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3 Proposals Allowing People to Keep Health Insurance Won’t Threaten Marketplaces

Three plans allowing people to keep their individual health insurance policies even if they don’t meet the requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) are unlikely to threaten new health insurance marketplaces, according to a new RAND Corporation study. … finish reading 3 Proposals Allowing People to Keep Health Insurance Won’t Threaten Marketplaces

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Public Awareness of Health Insurance Marketplaces Has Tripled Since October 1st Launch

Despite widespread difficulty accessing the online health insurance marketplaces, public awareness has tripled since their October 1st launch, and a majority of those unable to access them will try again, according to a new Commonwealth Fund survey. Sixty percent of … finish reading Public Awareness of Health Insurance Marketplaces Has Tripled Since October 1st Launch

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Small Business Owners Value Choice of Plans for Employees

More than half of small business owners who currently provide their employees with health benefits are willing to offer a choice of health plans while paying a fixed cost, as long as the employee pays extra for a more expensive … finish reading Small Business Owners Value Choice of Plans for Employees

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Affordable Care Act Will Reduce Out-of-Pocket Medical Spending for Many Americans

While out-of-pocket medical expenses for most Americans will decline with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), newly insured consumers under an expanded Medicaid program will save the most money, according to a new RAND Corporation study. An estimated 11 million Americans … finish reading Affordable Care Act Will Reduce Out-of-Pocket Medical Spending for Many Americans

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4 Out of 5 Marketplace Health Plans Hold NCQA Accreditation

Almost 85 percent of the health plans offered in the Health Insurance Marketplaces that launched last week are accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). NCQA experienced a surge of nearly 60 health plan organizations seeking accreditation prior … finish reading 4 Out of 5 Marketplace Health Plans Hold NCQA Accreditation

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Medicaid Recipients Most Satisfied with Insurance Coverage; Individually Insured Least Satisfied

Medicaid recipients in Michigan were the most satisfied with their healthcare coverage in 2012, while those with individual coverage were the least satisfied, according to a report from The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT). These findings predict how … finish reading Medicaid Recipients Most Satisfied with Insurance Coverage; Individually Insured Least Satisfied

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Health Centers Get Boost to Guide Uninsured Americans Toward Affordable Health Coverage

Over 1100 health centers across the country have received funds to enroll uninsured Americans in new health coverage options made available by the ACA, according to the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The agency has allocated $150 million … finish reading Health Centers Get Boost to Guide Uninsured Americans Toward Affordable Health Coverage

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White House Gives Employers More Time to Comply with Coverage Mandate

Employer concerns about adhering to ACA’s health insurance mandate by the January 2014 deadline have prompted the White House to extend the deadline and change the reporting process, according to a White House blog posted by Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor … finish reading White House Gives Employers More Time to Comply with Coverage Mandate

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