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Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States

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By Cindy Gillespie Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments. This week, the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority board discussed the exchange’s proposed assessment rule that would levy a 1 percent assessment on all health insurance products sold in DC to fund the exchange while… Continue Reading

Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up

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By Cindy Gillespie Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up  is our weekly look at developments affecting health care at the federal and state levels. This week, after reporting that private health insurance signups through exchanges had reached over 7.5 million, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that she will be stepping down from her post… Continue Reading

Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States

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By Cindy Gillespie Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments. This week, CMS finalized that the deadline for persons that had started an application on HealthCare.gov for health insurance, but not completed it, will be April 15 and the board for the Maryland Health Benefit… Continue Reading

Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up

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By Cindy Gillespie Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up  is our weekly look at developments affecting health care at the federal and state levels. This week, President Barack Obama announced that 7.1 million individuals had signed up for coverage during the inaugural open enrollment period and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) unveiled his health reform proposal this… Continue Reading

Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States

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By Cindy Gillespie Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments. This week, President Barack Obama announced that over 6 million persons had signed up for health insurance through a Marketplace nationwide while HHS released guidance that would allow shoppers that had started an application before… Continue Reading

Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up

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By Cindy Gillespie Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up  is our weekly look at developments affecting health care at the federal and state levels. This week, the House passed a one year “doc fix” to avoid a 24 percent cut in Medicare payments to physicians scheduled for April 1 and five Democratic Senators published a letter outlining… Continue Reading

Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States

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By Cindy Gillespie Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments. This week, the Massachusetts Health Connector announced that it was ending its IT contract with one of its main vendors while the board for the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange voted to create a Special… Continue Reading

Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up

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By Cindy Gillespie Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up is our weekly look at developments affecting health care at the federal and state levels. This week, policy analysts spent additional time reviewing last week’s release by CMS of the 2015 Letter to Issuers in the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces and the proposed Exchange and Insurance Market Standards rule.

Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States

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By Cindy Gillespie Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments. This week, CMS released the final 2015 Letter to Issuers in the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces and the boards of two State-based Marketplaces considered extending the current open enrollment period.

Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up

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By Cindy Gillespie Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up is our weekly look at developments affecting health care at the federal and state levels. This week, CMS said it would retract part of its proposal to revise the Medicare Part D prescription drug program and the House passed a bill that would pay for the “doc fix”… Continue Reading

Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States

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By Cindy Gillespie Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments. This week, HHS released additional guidance extending the Transitional Policy that gives states and insurers the option of extending non-ACA complaint health plans for an additional two years while Cover Oregon and Oracle signed a 60-day… Continue Reading

Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up

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By Cindy Gillespie Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up is our weekly look at developments affecting health care at the federal and state levels. This week, HHS released the final 2015 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters rule while the Obama Administration released its proposed budget for HHS, requesting over $1 billion in funding. In it, funding for… Continue Reading

Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States

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By Cindy Gillespie Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments. This week, CMS released a bulletin outlining policies that will allow applicants to gain insurance subsidies and retroactive QHP coverage despite the faulty operations of some exchanges and the board for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange… Continue Reading

Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up

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By Cindy Gillespie Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up is our weekly look at developments affecting health care at the federal and state levels. This week, CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced that CMS will not delay its implementation of the ICD-10 coding system and the Congressional Budget Office released its projection that the bicameral, bipartisan “Doc Fix” bill… Continue Reading

Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States

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By Cindy Gillespie Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments. This week, John Hager, the Executive Director for the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, announced his resignation, Your Health Idaho awarded contracts to develop its exchange IT platform, and Access Health CT launched its online Spanish… Continue Reading

Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up

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By Cindy Gillespie Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up is our weekly look at developments affecting health care at the federal and state levels. This week, over 200 organizations expressed their opposition to a proposed Medicare Part D rule with some lawmakers asking the Department of Health and Human Services to withdraw the proposal.

Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States

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By Cindy Gillespie Our Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments. This week, the Internal Revenue Service released a final rule on the employer shared responsibility requirement and Covered California decided to take its online SHOP enrollment portal offline to undergo a redesign before being re-launched in the… Continue Reading

Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up

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By Cindy Gillespie Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up is our weekly look at developments affecting health care at the federal and state levels. This week, the Obama administration released the latest marketplace enrollment report and Congress passed a “clean” debt ceiling bill.

Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States

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By Cindy Gillespie Our Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments. This week, CMS released its Draft 2015 Letter to Issuers in the FFM and both the Massachusetts Health Connector and MNsure hired additional contractors to manually process applications and assists customers with the enrollment process.  

Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up

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By Cindy Gillespie Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up is our weekly look at developments affecting health care at the federal and state levels. This week, a trio of legislative committees on Capitol Hill released their framework for an SGR replacement and the Congressional Budget Office published new projections on exchange enrollment and Medicare and Medicaid spending.

Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States

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By Cindy Gillespie Our Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments. This week, Connect for Health Colorado announced that it is on track to achieve financial sustainability in 2015, and Maryland’s State-based Marketplace chose to delay the launch of the online SHOP web portal until January 2015.