Washington Post: How states could avert a Supreme Court Obamacare disaster

By Jason Millman The stage is set for another Obamacare showdown at the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) If the Supreme Court rules next spring against insurance subsidies in states that have refused to run their own marketplaces, these states will face a decision with implications for millions of people who’d suddenly lose subsidies: Do they cave and set … Continue reading

Reuters: Obamacare enrollment group has less money, bigger outreach goal

Fifty-four-years-old Natalia Pollack (L), uninsured since 1999, is assisted to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, by Carlos Tapia, a certified application councilor at a Single Stop USA site at West Side Campaign Against Hunger in New York City March 31, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE SEGAR (Reuters) – Enroll … Continue reading

LA Times: California spends $13.4 million to fix Obamacare service woes

Ana Oliva and Felix Portillo of Los Angeles ask Valeria Lopez about Covered California insurance at an enrollment event in March in downtown L.A. (Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times) By CHAD TERHUNE  California’s health insurance exchange hired two outside firms for $13.4 million to address long wait times for consumers calling about their Obamacare coverage. Covered … Continue reading

Washington Post: Obamacare Round 2: States gear up for start of next enrollment period in November

This year’s enrollment will be half as long, and by now, the most eager participants have already signed up. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)  By Anna Gorman and Julie Appleby October 5 LOS ANGELES — As states gear up for Round 2 of Affordable Care Actenrollment next month, they have their sights set on people like Miles Alva. … Continue reading

NY Times: U.S. to End Coverage Under Health Care Law for Tens of Thousands

By ROBERT PEAR WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said on Monday that it planned to terminate health insurance for 115,000 people on Oct. 1 because they had failed to prove that they were United States citizens or legal immigrants eligible for coverage under the Affordable Care Act. It also told 363,000 people that they could … Continue reading

KHN: $60 Million For 34 States To Boost Obamacare Enrollment

By Phil Galewitz Two Planned Parenthood chapters, two United Way organizations, a food bank association and a Catholic hospital system are among 90 nonprofit groups that will receive a total of $60 millionto help people sign up for health insurance, the Department of Health and Human Services announced today. The money will help people in 34 states that … Continue reading

The Washington Times: IRS commissioner: We’ll deal with Obamacare even though Congress has withheld funding request

** FILE ** Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testifies under subpoena before the House Oversight Committee as lawmakers continue their probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the IRS, on Capitol Hill in … more >   By Tom Howell Jr.  IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told Congress on … Continue reading

Kaiser Family Foundation: Analysis of 2015 Premium Changes in the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplaces

Cynthia Cox and Larry Levitt and Gary Claxton and Rosa Ma and Robin Duddy-Tenbrunsel With the second open enrollment period of the health insurance marketplaces approaching, this analysis provides an initial look at premium changes for marketplace plans for individuals in 15 states and the District of Columbia that have publicly released comprehensive data on … Continue reading

KHN: States To Help Pay Obamacare Tax On Insurers

By Phil Galewitz, KHN Staff Writer When Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, it required health insurers, hospitals, device makers and pharmaceutical companies to share in the cost because they would get a windfall of new, paying customers.  But with an $8 billion tax on insurers due Sept. 30 — the first time the new tax is … Continue reading

LA Times: California officials gearing up for Obamacare open enrollment

Workers help applicants register for healthcare insurance during an enrollment fair at the Bay Area Rescue Mission in Richmond, Calif. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) By CHAD TERHUNE  Looking to avoid the pitfalls and confusion that surrounded the launch of Obamacare, California is gearing up to get 1.2 million people to renew their health policies … Continue reading

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