that this week marked the opening of state- and federal-run insurance marketplaces. While we don't know how they'll be regarded over time, initial reactions to them run the gamut from cynicism and uncertainty to measured optimism.

'A Marathon, Not a Sprint': Enroll America Tells Uninsured Floridians About the Federal Exchange

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

With a huge uninsured population, and a legislature that refuses to carry out the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Florida has been a focus of national efforts to promote enrollment in the ACA's federal health insurance exchange.

HCAN Report: How the Republicans Are Suppressing Obamacare Enrollment (Updated)

Ethan Rome | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Republicans have done everything they could think of to repeal, defund, undermine and otherwise disrupt Obamacare. But they've failed, and that's why they've turned to a last-ditch strategy to stop the law and take away the rights of millions of Americans to get the health care they need.

Young 'Invincibles' - What's in a Name?

Tobin Van Ostern | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Tobin Van Ostern

If you could get quality, affordable coverage that could save your life, wouldn't you want to know about it?

The GOP's New Obamacare Attack: If You Can't Beat the Law, Beat the People Who Benefit From It

Ethan Rome | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

As Republicans come to terms with the futility of their incessant efforts to repeal, defund, undermine and otherwise trash Obamacare, they're turning to a new last-ditch strategy: make it harder for people who desperately need health care to get it under the new law.

Major Insurance Company Pulls Out Of Obamacare Measure

Reuters | Caroline Humer | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

Aug 29 (Reuters) - Aetna Inc has decided not to sell insurance on New York's individual health insurance exchange, which is being created under Pres...

Jason Cherkis

Kentucky Obamacare Official Not Worried Like McConnell

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) demanded that the Obama administration delay the Oct. 1 launch of the health ...

What to Expect on October 1

Henry J. Aaron | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Henry J. Aaron

Republicans are vociferously predicting that implementation of the that law will fail and simultaneously doing all they can to produce that outcome. So, what should Americans expect on October 1? Success or failure?

What Can We Expect From the New Health Insurance Exchanges?

Sandeep Baliga | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
Sandeep Baliga

The economic research indicates that well-functioning exchanges will bring much-needed competition and individual participation to a market currently characterized by high prices and little choice -- and that can benefit everyone.

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Exchanges To Poke State Officials For Blocking Medicaid Expansion

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

The federal government wants poor residents of states not expanding Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care reform law to know who's denyi...

Why No One Should Lose Sleep Because Big Insurers Are Taking a Pass on Exchanges

Wendell Potter | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Some critics of the reform law are suggesting that if the big companies aren't willing to sell policies on all the exchanges, Obamacare is somehow fatally flawed. But I think we'll all be just as well off if the big companies stay out of the individual and small group market.

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Marches Forward With New Website

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

Obamacare took a small but visible step forward on Monday with the launch of a consumer information website, a precursor to the health insurance excha...

Marketing Obamacare Insurance

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 08.20.2013 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

If we want to sell health insurance, it behooves us to study how the same purchasing audience buys cornflakes.

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Memo Offers New Details On Exchanges

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.31.2013 | Business

More than 120 health insurance companies have applied to sell coverage through federally run marketplaces under President Barack Obama's health care r...

Broccoli Is Your Best Bet In Rudy Baylor's ObamaCare Marketplace

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Amy Dardashtian

Right now, in every state across America, teams of people are building websites that will change the health care landscape in this country. These "Health Insurance Exchanges" will offer Americans government-run health insurance plans.

DC Officials Will Decide Next Week if Key Obamacare Provision Will Benefit Residents or Big Insurers

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Among the most important policy goals for the health insurance industry has been to control how the health insurance exchanges will be set up and run. Whether those exchanges are of greater benefit to consumers or insurance companies will depend on the success of the lobbying efforts.

A GOP Idea That's Part of Obamacare Showing Signs of Working as Planned

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The reason Republicans once liked health insurance exchanges is that in theory they will facilitate choice and competition, which should bring down the cost of coverage. Based on news out of Oregon last week, there is reason to believe that the theory is holding up.