Montana is working to expand its health insurance program

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Montana opens public comment period for Medicaid expansion Federal officials are taking public comment in Montana concerning the expansion of Medicaid coverage. The state is currently working on expanding Medicaid coverage to some 70,000 low-income residents. The comment period is set to run through October 15, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Expanding the state’s health insurance program has been a hard battle, as state lawmakers have resisted expanding the program due such an action’s association with the Affordable Care Act. State has already outlined plans to…

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Special enrollment period open for those without health insurance coverage

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Those without insurance could find coverage through federal exchanges through new enrollment period A special enrollment period will be open for those without health insurance coverage in the United States. The enrollment period is meant for those that have recently discovered that they will be subject to financial penalties for being uninsured. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services cited a recent survey that found as many as 40% of uninsured people were unaware of federal penalties for lacking coverage. The special enrollment period could help solve this problem. Special…

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Health insurance exchanges are performing well throughout the country

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HHS information shows that 1.9 million new customers have been enrolled in federal exchanges The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that this year’s open enrollment period is off to a good start. The federal agency, which is responsible for the deployment of the Affordable Care Act alongside the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has released information concerning enrollment throughout the country. As of December 19, 1.9 million new customers have enrolled for coverage in exchanges in 37 states. Another 4.5 million people have renewed…

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Health insurance enrollment is up throughout the US

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2.5 million people enroll for coverage through exchange An estimated 2.5 million new people have enrolled in health insurance exchanges throughout the United States, according to reports from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The agency is responsible for managing the exchanges nationwide and has seen a significant increase in consumer activity over the past month. This year’s open enrollment period has, thus far, proven to be less turbulent than last year’s as exchanges have managed to avoid serious technical difficulties. Exchanges have managed to avoid the technical difficulties…

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Federal health insurance website has been revamped

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HealthCare.gov has been refurbished and may be better than it was last year HealthCare.gov has been refurbished ahead of the beginning of this year’s open enrollment period. Last year, the site sought to offer people throughout the country with access to inexpensive health insurance policies they could find through their state’s insurance exchange. As is often the case, ambitious concepts tend to fail to live up to expectations and the site struggled to accomplish its goal. Severe technical difficulties rendered the site unusable for some people, which left them without…

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700,000 people in the US lose their health insurance coverage

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services discloses that 700,00 people have lost their insurance coverage since May of this year Some 700,000 people in the U.S. have lost their health insurance coverage since May of this year, according to testimony from Marylyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services. This information was disclosed during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. During the hearing, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services was criticized for its lack of transparency and its apparent inability to manage data security…

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Thousands could lose their health insurance coverage in the US

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By the end of September, 115,000 people could lose their insurance coverage The Obama Administration has warned that as many as 115,000 people in 36 states could lose their health insurance coverage by September 30. This is due to unresolved data problems involving citizenship and immigration status. When insurance exchanges began their open enrollment period last year, millions of people applied for insurance coverage. The government suggests that a portion of these enrollees supplied false or incomplete information when using an exchange. The Department of Health and Human Services has…

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