BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA Obama announces policy change for plans slated to be discontinued
President Barack Obama recently announced that health insurance companies may be able to allow their members to stay on plans in 2014 that do not meet Affordable Care Act requirements, with state insu... Posted on 11/20/13 at 11:09 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Update: Minnesota looking into Obamacare changes
By Don Davis
Minnesota officials are trying to determine whether President Barack Obamas Thursday health care changes will affect the state.
Our Department of Commerce and MNsure staff are presently a... Posted on 11/14/13 at 6:41 PM
U.S. insurers fear that a surge in enrollments on the revamped government-run healthcare website could create more problems for insurance companies already struggling with error-filled applications for coverage three weeks before a sign-up deadline.
A surge of visitors clogged the U.S. government's revamped healthcare insurance shopping website on Monday, signaling that President Barack Obama's administration has a way to go in fixing the portal that showcases his signature domestic policy.
David Morgan and Lewis Krauskopf
, December 02, 2013
The Obama administration on Wednesday announced a one-year delay in online health insurance enrollment for small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time workers that could qualify for subsidized coverage under Obamacare.
Oregon, a state that fully embraced the Affordable Care Act, is enduring one of the rockiest rollouts of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, with an inoperative online exchange that has yet to enroll a single subscriber, requiring thousands to apply on paper instead.
The Obama administration hopes to upgrade the performance of its faltering HealthCare.gov website this weekend by adding new capacity just two weeks before a crucial deadline for having it running smoothly, a presidential adviser said on Friday.
President Barack Obama will urge insurance companies at a meeting on Friday to offer quickly to renew healthcare policies that were canceled because they did not meet standards in the new Obamacare program, the White House said.
Roberta Rampton and Mark Felsenthal
, November 15, 2013
Minnesota officials are trying to determine whether President Barack Obama’s Thursday health care changes will affect the state. Thousands of Minnesotans’ insurance companies have told them that their policies will change before Jan. 1. Unlike in other states, Minnesota law does not allow outright policy cancellations.
For years empoyers encouraged workers to improve their health and productivity with free screenings, discounted gym memberships and gift cards to lose weight. Companies are taking advantage of new rules under Obamacare healthcare overhaul in 2014 to punish smokers and overweight workers.
Questions about health insurance plans being discontinued under Obamacare dominated discussion about the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday at the Capitol, with one Republican lawmaker saying many people feel the law’s grandfather-clause exemption was “misrepresented at the highest levels.”
A new push to sign up Americans for insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare law will begin in December, when the government's faulty enrollment website is expected to work better, an advocacy group leading the campaign said on Tuesday.
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