Tennessee insurance representatives and business owners meet to discuss the health insurance market

Professionals representing the Tennessee health insurance industry gathered in Hendersonville, Tennessee, this week to meet with business owners and state officials to discuss the current state of the insurance market and what effects a health insurance exchange would have on it. The changes coming to the insurance industry as part of the Affordable Care Act have left many business owners in the state with questions. Some are unsure how the new laws will affect their ability to offer health care to their employees, while others are still questioning what a…

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Idaho health insurance exchange, Insurance Commissioner notes that it may cost insurance agents their jobs.

The debate on whether to pursue federally mandated health insurance exchanges continues in Idaho. The state has stood divided on the issue since Congress passed the Affordable Care Act back in 2010. Opponents of the health care overhaul say that the changes to health care are unconstitutional and have resisted efforts to establish an insurance exchange in the state. Many have gone so far as to reject monetary aid from the government for the initiative. Governor C.L. Otter, backed by several lawmakers, now says that time is growing short and…

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New health insurance exchanges may encourage entrepreneurship

Under the new healthcare reforms, insurance exchanges are being established within each state so that uninsured individuals will be better able to find affordable policies, making experts wonder if the risk of self employment will therefore decrease to the degree that it will become appealing to individuals who had feared losing the health insurance they have through their employer. These health insurance exchanges will be in operation by 2014. In July 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services released the exchange setup guidelines, leading more than half the states…

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Wisconsin at the forefront of democrat healthcare reform requirements

Wisconsin seems to be ahead of the curve when it comes to instituting health insurance exchanges. The state has recently completed the infrastructure necessary for supporting the system in spite of stiff opposition from Governor Scott Walker. Walker has denounced the exchanges as an overstepping of the federal governments boundaries, a notion shared amongst several Republicans that have opposed the health care reform law. ¬†According to the law, states are tasked with setting up a self-sustaining exchange program by 2014. If they fail to do so, the federal government will…

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