Health Care Reform Timeline – The clock is ticking!

Many states are currently locked in the legislative throes of establishing a new health insurance exchange, as mandated by the Affordable Care Act. While states are not required to have a fully functioning exchange in place until 2014, the government has issued a mid-term deadline. Kathleen Sebelius, secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services, says that the deadline is slated for some point in 2012. If states cannot show that they have made sufficient progress in establishing exchanges the federal government will take over the plan. Several states…

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Health insurer for reform

With the insurance industry in the U.S. undergoing significant changes, customers are finding it hard to keep up with companies trying to adapt to an evolving playing field. The health care reform law, The Affordable Care Act, was passed only last year and has had sweeping implications on how the industry is to operate. Health care reform has attracted its share of supporters and opponents, but a chief executive of one of the nation’s largest insurers says that the changes coming from the Act are for the greater good. Aetna,…

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