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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
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  • High volume slows Maryland's health exchange website

    High volume slows Maryland's health exchange website
    Heavy volume on the newly opened Maryland health exchange website pushed those looking to buy insurance into virtual waiting rooms for up to a half-hour Wednesday morning. Wednesday had been billed as the day the public would gain full access to the...
  • Hampton Roads small-business options expand under Affordable Care Act

    Hampton Roads small-business options expand under Affordable Care Act
    For small-business owners, the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, has introduced more health insurance options. In a series of seminars, the Retail Alliance, a century-old Hampton Roads business advocacy group, has been educating retailers and...
  • Health site has political overtones

    Health site has political overtones
    The Maryland Health Connection website is certainly much improved from its original debut, but why has it been politicized ("With Obamacare, health insurance leads to better health," Nov. 18)? The prominent heading on the exchange is "Change is here"...
  • Hundreds attend local ACA health enrollment events Saturday; get enrollment help Sunday

    Hundreds attend local ACA health enrollment events Saturday; get enrollment help Sunday
    On the first day of the second year of the Affordable Care Act's state insurance marketplaces, enrollment proceeded smoothly, according to local event organizers. At the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton, Gaylene Kanoyton, head of the advocacy group...
  • State Insurance Chief To Leave Dec. 11

    State Insurance Chief To Leave Dec. 11
    State Insurance Commissioner Thomas B. Leonardi, who led the department for nearly four years and traveled widely as an industry expert, is resigning to take a job with a New York investment firm. Leonardi, 60, is taking a job at Evercore Partners Inc.,...
  • Southland employers expect 4.8% hike in health-benefit costs

    Southland employers expect 4.8% hike in health-benefit costs
    Southern California employers expect their health-benefit costs to rise 4.8% next year as the economy recovers and mandates under the federal health law kick in, a new survey shows. Nationwide, more people are expected to sign up for health benefits...
  • Top insurers overstated doctor networks, California regulators charge

    Top insurers overstated doctor networks, California regulators charge
    Bolstering a chief complaint about Obamacare coverage, California regulators said two major health insurers violated state law by overstating the number of doctors available to patients. More than 25% of physicians listed by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue...
  • Maryland health exchange quietly allows public early access

    Maryland health exchange quietly allows public early access
    Officials at the Maryland health exchange had a plan: Roll out their revamped online insurance marketplace slowly and have a tech team ready to jump on problems. But unlike last year, when the site crashed the first day, open enrollment came and there...
  • Leading Md. to thrive, not just survive

    Leading Md. to thrive, not just survive
    As the president of an association representing Maryland's long-term care provider community, I have been fortunate to work with many state leaders. I appreciate that Gov. O'Malley brought to Maryland a data-driven focus and political calculus that...
  • State details payments to former contractor on botched health exchange

    State details payments to former contractor on botched health exchange
    With the staggered rollout of the Maryland health exchange's new website going as planned — and about 500 applications for health insurance completed in the first two days — officials paused to offer a window into the costs associated with the...
  • New Medicaid expansion push set

    New Medicaid expansion push set
    As the Florida Legislature organized Tuesday for the 2015 lawmaking session so too did health care advocates who want to convince the Legislature to expand Medicaid and provide health care coverage to hundreds of thousands of Floridians not eligible for...