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Top aide optimistic about Medicaid plan talks in Pa.
By Associated Press | April 12, 2014
A top aide to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said Friday that she is optimistic that negotiations will be productive on the Republican governor's plan to use billions of federal Medicaid expansion dollars to subsidize private health insurance policies for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians.
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Reform Update: Vulnerable Dems wary of trumpeting ACA on campaign trail
By Catherine Hollander | April 04, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Even as President Barack Obama this week celebrated surpassing the milestone of 7 million Americans enrolled in health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, congressional Democrats will still be wary of championing the law's accomplishments in their mid-term election runs.
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Reform Update: Advocate Health sees progress with ACO
By Melanie Evans | March 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Advocate Health Care says that early results in operating Medicare accountable care organizations have been promising but that progress has been achieved through failure, experimentation and adaptation.
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Over half of uninsured still unaware of March 31 ACA enrollment deadline
By Rachel Landen | March 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
With less than a week remaining to sign up for private health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more than half of the uninsured don't know that March 31 is the deadline. And when reminded of the deadline and penalty for not buying coverage, half of the uninsured still...
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Exchanges' effect on competition in individual market varies widely
By Jessica Zigmond | March 17, 2014
An early analysis of insurer-specific exchange enrollment data from the seven states that have released that information reveals a mixed bag on how competition is faring in the individual insurance market since the healthcare marketplaces were launched under the Patient Protection and Affordable...
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Reform Update: Republicans at odds over how to 'fix' ACA
By Paul Demko | February 27, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Republicans face a fundamental predicament in proposing alternatives to Obamacare: How do you put forth a substantive proposal that doesn't first require repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act?
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Kaiser poll: Americans divided, uninformed on Obamacare
By Paul Demko | February 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Just over half of Americans would prefer to pay more for a health plan that covers a broad network of doctors and hospitals, while 37% would prefer a cheaper plan offering a narrower network, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
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Reform Update: Tax preparers may play major role in exchange signups
By Paul Demko | February 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Tax preparers could play a crucial role in determining whether the final month of the open enrollment period delivers a surge in signups through the state and federal exchanges.
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Reform Update: Home-care providers fail to win sought-after ACA exemptions
By Virgil Dickson | February 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Obama administration granted many U.S. companies additional leeway in the healthcare law's mandate to provide health benefits, but home-care providers and other companies that rely heavily on Medicaid reimbursement failed to win the permanent exemption they wanted.
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Race to enroll young and healthy for new insurance
By Associated Press | February 08, 2014
Facing a rapidly approaching deadline, the White House and its allies are racing to enroll young people in new insurance plans offered under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, a sweeping effort that underscores how crucial the so-called young invincibles are to the measure's success.
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