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19
Sep

Industry News

Partnering with States to Implement Affordable Insurance Exchanges State Partnership model will give states another option to tailor their Exchange to accommodate local needs and market conditions. Digest powered by RSS Digest

15
Sep

Industry News

Moving Backwards, Taking Billions from Consumers For too long, too many hard working Americans paid the price for policies that handed free rein to insurance companies. One year ago, American consumers gained a vital new tool putting them back in control of their health care. The Patient’s Bill of Rights in the health reform law gives hard working families the security they deserve. Medicare Open Enrollment: Better Choices, Sooner This year, this Open Enrollment period is starting early ...

13
Sep

Industry News

Affordable Care Act in Action: Fewer Uninsured Young Adults in America Today, a new report shows that the Affordable Care Act is working. According to the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey released today, there was a significant increase in the number of 18-24 year olds with health insurance in the U.S. over the past year. Digest powered by RSS Digest

10
Sep

Industry News

Investing in Our Health Is Investing in Jobs Today we announced the availability of $700 million in new funding made possible by the Affordable Care Act to pay for the renovation and construction of community health centers. Digest powered by RSS Digest

08
Sep

Industry News

More Americans Accessing Improved Medicare Coverage Millions of Americans are enjoying improved Medicare coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act. More people are getting preventive services to keep them healthy, and people with high prescription drug costs are seeing the coverage gap “donut hole” starting to close. Here are the latest numbers from the past few months. Digest powered by RSS Digest

07
Sep

Industry News

Important Information for Small Businesses Owners If you’re a small business owner, there are a few deadlines approaching that you won’t want to miss in order to help provide health coverage for your employees. As you might know, if you have up to 25 employees, pay average annual wages below $50,000, and provide health insurance, you may qualify for a small business tax credit of up to 35% (up to 25% for non-profits) to offset the cost of ...

01
Sep

Industry News

A Bright New Day for Families and Small Employers Starting today, insurers who want to hike their rates by 10 percent or more have to explain and justify those increases in writing. Experts will scrutinize those explanations and, in many cases, can tell the insurer to reduce their price. In other cases, insurers who insist on a double-digit increase will have to post their explanations on the web. And we will post it too on ...

29
Aug

Industry News

The Affordable Care Act Will Bring Down Costs The Affordable Care Act is bringing down health care costs for families, businesses, and government. Let’s look at the facts: The independent, non-partisan Congressional Budget Office – Congress’s official authority on the budget – estimates that provisions in the law will reduce the deficit by $143 billion over its first 10 years and by $1 trillion over the next two decades. Digest powered by RSS Digest

27
Aug

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Women's Preventive Services: Seeking Comments HHS is seeking comments on new rules on women's preventive services. Digest powered by RSS Digest

26
Aug

Industry News

Making Insurance Data Transparent and Available Advancing transparency in the health insurance marketplace is a central goal of the Affordable Care Act. Today we are releasing a set of data files containing the current inventory of private insurance plans listed in HealthCare.gov to allow researchers, reporters, and others to use the information to advance consumer understanding of insurance. Digest powered by RSS Digest