California Is Outspending the Federal Government by Millions to Market Obamacare

POSTED 3:39 PM, DECEMBER 3, 2017, BY CNN WIRE Californians are getting barraged with online pop-up ads, radio spots and television commercials, all aimed at persuading them to sign up for Affordable Care Act health plans during this year’s open enrollment season. Covered California, the state’s Obamacare exchange, is wielding a monster marketing budget that devotes […]
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Influx of shoppers expected for early Obamacare deadline

Holly Fletcher, USA TODAY NETWORK – TennesseePublished 8:52 p.m. CT Dec. 6, 2017 | Updated 10:10 a.m. CT Dec. 7, 2017 Open enrollment for Obamacare 2018 plans began Nov. 1. For most states, the last day to sign up is Dec. 15. Video provided by Newsy Newslook (Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) CONNECTTWEET 1LINKEDIN 1COMMENTEMAILMORE Updated to reflect recent data from […]
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POLITICO survey: Insurers finally making money on Obamacare

But the upturn comes as the markets face increased political assault. By PAUL DEMKO 12/07/2017 05:01 AM EST Insurance agents help clients shop for insurance under the Affordable Care Act on Nov. 1 in Miami. Despite expected profits, the markets in many states remain in perilous shape. | Joe Raedle/Getty Image Insurers have finally figured out […]
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Record level of sign-ups for Obamacare plans reported despite Trump administration opposition

A record number of people signed up for Obamacare plans on the first day of the enrollment season, according to a new report. In California, Obamacare sign-ups were up 25 percent on the first day. The upward bump came despite a slashing of enrollment promotion budgets by the Trump administration. Dan Mangan | @_DanMangan Published 12:13 […]
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The tricky math of Obamacare premium hikes

By WALECIA KONRAD MONEYWATCH November 7, 2017, 5:00 AM Premium prices for health care policies sold on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces were finally made public just before open enrollment started on Nov. 1. As shown in a recent Kaiser Family Foundation analysis, the numbers offer a revealing look into some surprising trends and some important points consumers need […]
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Obama Takes To Twitter To Promote Obamacare Enrollment

November 1, 20171:38 PM ET ALISON KODJAK Twitter Get America Covered/Screenshot by NPR Former President Barack Obama took to Twitter Wednesday morning to encourage people to shop for Affordable Care Act health insurance. Obama’s rare appeal comes as his signature health care law is under attack by his successor, President Trump, and Republicans in Congress. […]
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Medicaid Expansion Wins In Maine In Victory For Obamacare

Bruce Japsen , CONTRIBUTOR I write about healthcare business and policy  Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Susan Johnston helps coordinate the election day canvassing effort at the Mainers for Health Care headquarters for ballot question 2 to expand Medicaid, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Portland, Maine. Voters in Maine will join 31 other states and […]
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How To Maximize Your Obamacare Benefits During Open Enrollment

Aside from providing basic health coverage, the various ACA plans also include some pretty decent perks. by Nicole Spector / Nov.08.2017 / 12:34 AM ET Florida Blue agent Ismaris Crespo, right, explains the different Affordable Care Act enrollment options to Catherine Reviati on Nov. 2 in Hialeah, Florida.Alan Diaz / AP The Trump administration may have all but eliminated its […]
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Obamacare Shopping Is Trickier Than Ever. Here’s A Cheat Sheet.

by JAY HANCOCK Health care is complicated. Shopping for an individual health plan just got even more so, with President Donald Trump’s decision last month to block $7 billion in Affordable Care Act subsidies. Known as cost-sharing reduction payments (CSRs), these federal funds had helped insurers offset the costs of the discounts they are required […]
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Why tens of thousands of Coloradans choose to pay a fine rather than buy health insurance

Affordable Care Act tax penalty cost Coloradans $60.6 million in 2015 Alex Brandon, The Associated Press The Healthcare.gov website is seen on a computer screen Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Washington. The Trump administration says consumers can start previewing plans and premiums online for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act in 2018. Open enrollment […]