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The Courier-Journal — A poll by The New York Times and the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 53 percent of Kentuckians think the state-run health insurance exchange is working well. Fifty-two percent want Congress to improve the Affordable Care Act, not repeal it.
April 25, 2014
Yahoo News — While more than 370,000 Kentucky residents have signed up for health insurance since Oct. 1, nearly 50 percent still favor repealing the Affordable Care Act.
March 31, 2014
Bloomberg — A large majority of businesses say the Affordable Care Act didn’t affect their business plans, outlook or hiring practices for 2014. The survey was conducted in late December and early January by the National Association for Business Economics.
January 26, 2014
Tax-News.com — The United States District Court for the District of Columbia rejected the argument that the Affordable Care Act only authorized tax credits for individuals who purchased health insurance through a state-run marketplace. While the DC court ruling is being appealed and similar cases are pending in other jurisdictions, the decision is another legal […]
January 20, 2014
Reuters — CMS announced that about 390,000 applications have been submitted through state-run marketplaces and about 310,000 applications have been submitted through HealthCare.gov, the federal marketplace. CMS did not provide a state-by-state breakdown of enrollment.
October 24, 2013
Bloomberg — Twenty-six states refused to expand Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act. About one-third of uninsured adults in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina will be left in the coverage gap. More than 1 million Texans and about 764,000 Floridians will be affected.
October 18, 2013
Detroit Free Press — The Affordable Care Act requires that all new health insurance policies must cover 10 essential benefits, and about 150,000 Michiganders learned their existing policies will be dropped. Not all are satisfied with paying to get much more comprehensive coverage.
October 14, 2013
The Boston Globe — While less dramatic than in other states, the Affordable Care Act is bringing changes to Massachusetts. More people are eligible for MassHealth, the program that includes Medicaid, and more people are eligible for subsidies to help pay for health insurance. The federal law also means policies sold through the Health Connector […]
October 13, 2013
Mississippi Business Journal— Jeff Drozda, CEO of the Mississippi Association of Health Plans says support is growing among state legislators for Mississippi to take control health insurance marketplace from the federal government. He said the legislation could come within the year. He also predicted more insurance companies will participate in the marketplace in 2014.
October 11, 2013
Alaska Dispatch — Navigators and agencies say problems with the federal website are making it difficult for them to help people use the marketplace, which lanuched Oct. 1. And, an outreach campaign to educate people about the marketplace is just launching, so awareness of and interest in the marketplace will likely grow.
October 10, 2013