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April 28, 2014

Recent Stories of Interest

From AIS's Health Reform Week - Blowing past its earlier enrollment estimates, the White House on April 17 said that 8 million people had signed up for coverage through the state and federal insurance exchanges by the mid-April extended enrollment deadline. By contrast, enrollment at the original March 31 deadline stood at 7.1 million (HRW 4/7/14, p. 1). Also rising was the percentage of enrollees in the highly desired “young invincible” category. Of the enrollees on the federally run exchanges, 35% are under 35 years of age — a percentage that gets closer to the 40% threshold that some experts say is optimal for the exchange plans to remain viable. Read more

Although the books have barely closed on the last open-enrollment period, some… Read more

Health reform observers generally see little downside to CMS’s last-minute decision to… Read more

Health reform stakeholders are still scanning the landscape after the Affordable Care… Read more

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April 23, 2014
E-News Alert for April 23, 2014

This week's headlines

  • Exchange Enrollment Total Reaches 8 Million People
  • Insurance Exchanges Remain Open in Several States
  • Republicans Support Lawsuit Challenging ACA’s Coverage of Lawmakers and Staff
  • Connecticut’s SHOP Attracts Few Employers
  • ACA’s ‘Coverage Gap’ Catches Millions of People

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April 21, 2014
Tax Preparers Help Boost Exchange Numbers

Tax preparers sign up clients on exchanges. Read article at

April 16, 2014
E-News Alert for April 16, 2014

This week's headlines

  • More Insurers Expect to Join Exchanges, Expand Offerings in 2015
  • Some States Avoid Paying Contractors for Balky Exchange Sites
  • Most Newly Insured Under ACA Are Medicaid Recipients or Receive Subsidies, Survey Finds
  • CBO Report Forecasts Lower Premium Increases, Savings to Government
  • CMS Releases Q&A Memo to Insurers Explaining Budget Neutrality of Risk-Corridor Program

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