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CBO Projects Lower Premiums in Health-Insurance Exchanges

News from Wall Street Journal: April 14, 2014 1:48 p.m. ET Health-insurance premiums for plans sold in the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges will be lower than previously expected for the next few years, according to a report by the Congressional Budget Office released Monday. The nonpartisan congressional scorekeeper also found that in 2017, 25 million [...]

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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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Even in Hawaii, Obama can’t escape troubled state health insurance exchanges

News from Fox News: By Doug McKelway Published December 26, 2013 FoxNews.com The president may be vacationing in a tropical paradise, but there’s no escaping the buffeting winds of troubled state health insurance exchanges, even in Hawaii. For openers, the botched roll out of the state exchange in Hawaii has hurt Democratic G……….. continues on [...]

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Scorecard on Health Insurance Exchanges

News from New York Times: Twenty-three states, most led by Republican officials, have declared that they will not set up their own health insurance exchanges to help individuals and small businesses find affordable coverage. Instead, they want to offload that task to the federal government. Connect With Us on Twitter For Op-Ed, follow @nytopinion and [...]

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More states cleared to operate health insurance exchanges

News from Los Angeles Times: WASHINGTON — The Obama administration Thursday cleared what could be the final group of states to open their own health insurance exchanges this fall, advancing a key goal of the 2010 healthcare law to provide Americans with new options to shop for coverage. The conditional approvals announced for California, Hawaii, [...]

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Plans for health insurance exchanges approved by White House for seven more …

News from Washington Post: The Obama administration on Thursday approved plans by seven states to create health insurance exchanges, the new marketplaces at the heart of the Affordable Care Act. With this final round of approvals, the White House has signed off on blueprints by 17 states and the District to operate their own exchanges [...]

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Health insurance exchanges planned by 18 US states: Sebelius

News from Chicago Tribune: (Reuters) – A total of 18 U.S. states are planning to start their own health insurance marketplaces, which will be available to consumers and businesses in 2014, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a blog posting on Monday. The deadline for states to inform the federal government [...]

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Setup for states’ health insurance exchanges is massive job with crucial deadline

News from Washington Post: Oregon’s health insurance exchange needs a 150-person call center. Maryland’s wants a public relations agency, while the Colorado exchange seeks something even more basic: a name. “In a few weeks, we might know” said Patty Fontneau, executive director of what is now called the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange. Fontneau doesn’t want [...]

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Health Care Deadline Looms: How States Are Setting Up the Exchanges

News from ABC News: All of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” doesn’t go into effect until 2014, but states are required to set up their own health care exchanges or leave it to the federal government to step in by next year. The deadline for the governors’ decisions is Friday. The health [...]

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Health insurance exchanges can help bring down costs for U.S. consumers

News from San Francisco Examiner: By: Ron Goldstein | 12/09/12 9:37 AMSpecial to The S.F. Examiner The re-election of President Barack Obama signals full-speed ahead for the implementation of the health care reforms contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including the creation of public health insurance exchanges. The act mandates that all [...]

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