Healthcare reforms are about to get a whole lot funnier

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The celebrities from the Funny or Die studios in Hollywood are helping to promote the health insurance exchanges and laws. Hollywood is now doing its part to help the country to get itself ready for the implementation of the latest pieces of the healthcare reforms, as the state health insurance exchanges get ready to go live on October 1. Mike Farah and the Funny or Die studios team are coming up with as many as 20 different projects for this purpose. In order to make sure that the healthcare reforms…

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Health insurance companies will pay for exchange participation

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The Obama administration has announced that insurers will be charged to sell from the online marketplaces. On Friday, the Obama administration announced that health insurance companies will now need to pay in order to participate in the online exchanges so that they can sell their plans to the millions of American individuals, families, and small businesses who will be using the marketplace. The “user fees” are designed to help to pay for the cost of creating and operating the exchanges. Unfortunately, the primary concern is that the cost of the…

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Health insurance benefits regulations released by HHS

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The department has now provided additional information to assist the states. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has now issued additional details regarding health insurance benefits requirements that have to do with coverage of prescription drugs. The cover has now been further strengthened for the millions of people who will be buying plans. These prescription drug benefits regulations will apply to health insurance policies that will come available late in 2013, in time for the official complete opening of the state exchanges, as per the overall healthcare overhaul…

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Health insurance exchanges planned for 49 states

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Among them, 34 states have already started building their own. According to an announcement from U.S. government officials, there are now health insurance exchanges underway for planning in 49 states across the country. A number of them have just received grants in order to support them in their efforts. Thirty four of the states are already developing the development of their own health insurance marketplaces. These are the ones that have been receiving the grants from the federal government. Most recently, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human…

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Health insurance exchange participation by states encouraged by Obama

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The President and his administration are working to change the remind of reluctant states. Throughout the week, the Obama administration has been working to try to encourage the states that have been reluctant to take control of their own health insurance exchange marketplaces to move forward as time starts to run low before the deadline for acting on this important provision of the healthcare reforms. This marketplace is designed to help millions of Americans to obtain affordable coverage. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be meeting four…

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Health insurance exchanges require massive planning by U.S. Officials

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They are currently preparing for this enormous task which is rapidly approaching. Officials from the Obama Administration are already preparing for the tremendous task of operating the new health insurance exchanges in approximately half of the states in the country. Those states are the ones where local officials are unable or unwilling to operate it themselves. The health insurance exchanges are the very heart of the health care reforms that were put into place by President Obama. Running them will be an enormous task that had not been expected by…

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Recent research discovers new health care reform marketplaces will need significant coordination

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A new study has found that the success of state insurance exchanges will depend on agencies working together. As the different states throughout the country choose whether they will be creating and running their own insurance exchanges according to the changes required by the health care reform under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or whether they will have the federal government do it for them, the results of new research from the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) and Georgetown University has shown that managing and certifying the plans within…

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