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2014 February - Health Insurance Chat

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Entries for February, 2014

Government expands help for buying health insurance

News from Washington Post: The Obama administration has decided to bend some federal rules to help consumers cope with the reality that several state-run health insurance marketplaces still are marred by computer defects that thwart many people trying to sign up for coverage. Under the changes, the government will, for the first time, help people [...]

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Oscar Is A Health Insurance Startup For Digital Natives

News from Fast Company: A group of techies and venture capitalists in New York are betting that they can run a health insurer like an Internet startup… and have recruited some of Silicon Valley’s biggest names to finance the venture. Oscar is a new insurance firm that launched in late 2013. CEO Josh Kushner belongs [...]

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Obama administration: Health law’s new rules will increase costs for most …

News from Washington Post: Nearly two-thirds of small businesses that currently offer health insurance to their workers will pay more for coverage as a result of new rules in the health care law, as will millions of small-business employees and their family members, according to new estimates released by the Obama administration. The Centers for [...]

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Maryland fires contractor that built troubled health insurance exchange

News from Washington Post: Maryland is firing the prime contractor that built its online health insurance marketplace, which has so many structural defects that the state might soon have to abandon all or parts of the system that cost tens of millions of dollars to build. The vote to jettison Noridian Healthcare Solutions came Sunday [...]

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The Dream of Moving Abroad in Later Life, With Good Health Care – New York Times

News from The Dream of Moving Abroad in Later Life, With Good Health Care – New York Times: HTTP/1.1 302 Found Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2014 22:23:31 GMT Server: Apache Set-Cookie: NYT-S=0MZmF2WzRIAizDXrmvxADeHwCUEejOcPQmdeFz9JchiAIUFL2BEX5FWcV.Ynx4rkFI; expires=Mon, 24-Mar-2014 22:23:31 GMT; path=/; domain=.nytimes.com Location: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/22/your-money/the-dream-of-retiring-abroad-with-good-health-care.html?_r=0 Content-Length: 0 Cneonction: close Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: Apache Cache-Control: no-cache Content-Type: [...]

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California health insurance portal still down for repairs

News from Sacramento Bee: The state health insurance exchange’s online enrollment portal remains down because of a software malfunction that has dogged consumers. Covered California took the enrollment function offline Wednesday afternoon, and officials initially said engineers hoped to have the service restored Friday. That target was later postponed until today. Officials did not go [...]

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Private exchange sees surge in health care enrollment

News from USA TODAY: Walgreens pharmacist Jennifer de Jesus administers a free influenza vaccine to Ana Navarro, 33, during the Binational Health Week event at the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles.(Photo: Damian Dovarganes, AP) Story Highlights Enrollment through the eHealth private exchange jumped 50% in 2013 Company CEO attributes increase to the Affordable Care Act [...]

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California Health Insurance Enrollments Rise, but Hispanics Still Lag

News from New York Times: HTTP/1.1 302 Found Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 04:09:19 GMT Server: Apache Set-Cookie: NYT-S=0MvJ6DGui8btPDXrmvxADeHJDte6bh7j32deFz9JchiAIUFL2BEX5FWcV.Ynx4rkFI; expires=Sat, 22-Mar-2014 04:09:19 GMT; path=/; domain=.nytimes.com Location: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/20/us/california-health-insurance-enrollments-rise-but-hispanics-still-lag.html?_r=0 Content-Length: 0 Cneonction: close Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: Apache Cache-Control: no-cache Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8 Content-Length: 27071 Accept-Ranges: bytes Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 04:09:19 GMT [...]

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Undocumented Immigrants Could Get Health Insurance

News from TIME: State law would allow immigrants here illegally to get Medicare payments or buy subsidized insurance Email Print Continue Reading … Related News:

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Obamacare Makes Health Coverage Less Affordable For Entrepreneurs

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