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Pennsylvania enrollment third highest among HHS-run exchanges; Medicaid overhaul still in negotiation
After three months of open enrollment, applications had been completed for nearly 235,000 Pennsylvania residents. 81,320 of them had selected private plans by December 28 – the third highest total out of the 36 states where HHS is running the exchange. And nearly 18,000 had been found to be eligible for Medicaid or CHIP. Of […]
February 3, 2014
Strong opposition to ACA from South Carolina leaders, despite nearly one in five residents without insurance
Despite the fact that nearly 20% of the population in South Carolina is uninsured, the state is making headlines at the start of the new year thanks to a vote scheduled in the senate for February on a bill that would effectively prohibit the implementation of the the ACA in the state. The curiously-named South Carolina […]
February 2, 2014
By December 28, applications had been completed in the Montana exchange for 28,118 residents, and 13,135 of them had finalized their private plan selections – nearly ten times as many as had done so by the beginning of December. Montana’s legislature not only failed to authorize a state-run exchange, it also passed a bill in […]
February 2, 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
Enrollment in Tennessee exchange surges in December, but lawmakers move ahead with anti-ACA legislation
36,250 people had finalized their private plan selections in the Tennessee exchange by December 28. More than 17,000 applicants were eligible for Medicaid under the state’s existing rules, despite the fact that Tennessee has not expanded Medicaid. Although enrollment surged in December and the ACA is obviously popular with the tens of thousands of Tennessee […]
January 25, 2014
Ohio Letting HHS run exchange, but expanding Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of low income residents
By December 28, applications had been completed in the Ohio exchange for more than 175,568 residents, and 39,955 of them had finalized their private plan selections. In addition, nearly 49,000 of the applicants were eligible for Medicaid of CHIP. After three months of open enrollment, Ohio had a lower percentage of young enrollees (19% between […]
January 23, 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