Health insurance exchanges may fall short on enrollment

Health Insurance exchange marketplaces

Exchanges continue to struggle with technical problems Ongoing problems with the federal insurance exchange network in the U.S. may mean that the enrollment goals for may be impossible to meet. Exchanges throughout the country began operation on October 1, 2013, but relatively few people have been able to apply for coverage through exchanges managed by the federal government. Severe technical issues crippled in its early weeks, making it impossible for many people to apply for health insurance coverage through the federal exchange network. Agency lowers estimates concerning enrollment…

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Health insurance regulation receives growing support

Though the public still continues to debate over the benefits of the new mandate that will require all Americans to have health insurance, a new CNN/ORC International Poll has suggested that the support for this central element to the 2010 healthcare reform legislation has been increasing since June 2011. The results of this survey were released just as the Supreme Court has taken on the decision of whether or not the massive healthcare system changes by President Barack Obama, which was passed by a Democratic Congress, is indeed constitutional. It…

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Health insurance industry begins showing support for presidential candidates

The health insurance industry is beginning to show tentative support for political candidates in the upcoming election season, according to research from the Center for Responsive Politics, a non-profit political research group. The two candidates receiving this support are Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama – the only candidates to have shown support for a health insurance mandate. Such mandates stand to benefit the health insurance industry and throwing support behind the candidate with the most popular health care policy may prove to be lucrative in the future. Health…

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