Archive: November, 2013

CALIFORNIA’S STATE-RUN WEBSITE FARES BETTER THAN FEDERAL WEBSITE

November 26, 2013 No Comments by admin
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Below is an article showing that Covered California is running much smoother than the federal exchange. Coveredca.com is not without it’s problems, but in comparison to healthcare.gov it is much better. Early Start Gives Covered California An Edge In Health-Care Rollout The Fresno Bee BY BARBARA ANDERSON The head of California’s health insurance marketplace didn’t [...]

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EVEN POLITICIANS SEE HIGHER PREMIUMS UNDER OBAMACARE

November 26, 2013 No Comments by admin
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Below is an article that gives insight to the fact that it isn’t just the general public who is being effected by Obamacare. House Speaker John Boehner recently went shopping for a new health plan and below is what he found. John Boehner’s Premiums Spike Under Obamacare Politico By JONATHAN ALLEN House Speaker John Boehner’s [...]

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HOTLINES AVAILABLE FOR HEALTH PLAN TRANSITION

November 26, 2013 No Comments by admin
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013 Covered California Launches Hotline for Consumers Facing Plan Transition Service Center Representatives Will Be Trained to Care for Particular Needs SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California™ today established a special customer care unit and phone number dedicated to helping enrollees who are transitioning from current market health insurance plans to coverage under [...]

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THE IMPACT OF OBAMACARE IN NORTH CAROLINA

November 26, 2013 No Comments by admin
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Below is an article that shows how North Carolina is being impacted by Obamacare. House Panel Gets Earful on Obamacare in N.C. ABC News By Betsy Klein GASTONIA, N.C. — As the Affordable Care Act rollout continues to plague the Obama administration, Americans are feeling the impact of the bill across the country, according to [...]

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HEALTHCARE.GOV CALL CENTERS WILL BE CLOSED ON THANKSGIVING

November 26, 2013 No Comments by admin
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Workers at the call centers for the federal exchange will have Thanksgiving off. See article below. Health Website Call Center Closed on Thanksgiving WASHINGTON November 26, 2013 (AP) If you’re planning to sign up for insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law while the turkey is roasting, don’t count on getting help by telephone. [...]

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OBAMA’S ADMINISTRATION TAKING CREDIT FOR SLOWED HEALTH CARE SPENDING

November 26, 2013 No Comments by admin
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Read the article below and you will realize that the slowing of health care spending is actually not something President Obama and his administration should be taking credit for. It turns out, health care spending has been slowing since before 2010, in other words before Obamacare was enacted. Also, take a look at what the [...]

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HEALTH INSURERS TO RECEIVE ADJUSTED RISK PAYMENTS IN 2014

November 26, 2013 No Comments by admin
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For the first three years, health insurers were to receive help from the federal government to help offset the uncertainty of the cost to insure everyone who signs up. Below is an article that discusses the adjustments and why they are occurring. U.S. Government Plan Adjusts 2014 Risk Payments for Health Insurers Reuters The U.S. [...]

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OBAMA’S BIRTH CONTROL MANDATE BEING CHALLENGED

November 26, 2013 No Comments by admin
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The mandate that employers provide health insurance that covers birth control and family-planning methods is being challenged by Hobby Lobby, a craft chain, and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. They claim that the mandate violates their religious beliefs and the First Amendment. The cases will begin in the spring. Below is an article with more details [...]

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PREMIUM COSTS ARE NOT GOING UP FOR EVERYONE.

November 26, 2013 No Comments by admin
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The article below discusses how not everyone’s costs for health insurance are going to go up. In fact, a lot of people’s health insurance costs are going to go down. People are seeing numbers and making assumptions right away when they are actually reading the numbers incorrectly, like in the examples below. This is why [...]

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LOW INCOME FAMILIES BEING FORCED INTO MEDICAID

November 25, 2013 No Comments by admin
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The article below discusses how some families who are low income are being forced into Medicaid even if they don’t want it. ObamaCare Forcing People Into Medicaid FoxNews.com By Doug McKelway One woman’s demoralizing experience with the ObamaCare website, which her daughter documented in an article this week in The Wall Street Journal, is shining [...]

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