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Obamacare Enrollment Data: Employer Based Coverage Declines

Obamacare Enrollment Data: Employer Based Coverage Declines
That was because almost all the gains in individual coverage through the Obamacare exchanges were offset by reduced enrollment in employer-sponsored group coverage. During the same period, Medicaid enrollment increased by about 5 million, …
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Latest Obamacare freakout: enrollment 'plummeting' (Spoiler: not so)
In the latest leg of their endless journey to find bad news about the Affordable Care Act, conservative analysts and websites have seized on some ambiguous figures to declare that enrollment is "plummeting," "shrinking," "sinking rapidly"–choose your …
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Wellpoint, Humana Obamacare Enrollment On The Rise
Wellpoint (WLP), parent of several Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans across the country, enrolled more Americans than it thought via public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act and expects even more people to sign up to its Medicaid plans for the …
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CBS’s Major Garrett Calls Out W.H. For Backing Away From ObamaCare Enrollment Goals

CBS's Major Garrett Calls Out W.H. For Backing Away From ObamaCare Enrollment Goals

CBS’s Major Garrett Calls Out W.H. For Backing Away From ObamaCare Enrollment Goals (January 6, 2014)
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9000 Ill. inmates enroll in Obamacare
COOK COUNTY, Ill. — Rising mental health problems at the Cook County Jail have prompted nearly 9,000 inmates to sign up for Obamacare, according to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart. NBC Chicago reports that Dart said that health care services for the …
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Under Obamacare, some workers to be auto-enrolled in health plans
Under the law, companies with more than 200 full-time workers have to enroll new, full-time employees in one of the company health plans unless the employee chooses not to join. Employers are waiting for the Department of Labor to issue regulations …
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9000 Cook County Jail Inmates Enroll in Obamacare Amid Mental Health Crisis
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says nearly 9,000 inmates have signed up for Obamacare amid a rising mental health problem in county jail. "Systemically, over the course of decades, we've sort of carved back all the mental health services to the point …
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Kathleen Sebelius Wrongly Insists She Cannot Legally Enroll in Obamacare in Heated Argument

Kathleen Sebelius Wrongly Insists She Cannot Legally Enroll in Obamacare in Heated Argument

10/30/13 – Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius engaged in a heated exchange with a Republican representative about whether or not she plans to e…

Obamacare premiums to rise a modest 4.2% in 2015

Obamacare premiums to rise a modest 4.2% in 2015
Defying an industry trend of double-digit rate hikes, California officials said the more than 1.2 million consumers in the state-run Obamacare insurance exchange can expect modest price increases of 4.2% on average next year. On Thursday, Covered …
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Senate documents and interviews undercut 'bombshell' lawsuit against
This argument is based on the language in the ACA that says subsidies go to those using the “exchange established by the state,” which, it is said, cannot apply to the exchange established by the federal government. If this is somehow upheld by the …
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State sits out new Obamacare grants
Although the two actions appear somewhat contradictory, the bottom line is the same: Oklahoma will remain on the sidelines as Washington hands out money to states and health-care groups that apply to participate in Affordable Care Act grant programs.
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The 8 Biggest Myths About ObamaCare: NCPA Report


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 29, 2014

While millions of Americans have already lost their health coverage due to ObamaCare, many more will see their health care disrupted as the new law changes the American health system, according to a new report from the National Center for Policy Analysis that debunks eight of the most pervasive myths surrounding the Affordable Care Act.

“Two months after ObamaCare’s open-enrollment finished, the cracks are showing,” says NCPA Senior Fellow John R. Graham. “Millions of people have lost their health benefits and have signed up for ObamaCare plans in health-insurance exchanges. They are discovering that they have limited access to care, and were even misled about which doctors are in their provider networks. Medicare, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home-health care were raided for billions of dollars to pay for this new health program, which is already broken.”

For example –

Myth: If you like your health plan, you can keep it.


    Actually, 6 million people have had their insurance policies canceled, and another 19 million are enrolled in private health plans that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act’s requirements.
    Business’ employee health plans were supposed to be grandfathered into the law, but they lose that protection when small changes — such as a change in the deductible — occur.
    A government memo predicts that up to two-thirds of Americans with employer-provided health insurance will have to switch to more expensive, regulated plans and that, eventually, all plans will lose their grandfathered status.

Myth: If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.

    In reality, many exchange plans have narrow networks that limit a patient’s choice of doctor. In fact, a staggering 70 percent of California physicians are not in California’s exchange networks.
    Without an influx of new doctors, there is no realistic way to meet the demand that will be created by 26 million newly insured who seek to double their health care consumption. By 2015, the Association of American Medical Colleges predicts a shortfall of 21,000 primary care doctors.

Myth: There is an employer mandate to offer affordable coverage.

    Actually, an employer is fined $ 2,000 for each employee if he refuses to provide health coverage. $ 2,000 is generally cheaper than the cost of health benefits, so many employees will stop offering health insurance.
    Moreover, the Affordable Care Act incentivizes self-insured employers to offer very expensive coverage and require their employees to pay up to 9.5 percent of their wages in premiums and the full cost of coverage for their families. If an employee turns down this offer from his employer, he is not entitled to subsidies in the exchanges.

Myth: Health reform will lower the cost of health insurance by $ 2,500 a year per family.

    In fact, coverage will become more expensive for everyone outside of a small portion of older, low-income adults who have access to highly subsidized exchange coverage.

Graham also said, “The myths peddled by the Administration to sell ObamaCare are not harmless fairy tales, they have resulted in a program that is harming people’s access to health care.”

Full text: The Biggest Myths of ObamaCare: http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/ib144.pdf

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Court Rejects ObamaCare Suit
Ron Johnson of Wisconsin announced his ObamaCare lawsuit on the pages of The Wall Street Journal. … House Speaker John Boehner has also filed an ObamaCare lawsuit that focuses on the president's delay of the employer mandate. …. Congress should …
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One State Is Being Sued Over Obamacare Politics
The organizations filing the suit say these delays are a result of changes to TennCare that were put into place following the Obamacare rollout. On Jan. 1, the state stopped accepting direct applications for coverage, instead requiring consumers to …
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The Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) Special Enrollment Sessions

The Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) Special Enrollment Sessions
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Enroll in a health care plan during Special Enrollment Period, a time outside of Open Enrollment in which you and your family may qualify to sign up.  To register for an enrollment session conducted by federally-approved Navigator/Enrollment Assister CARE (Consumer Assistance & Resource Enterprise), please call 702.836.9033. Type: Other Age Group: Adults & Seniors 

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Healthcare Self-Management Accelerated with Personalized Customer Dashboard


Colorado Springs, Colo. (PRWEB) June 10, 2014

CodeBaby, a leading intelligent virtual assistant (IVA) technology provider for healthcare insurance companies and providers, announces its next generation healthcare dashboard: Insyte. This unique customer healthcare solution will be introduced at AHIP’s Institute 2014 conference in Seattle June 11-13.

From the first day of the challenging 2014 enrollment period, CodeBaby has been better engaging consumers and gleaning firsthand information. One insurance company’s consumer-direct portal with a customized CodeBaby avatar went live the day Obamacare kicked off, making it one of the longest running consumer direct experiences tracked thus far. Statistics are early, but indicative.

This has uniquely positioned CodeBaby to have invaluable insight into the real needs of consumers and providers, as well as forecast healthcare technology trends for 2015.

Driven by this insight, the next generation CodeBaby Insyte gives consumers comprehensive visibility and “what if” scenarios to make informed decisions by providing a deeper understanding of their individual health picture. Payers can now provide this to their customers with the ability to serve up personalized data from multiple data sources into a single unified, interactive experience.

“Our customers anticipate a vital competitive advantage to providing consumers with greater visibility and control of their healthcare,” says Dennis McGuire, CEO of CodeBaby. “Having experienced reduced costs and increased consumer engagement during the 2014 enrollment period, they expect even more benefits by putting exactly the information consumers need at their fingertips. Items such as plan details, claims, health data, prescription refills and much more can be accessed in one place, allowing plan customers a clear view of their specific situation.”

Forrester researcher Skip Snow, who covers the Health IT space for CIOs, confirms that consumers and patients want more control and visibility into their healthcare choices. In his April 9 blog post, Snow indicates the new federal healthcare IT framework will require more health information data exchange, electronic access to clinical results, (online) medication management and electronic communications between patients and healthcare payer or provider networks.

CodeBaby has a proven ability to forecast demand and proactively deliver vital capabilities in the burgeoning movement of advocating for patients’ involvement in their own healthcare decisions. The company was awarded the 2013 Industry Innovator “Superstar” Award by The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism (IHC) for providing solutions to pressing health and benefit issues.

“CodeBaby brings a deeply engaging interaction between health and benefit companies and their end users, ensuring their customers and employees are able to take fully informed action,” said Douglas N. Field, CEO of The Institute of HealthCare Consumerism. “In a space that is undergoing tremendous transformation, this type of innovation drives improvements in healthcare consumerism.”

Demand for patient self-advocacy is a natural offshoot of the healthcare exchange environment, which is here to stay. CodeBaby’s rapid-response via Insyte provides customers with the capabilities to answer this urgent need and remain highly competitive.

About CodeBaby: CodeBaby is a global customer engagement and leading intelligent virtual assistant (IVA) technology provider founded in 2001 by two Canadian physicians turned gaming entrepreneurs (former CEOs of Bioware and executives of Electronic Arts). Leveraging emotional engagement and gaming expertise, CodeBaby’s solutions drive engagement and retention for Fortune 500 customers within healthcare, financials, banking, and eCommerce. CodeBaby was recently named a 2013 IHC Superstar Award Winner for providing innovative solutions in healthcare consumerism and benefits enrollment. Visit our website: http://www.codebaby.com or follow us on Twitter: @CodeBaby.