Health insurance exchanges have at least one offering in every U.S. county

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The Affordable Care Act was previously threatened by possible bare patches in plan availability. Earlier in 2017, it appeared as though the health insurance exchanges in several states would suffer bare counties in the 2018 open enrollment period. That said, the situation has turned around and every county continues to have a minimum of one option available. Though President Trump had claimed that the insurance marketplaces were failing, they appear to be healing. President Trump had been pointing to the problem of counties without plans available through the health insurance…

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Will health insurance exchanges crumble under Obamacare repeal?

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According to a number of industry experts and analysts, the marketplaces may just survive. In under a handful of days into the start of 2017, the Republicans made it clear that the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and its health insurance exchanges would be among the first moves of the year. Some predictions have stated that health insurance companies will start withdrawing from the marketplaces. The concern is that the instability brought by the Affordable Care Act repeal could make the health insurance exchanges too much of a risk…

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Health insurance exchange enrollment is nowhere near predictions

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In fact, current statistics show that participation is less than half of what it was expected to be by now. Health insurance exchange enrollment is currently less than half of initial predictions. The lack of participation in the health care law as predicted has caused these marketplaces to undergo a considerable shift. Several major insurers have stopped selling their health plans due to the expense associated with them. Recent Kaiser Family Foundation forecasts indicate that consumers will have far less choice next year. Health reform analyst from the Kaiser Family…

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Health insurance cost is leading concern for consumers

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Choice is not as high up on the importance list when it comes to health plan shoppers. A federal analysis revealed the top concern as health insurance cost among consumers shopping for coverage. Millions of people purchase their health plans on the insurance exchanges in order to comply with the Affordable Care Act. Their top goal when buying health insurance is to be able to save money on the plan they purchase. Several different factors were taken into consideration when examining the issues that mean the most to consumers. Health…

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Federal health insurance exchanges break previous enrollment records

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According to President Obama’s recent announcement, the marketplaces have seen 6 million applications. At the close of last week, President Obama announced that there had already been almost 6 million enrollments in the federal health exchanges in order to purchase coverage through health plans that would be effective in 2016. Officials from the Obama administration believe that this trend is a true indicator of the success of the Affordable Care Act. Analysts had expressed some worry over increased deductibles and premiums. They were concerned that this might present a barrier…

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The health insurance deadline for enrollment extended through MNsure

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Consumers in Minnesota will now have until December 28 to purchase the coverage they need for next year. The health insurance deadline for purchasing coverage through MNsure and insurers in Minnesota has now been extended in order to allow consumers a longer open enrollment period in which to purchase plans that will become effective as of 2016. Shoppers who have waited until the last moment can now buy a policy as late as December 28. The announcement from both MNsure and the insurers for the health insurance deadline has meant…

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Tennessee health insurance enrollments have broken records

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Many residents of the state are finding it easier and more convenient to enroll, regardless of their opinion of their plans. Residents of Tennessee have enrolled in the health insurance exchange in the state in record numbers, in order to comply with the requirements of the Affordable Care Act and in order to have done so by the first open enrollment deadline, which was on Tuesday. By December 5, there had already been 88,007 people in Tennessee who had signed up for health plans. Comparatively, by December 15, 2014 –…

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Idaho makes changes to its health insurance exchange

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State health insurance exchange has been improved to better serve consumers The Idaho health insurance exchange, called Your Health Idaho, is expected to be prepared for business on November 1, when the next open enrollment period begins. The state has been working to reprogram the infrastructure of the exchange, introducing various tweaks and new features that are expected to improve the exchange shopping experience. The exchange has been working to test the changes that have been made for several months in order to ensure that the insurance exchange will be…

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US may miss targets for health insurance exchange enrollment

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Government projections may be too ambitious Last year, the Obama administration declared the Affordable Care Act a success, as it had expanded the availability of health insurance coverage to some 8 million people throughout the United States. These people were able to find coverage through insurance exchanges, through which several private companies offered policies. Consumers also had access to subsidies from the federal government, which have made health insurance more affordable for many people. The success of insurance exchanges lead federal officials to believe that many more people would sign…

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Estimated 10 million people expected to enroll in health insurance exchanges by the end of the year

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HHS predicts that many more people will enroll in state-based insurance exchanges by the end of this year The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expects that some 10 million people will enroll for health insurance coverage through state-based exchanges by the end of this year. More than one-quarter of those without insurance in the country are expected to sign up for policies that suit their needs during the upcoming open enrollment period. The enrollment period is scheduled to begin on November 1, running through January 31, 2016. 8.8…

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