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Data Points for Nov. 24, 2014

Data Points for Nov. 24, 2014

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 22, 2014

Data Points for the week of Nov. 24, 2014, covered the following topics: Insurance exchanges, open enrollment, healthcare reform.

Open enrollment going well, so far

By Bob Herman and Darius Tahir  |  November 22, 2014

Most insurers, hospitals and other enrollment organizations agree that the federal and state exchanges are performing much better this time around. But the process of signing up and re-enrolling millions of Americans still isn't perfect, with some problems reported around the country.

Harvard Pilgrim CEO Eric Schultz on narrrow networks and reform

Harvard Pilgrim CEO Eric Schultz on narrrow networks and reform

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 22, 2014

In this podcast interview, Eric Schultz, CEO of Wellesley, Mass.-based Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, discusses Harvard Pilgrim's experience with the Obamacare insurance exchanges, narrow provider networks, re-entering the Medicare Advantage program, and his views on the expansion of Partners...

CMS may scrap re-enrollment policy for exchange plans

By Bob Herman and Paul Demko  |  November 21, 2014

The Obama administration wants to modify policies for automatic health insurance re-enrollments and strengthen rules for provider directories for the 2016 open enrollment period.

Immigration order may indirectly expand health coverage

Immigration order may indirectly expand health coverage

By Paul Demko  |  November 21, 2014

Experts say President Barack Obama's executive order may indirectly lead to a significant number of immigrants, particularly children, enrolling in Medicaid as well as private health plans.

Open enrollment's first week: So far, (mostly) so good

By Bob Herman and Darius Tahir  |  November 21, 2014

Most insurers, hospitals and other enrollment organizations agree that the federal and state exchanges are performing much better this time around. But the process of signing up and re-enrolling millions of Americans still isn't perfect, with some problems reported around the country.

Look for higher deductibles on most popular Obamacare plans

By Bob Herman  |  November 20, 2014

Individuals and families looking for a federal health plan with low premiums may likely face annual deductibles averaging thousands of dollars, according to a new analysis of health plans sold on HealthCare.gov for 2015.

Immigrants remain uninsured under ACA coverage expansions

Immigrants remain uninsured under ACA coverage expansions

By Rachel Landen  |  November 19, 2014

The estimated 11 million immigrants described by the Obama administration as “unauthorized” won't see much benefit from the Affordable Care Act—unless the president extends coverage to them when he issues an expected executive order to reform immigration policy.

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