President Obama marked the recent conclusion of the open enrollment period for the federal health care law’s insurance exchanges with a celebration at the White House. The administration exceeded its goal of signing up 7 million Americans for insurance coverage.Read More »
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Arizonans are beginning to warm to the new federal health insurance marketplace, but actual enrollment numbers for new private policies that will take effect Jan. 1 are still extremely low.Read More »
Recently, the Kaiser Family Foundation issued a brief on “Implementing New Private Health Insurance Market Rules,” and it leave room for some interpretations.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer will not pursue a state-run health insurance exchange, opting instead to have the federal government set up an exchange in Arizona.Read More »
If Gov. Jan Brewer pushes for a state-run health insurance exchange or Medicaid expansion next session, there is little doubt that she’ll need more than just Republican votes.Read More »
By upholding the federal health care law, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to establish their own health insurance exchanges — web portals where individuals and small businesses can purchase health plans.Read More »
On Nov. 14, the U.S. Supreme Court granted review of the 26-state lawsuit against the president’s health care law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The court granted five and half hours for oral argument, including two hours of argument on the individual mandate and one and a half hours on severability, which addresses whether, in the event the mandate is found unconstitutional, the entire act must be stricken as well.Read More »
The $30 million that Arizona received this week from the Obama administration will help the state develop and design a health insurance exchange website that can seamlessly interact with Medicaid.
But the pot of money, particularly given its size, potentially poses legal and political complications for Gov. Jan Brewer, who is against the federal health care overhaul and led Arizona in suing over its constitutionality.
Some view Brewer’s decision to seek the grant as tantamount to surrendering Arizona’s case.
Arizona today received $30 million in grant money from the Obama administration to help the state establish a health insurance exchange.
This is on top of the $1 million in planning grant the state earlier got.
The exchange, which is aimed at making it easier for individuals and small businesses to purchase health insurance, is a key component of the federal health care overhaul.
One of the challenges to having good choices is how inclusive those choices are with respect to the methods of care that Arizona citizens find effective and economic. To the extent those effective methods are not part of the conversation the care offered through the exchange may be inadequate or discriminatory.Read More »