About healthinsurance.org

News by tag

ACA

Enrollment remains low in Alaska marketplace

In general, the open enrollment period to purchase health insurance for 2014 through the marketplace has ended. However, the Affordable Care Act includes some provisions unique to Native Americans and Alaska Natives (NA/AN). NA/AN individuals may enroll through the marketplace throughout the year.  In addition, an individual who is a member of recognized tribe or who is […]

April 24, 2014

Read more

55,000 in Alabama signed up for health insurance

The open enrollment period to purchase health insurance for 2014 through the marketplace has ended. People who get married or divorced, change jobs, have a child or experience another qualifying event may be eligible for a special enrollment period. Enrollment for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) continues throughout the year. You may […]

April 21, 2014

Read more

Idaho second in per capita marketplace enrollment

Enrollment for private insurance in 2014 ended March 31 in Idaho. However, consumers who started applications on HealthCare.gov by the deadline and self-reported they weren’t able to finish have until April 15 to complete enrollment. The extension is available in all states using HealthCare.gov for enrollment, which includes Idaho for the current enrollment period. People […]

April 7, 2014

Read more

Michigan exceeds enrollment goal by 16,000

March 31 was the last day to apply for private health insurance coverage for 2014. However, consumers who started applications on HealthCare.gov by the deadline and self-reported they weren’t able to finish have until April 15 to complete enrollment. The extension is available in Michigan and all other states using HealthCare.gov for enrollment. Enrollment for Medicaid […]

April 1, 2014

Read more

Utah enrollment grows by 10,000+ in February, state continues negotiations with HHS over Medicaid expansion

Open enrollment in Utah ends on March 31.  But HHS is allowing an extension for applicants who begin the process by that date, but are unable to complete their enrollment by the end of the day on March 31.  The extension is expected to be valid until mid-April, and applicants will have to attest to […]

March 31, 2014

Read more

Amid ongoing glitches, Cover Oregon allows enrollment to continue through April

Given the monumental technical problems that the Oregon exchange has experienced over the past six months, HHS allowed the state-run exchange to add an additional 30 days to their open enrollment window.  Open enrollment in Oregon is now scheduled to end on April 30.  All applicants have access to this extension – it is not […]

March 31, 2014

Read more

Virginia exchange enrollment increases by nearly 30,000 people in February, for second straight month

Open enrollment in Virginia ends on March 31.  But HHS is allowing an extension for applicants who begin the process by that date, but are unable to complete their enrollment by the end of the day on March 31.  The extension is expected to be valid until mid-April, and applicants will have to attest to […]

March 31, 2014

Read more

Nebraska enrollment progressing well, state legislature considers Medicaid expansion

Open enrollment in Nebraska ends on March 31.  But HHS is allowing an extension for applicants who begin the process by that date, but are unable to complete their enrollment by the end of the day on March 31.  The extension is expected to be valid until mid-April, and applicants will have to attest to […]

March 31, 2014

Read more

North Carolina enrollment fifth highest in the country, despite a hands-off approach by politicians

Open enrollment in North Carolina ends on March 31.  But HHS is allowing an extension for applicants who begin the process by that date, but are unable to complete their enrollment by the end of the day on March 31.  The extension is expected to be valid until mid-April, and applicants will have to attest […]

March 30, 2014

Read more

Amid increasing exchange enrollment, Oklahoma lawmaker introduces anti-ACA legislation

Open enrollment in Oklahoma ends on March 31.  But HHS is allowing an extension for applicants who begin the process by that date, but are unable to complete their enrollment by the end of the day on March 31.  The extension is expected to be valid until mid-April, and applicants will have to attest to […]

March 30, 2014

Read more

Latest Obamacare news & opinion

Moral Mondays

Pre-Occupied with Medicaid expansion

Moral Mondays focuses on concrete, politically actionable grievances. Punitive voter ID…

Obamacare open enrollment window

Fixing Obamacare’s broken window

Spreading out open enrollment would allow carriers and exchanges to maintain level…

mexico-dental-services

The dental crisis that’s driving patients away

When increasing numbers of Americans cross the Mexican border to see a dentist ... you…

april-fools-health-wonk-review

Health Wonk Review for April 10, 2014

Billy Wynne put together a great edition of Health Wonk Review over at Healthcare…

exchanges too big to succeed

Exchanges: too big to succeed?

This is the time for brainstorming, but how much are we willing to change? Could we…

Republican policy fail ACA

Will there be an ‘exodus’ to the exchanges?

Harold: Now, would you be happy or sad if there was this exodus to the exchanges? Jon: I…

uninformed Florida Obamacare

Can Obamacare work even better?

I think the average American voter is actually a charitable person, a big-hearted person.…

medicaid-expansion-gruber

Reports of ACA demise: greatly exaggerated

For this edition of Curbside Consult, I Skyped with Dr. Jonathan Gruber, who is the Ford…

repeal Obamacare 2014

Obamacare: Irreplaceable, irrepealable

If you support the Affordable Care Act, know that your work is not yet done. And if you…

all posts

See all 366 blog posts.

Learn all about health insurance

health insurance exchanges

Know your health insurance exchanges

The ACA-created health insurance exchanges will be up and running in days, and while…

ACA Basic Health Program

Affordable Care Act’s Basic Health Program

Starting this year, the Basic Health Program, a provision of the Affordable Care Act,…

ACA owners manual

Getting the most from your new insurance

The media have focused on the cost of the monthly premium. How much would you contribute…

SHOP exchanges

How SHOP exchanges help small businesses

The unprecedented advantages offered by ACA's SHOP exchanges truly make the law a game…

avoiding scams in the aca marketplace

Avoid scams while shopping for insurance

The health insurance marketplaces (commonly referred to as exchanges) are set to open in…

cost-sharing subsidies

The ACA’s cost-sharing subsidies

While the Affordable Care Act's premium subsidies help pay the cost of the health…

Individual health insurance.

Individual health insurance

If you are self employed, or if your employer does not offer health insurance, you'll…

Will you owe an Obamacare Penalty?

Will you owe a penalty under Obamacare?

If, for whatever reason, you decide not to purchase coverage in 2014, you can use the…

Obamacare's essential benefits

Health reform’s 10 essential benefits

The ACA specifies ten benefits be included in all health insurance plans sold on each…

all posts

See all 41 articles

Search within news