Obamacare enrollments continue through April for Oregon

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Those in the state who still have not obtained health insurance, there is still a small amount of time. Oregonians who have not yet complied with the Obamacare regulations by purchasing health insurance coverage will still have another month to buy their plans, due to the broad range of various technical problems that were experienced by users of Cover Oregon. While most of the rest of Americans had their deadline on Monday, the enrollments continue in Oregon. The federal government provided Oregon with the longest break when it came to…

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Health care reform extensions continue for some Americans

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For most people, today is the last day to enroll in an insurance plan, but some have been granted more time. Today is the final official day to enroll in the insurance required by the individual mandate of the health care reform, but some Americans have been granted a little bit of extra time when they have previously been blocked by technical problems on the federal exchange website. A number of states that have their own exchanges have allowed for the same type of extension. Among the states that have…

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Health insurance plans are being snatched up with the deadline looming

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The end of the 2014 open enrollment period for the health care reform is only just over a week away. The Obama administration announced earlier this week that over 5 million people have now enrolled for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, which suggests that the number of people signing up has picked up speed as the deadline for this year rapidly approaches. In the first half of this month, alone, an estimated 800,000 people signed up for coverage on the exchanges. Officials released a blog post that provide…

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Health insurance penalties could add up quickly for the uninsured

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Federal penalties may be more costly than people may realize The federal health insurance mandate has been in effect in the U.S. for nearly three months, but penalties for those without insurance coverage are not expected to be seen until after March 31. When the open enrollment period for insurance exchanges comes to a close, those without insurance coverage will become vulnerable to federal penalties. These penalties levy a 1% of annual household income fee or a flat rate of $95 based on yearly income. These penalties, however, may only…

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Health insurance exchanges have yet to scoop up the uninsured

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Two surveys have revealed that Americans without coverage aren’t flocking to the marketplaces. With the end of open enrollment on March 31 drawing rapidly near, surveys are now revealing that the health insurance exchanges aren’t yet enrolling the number of uninsured Americans that would be necessary to consider the health care reform a roaring success. The first survey suggested that only 1 in 10 uninsured individuals have completed their private plan enrollment. Although these online health insurance marketplaces are now seeing consistent use, they are not drawing the number of…

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