ACA Update: State Exchanges Still Struggling
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ACA Update: State Exchanges Still Struggling

Regardless of where you live, you are likely well aware of the blunders of the Healthcare.gov rollout. Even with what felt like crippling problems in the early days, most of the kinks were largely worked out by December. What you …

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Mixed Results from Accountable Care Organization Experiment

Last Friday, Medicare released performance data for the first time on the success of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) around the country, and the initial results are mixed. ACOs are networks of health care providers that voluntarily work together to provide …

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Measuring the Success (or Failure) of Obamacare

There’s no denying it. Obamacare is one of the most controversial public policies in decades, so it’s no surprise that those on both sides of the issue are clamoring for real-time information about the law’s success or failure. Unfortunately, timely, …

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A Focus on Delivery System Reform in 2014

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was a monstrous piece of legislation with a laundry list of goals. While ‘Obamacare’ and healthcare.gov woes have received much of the spotlight since the law’s passage, the ACA actually included important …

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Another ACA Delay for Employers

Back in December, we discussed delays in Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation for certain businesses. Those delays got deeper this week when the Administration announced a delay in the so-called employer mandate until 2016 for medium-sized employers. On Monday, the …

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Risk Corridors: Bail-Out or Insurance for the Insurance Companies?

Another aspect of the Affordable Care Act is getting some new attention lately – risk corridors. Risk corridors are essentially an insurance policy for health insurance companies to protect them from significant losses in any given year. When insurance companies …

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Signing Up for Obamacare: One Healthcare Writer’s Experience

I did it!  I am one of the 1 million or so people that have enrolled in health insurance for 2014 using a health insurance marketplace, but let me tell you, it was no easy task. In September, I left …

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New Delays/Exceptions in ACA Implementation

With just three days remaining until individuals must sign up for coverage that begins with the new year, new delays and exceptions to the law are emerging. Just yesterday, the Administration indicated that it would extend a so-called “hardship exemption” …

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Read Stacie’s Book about Obamacare!

Wondering what Obamacare—the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—really means and how it will affect you? You’re in good company. Stacie’s new book, Obamacare for the GENIUS, explains the landmark health care law in an informal, down-to-earth, upbeat style. Published …

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Obamacare’s Latest Delay: Small Business Online Enrollment

Last Wednesday, the Administration announced a new Affordable Care Act implementation delay – online enrollment for small businesses in certain states. Similar to the individual health insurance marketplaces, the ACA provides for new online portals for businesses with 50 or …

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