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Insurers in Montana exchange seeing surge in interest and application volume

Open enrollment in Montana 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

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Pennsylvania enrollment fourth highest among HHS-run exchanges; Medicaid overhaul still in negotiation

Open enrollment in Pennsylvania 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 29, 2014

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Strong opposition to ACA from South Carolina leaders, despite nearly one in five residents without insurance

Open enrollment in South 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 29, 2014

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Ohio Letting HHS run exchange, but expanding Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of low income residents

Open enrollment in Ohio 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 28, 2014

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Enrollment in Tennessee exchange grows to nearly 78,000, but lawmakers still considering anti-ACA legislation

Open enrollment in Tennessee 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 28, 2014

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85 percent of employers say ACA won’t change their hiring practices

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

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Court affirms availability of subsidies through federal marketplace

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

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Nearly 700,000 applications submitted through marketplaces

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

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States’ refusal to expand Medicaid leaves 5.2 million without health insurance

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

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MI insurers dropping some low-cost policies

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

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