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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Where We Are With Obamacare And Where We’re Going

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An analysis by a team of New York Times reporters finds that after almost a year, the Affordable Care Act has succeeded in delivering on its main promises but has also fallen short in some ways. Other reports look at how consumers could be in for some surprises when open enrollment begins next month, including the possibility of being billed for two different plans, and how the SHOP exchanges for small businesses have gone live in Illinois and Missouri.
The New York Times: Is The Affordable Care Act Working?
After a year fully in place, the Affordable Care Act has largely succeeded in delivering on President Obama’s main promises, an analysis by a team of reporters and data researchers shows. But it has also fallen short in some ways and given rise to a powerful conservative backlash. (10/26)
The New York Times: Insurers’ Consumer Data Isn’t Ready For Enrollees
With health insurance marketplaces about to open for 2015 enrollment, the Obama administration has told insurance companies that it will delay requirements for them to disclose data on the number of people enrolled, the number of claims denied and the costs to consumers for specific services. For months, insurers have been asking the administration if they had to comply with two sections of the Affordable Care Act that require “transparency in coverage.” (Pear, 10/25)
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Communication Issues Cast Cloud On Coverage Renewal
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