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Harvard Pilgrim CEO talks about narrrow networks and reform

Harvard Pilgrim CEO talks about narrrow networks and reform

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 22, 2014

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

GOP senators seek to recoup funding from failed state-run exchanges

By Paul Demko  |  November 18, 2014

Three influential Republican senators are seeking answers from HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell about whether the agency will try to get money back from states that used federal grants to build insurance exchanges that flopped.

Exchange websites suffer blips, but no train wrecks

By Darius Tahir  |  November 17, 2014

The state and federal websites for health insurance enrollment faced minor hiccups this weekend as the healthcare reform law's online marketplaces kicked off open enrollment for the second year of coverage.

Scenes from open enrollment's first day

Scenes from open enrollment's first day

By Jaimy Lee , Adam Rubenfire and Paul Demko  |  November 15, 2014

In communities across the country, insurers, hospitals, and community groups held enrollment events Saturday to encourage sign-ups during Obamacare's second enrollment, which runs through Feb. 15.

HealthCare.gov enrollment efforts target young, minorities

HealthCare.gov enrollment efforts target young, minorities

By Melanie Evans and Paul Demko  |  November 15, 2014

The race to enroll uninsured Americans in health plans has started again—but with only half as much time as the first open enrollment and a harder-to-convince pool of potential customers.

Maine's newly insured used to reach the uncovered

By Associated Press  |  November 11, 2014

When enrollment on the federal healthcare exchange reopens Saturday, the Maine groups that will encourage the uninsured to sign up say they have a powerful resource: the voices of the tens of thousands of residents who have already enrolled.

HHS dials back expectations for open-enrollment sign-ups

HHS dials back expectations for open-enrollment sign-ups

By Paul Demko  |  November 10, 2014

The Obama administration is significantly reducing expectations for the open-enrollment period that begins Saturday. HHS expects 9 million to 9.9 million people to get coverage through the state and federal exchanges for 2015.

Higher bar for health law in second sign-up season

By Associated Press  |  November 09, 2014

With a bright look to its rebuilt website, version 2.0 of President Barack Obama's health insurance overhaul represents another chance to win over a skeptical public. But more than possible computer woes lurk as HealthCare.gov's second open enrollment season begins Nov. 15.

This again? Supreme Court takes up Obamacare future

This again? Supreme Court takes up Obamacare future

By Lisa Schencker , Melanie Evans and Paul Demko  |  November 08, 2014

It's anyone's guess whether the U.S. Supreme Court will invalidate or uphold federal premium subsidies in 36 states when it hears King v. Burwell next year.

Prices increase slightly on Illinois health plans

By Associated Press  |  November 08, 2014

Many Illinois consumers who bought health insurance on the year-old government-run marketplace will see modest increases in prices for 2015, and they'll have significantly more choices when they start shopping next week, Gov. Pat Quinn's administration announced Friday.

Obama administration urges justices to keep subsidies

By Lisa Schencker  |  November 04, 2014

Outlawing insurance premium subsidies in states without their own healthcare exchanges would lead to “disastrous consequences,” the Obama administration argued in a brief filed Monday in Halbig v. Burwell, a case that could have major ramifications for the nation's new healthcare...

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