New Health Care Reform Fees Strike Employers

By Josie Martinez The goal of health care reform is health care for all… but at what cost? By 2015, businesses with 100 or more full-time or full-time equivalent (FTE) employees will be at risk for financial penalties (the so-called “employer shared responsibility assessments”) if the
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Metrics: Surprisingly, Peopel Who Were Uninsured Last Year Remain Undecided About the ACA

By Katherine Grace Carman Since mid-December, we’ve brought you the latest data on public opinion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from the RAND Health Reform Opinion Study (RHROS), a new way to measure public opinion of health reform. The RHROS allows us to observe true changes in op
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The ACA And People With HIV: The ACA’s Impact And The Implications Of State Choices

By Jennifer Kates & Rachel Garfield Among the groups that stand to benefit from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are people living with HIV, a population with significant and high-cost health care needs but one that has historically faced barriers to coverage and care. Read moreR
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Private Exchange eHealth Sees Enrollment Rise 50% In 4Q

By Elliot M. Kass The chief executive of private health insurance exchange eHealth says the online marketplace added 50% more customers in the last quarter of 2013 compared with 2012, a dramatic increase that he attributes to the Affordable Care Act. Read more…
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Wave Change For Employer Sponsored Health Plans

By Kelly Pustizzi It’s no secret that benefits administrators have a lot on their plate these days. There are a lot of moving parts to coordinate in order to create a benefits program that works for both employer and employees. One of the most important considerations when designing a
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Health Plans Rush to Size Up New Clients

By Anna Wilde Mathews Insurers are rushing to gather health information from the new customers they won on public marketplaces in a high-stakes outreach effort crucial to their hopes of profiting from the health-care law. Read more…
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Tax Credit Still Available to Some State Health-Exchange Users

By Jennifer Corbett Dooren WASHINGTON—The Obama administration said consumers who have had trouble enrolling in health insurance in states running their own exchange could still be eligible for tax credits to help pay for the insurance. Read more…
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One Insurance Exchange Sees Higher Health Premiums for Some Without Subsidies

By Brian O’Connell NEW YORK (TheStreet) — All kinds of data are floating around making the case for or against the cost-effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. A report out last week from the the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows t
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The Healthy, the White, and the 50-Plus Are Most Likely to Oppose Obamacare

By John Tozzi The Affordable Care Act isn’t popular. We know that from several polls, which confirm repeatedly that more Americans don’t like the Obamacare legislation than like it. That said, we’ve had few details on how Obamacare fans and foes split by income, race, or their current
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As Obamacare kicks in, doctor visits explode

By Rick Newman There’s been an endless amount of speculation on how the Affordable Care Act will affect the real economy. Now we’re finally getting data to displace the guessing. Read more…
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