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2014 January - Health Insurance Chat

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Entries for January, 2014

State Health Insurance Exchanges

News from C-SPAN: January 31, 2014 Panelists, including directors of several state health insurance exchanges from around the country, talked about the health care law and their efforts to increase enrollment. They said that the process had been challenging but largely successful,… read more Panelists, including directors of several state health insurance exchanges from around the [...]

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Health insurance ads undergoing a makeover

News from Pittsburgh Post Gazette: It might not be long until the squawking ducks and funny cavemen are trying to sell you a health insurance policy. “Fifteen years ago, would you have imagined a talking gecko selling you [auto] insurance?” asked Brian Wieser, senior analyst at Pivotal Research Group, an Oregon marketing agency. “So there [...]

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State Of The Union 2014: Obama Still Begging America To Buy His Health Plan

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Undocumented Immigrants Face Limited Health Care Options

News from Huffington Post: The Affordable Care Act is meant to expand access to affordable health care coverage, but the law excludes one group from benefiting: the nearly 12 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States. Under the federal health care law, undocumented immigrants are not eligible for any assi……….. continues on Huffington [...]

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These Health Insurance Companies Are Winning At Obamacare

News from Huffington Post: Guides work the phones Dec. 31, 2013, in St. Paul, Minn., for shoppers scrambling to finalize health coverage before the new year at Minnesota’s insurance marketplace, MNSure. ……….. continues on Huffington Post. Continue Reading … Related News: Zumba Fitness Core for Nintendo Wii Get ready to rock your core! As the [...]

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No, Moody’s Did Not Downgrade The Health Insurance Sector, But Yes …

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Obamacare Is Fixing Insurance. Now We Need to Fix Health Care Providers.

News from Slate Magazine: Because Medicaid payments to health care providers are relatively stingy, many providers refuse to treat Medicaid patients. Photo by Thinkstock A Gallup survey released Thursday showed a large and sudden decline in the share of Americans lacking health insurance. It’s a potent reminder that despite the problematic launch of HealthCare.gov and [...]

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Administration fears part of health care system so flawed it could bankrupt …

News from Fox News: By Jim Angle Published January 22, 2014 FoxNews.com While the administration publicly expresses full confidence in its health care law, privately it fears one part of the system is so flawed it could bankrupt insurance companies and cripple ObamaCare itself. “Week after week, month after month,” says John Goodman of the [...]

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Out-of-state health insurance no safeguard for Pittsburgh couple

News from Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Angela Vennare-Klein and husband Dennis Klein of Beechview didn’t figure to get caught in the crossfire in the war of words between Pittsburgh health giants Highmark and UPMC. They felt safe because they have health insurance through her employer in North Carolina, which has an office in South Oakland. “Our [...]

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Co-ops the underdog in health insurance marketplace

News from USA TODAY: Scantily clad models, right to left, Meghan McMahon, Sharayah Jones and Katina Shoemaker, hand out fliers and display signs encouraging the public to get health coverage under the Affordable Care Act during a promotional campaign launched by Colorado HealthOP, a health care co-op, in Denver in October.(Photo: Brennan Linsley, AP) Story [...]

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