20 million people have received health insurance through the Affordable Care Act

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Health care reform has made insurance coverage more accessible An estimated 20 million people in the United States have managed to acquire health insurance coverage since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services. Over the past few years, the health care reform law has been subject to harsh criticism, with opponents of the legislation threatening to repeal the law in favor of a different solution. The Obama Administration, however, notes that more people have access…

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Growth of health insurance in the US stalled in 2015

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Efforts to reduce the country’s uninsured population began to slow significantly in 2015 Health insurance has expanded in the United States, with the Obama Administration noting that some 11.3 million people have enrolled for coverage through exchanges throughout the country. Efforts to reduce the country’s uninsured population may not be going smoothly, however. The recent Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found that reducing the uninsured rate among adults stalled in 2015. This has raised concerns that the Affordable Care Act may not be having the impact that President Barack Obama had intended.…

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Obama administration makes insurance news with EU agreement negotiations

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The U.S. Treasury and U.S. Trade Representative have said they plan to work for a covered agreement. The insurance news announcement has now been made that the U.S. Treasury and the U.S. Trade Representative intend to enter into negotiations with the European Union over a covered agreement regarding insurance. The goal of these negotiations will be to “level the regulatory playing field for U.S-based insurers and reinsurers.” E.U. insurance companies and industry regulators have been expressing frustration with regards to the American reinsurance collateral requirements. The issue at the center…

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Delays reported in upgrading the federal health insurance exchange network

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Upgrades are being delayed, but are expected to be ready before the beginning of the open enrollment period Open enrollment for U.S. health insurance exchanges will begin November 1 this year and the federal government is working on improving its insurance gateway, HealthCare.gov. Earlier this month, the government announced that it would be making long-awaited upgrades to the website before the open enrollment period began, but these updates may be delayed somewhat. While federal officials believe that the updates will be online before the enrollment period begins, ongoing issues may…

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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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Affordable Care Act could struggle due to insurance policy cancellations

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Some customers have decided that they can’t afford subsidized coverage and are letting it expire. The new open health insurance enrollment period will be beginning under the Affordable Care Act on November 1, and while this means that campaigns are soon going to launch in full force to encourage the remaining 10.5 million eligible uninsured people to purchase coverage, dropouts are working against that effort. The insurance exchanges are now needing to focus on keeping their current customers as well as attracting new ones. This is a new trend since…

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Government to improve its health insurance gateway

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HealthCare.gov will be receiving promising upgrades The U.S. government is looking to improve its health insurance gateway, HealthCare.gov, ahead of the beginning of the next open enrollment period in November. The upgrades are expected to improve the services that the site provides to consumers, making it easier to enroll in health insurance plans. In the past, HealthCare.gov has failed to successfully enroll consumers, making it difficult for them to find the coverage that they need. The government has brought many improvements to the site over the years, but the latest…

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Millions of people have found health insurance coverage in the US

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Survey shows that 7 million people have found coverage through exchanges in the US The National Center for Health Statistics has released the results from a new survey, showing that more than 7 million people have managed to find health insurance coverage due to the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The federal law had generated a great deal of controversy as it made its way through the legislative process, with many lawmakers suggesting that it would do more harm to the country’s health care system than good. In most…

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CDC report highlights the expansion of health insurance coverage

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Report shows that the uninsured rate throughout the US has fallen since the Affordable Care Act The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new report that shows that the number of people without health insurance in the United States has declined significantly since the Affordable Care Act took effect. The federal law has expanded access to insurance coverage to millions of people, either through increased insurance programs such as Medicare, or through the introduction of insurance exchanges. The law may continue to reduce the number of…

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