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It’s official: The feds will run most Obamacare exchanges
02-19-2013, 01:11 PM
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It’s official: The feds will run most Obamacare exchanges
Friday was a very important day for health policy days. It was the last day for states to tell the federal government whether they wanted any part in running the Affordable Care Act health exchanges come 2014. Read more.

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Hopefully this initial step ... some of the mostly red states leaving the exchanges to the Federal Government ... will ultimately result in a national health insurance program that drastically simplifies how physicians and hospitals deal with Health Plans and creates a healthcare system where actual cost management is possible.
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02-19-2013, 09:04 PM
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It's fine with me but it's clear that it's a political ploy. If you're unhappy with health care, blame Democrats. And if these exchanges allow $2,0000 & $5,000 deductibles, there will be a lot of unhappy people. I seriously hope they get this right.
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02-23-2013, 02:20 PM
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Health care coverage begins January 1, 2014

California: Under the rules, the most comprehensive policies classified as gold and platinum level coverage will have no annual deductibles and offer office visits as low as $25. All silver plans, the moderate-price option, will have $2,000 annual deductibles for individuals, charge $45 for primary care office visits and $250 for using emergency rooms. Bronze plans, expected to have the lowest premiums, will have $5,000 deductibles for individuals and $70 office visits. Annual family deductibles are double those of individuals. Consumer cost sharing amounts will be lower for people whose income qualifies them for subsidies.

In announcing the rules, the state also launched its official website Covered California website (Cost-Estimate Calculator), part of what is expected to be an all-out effort to reach millions of state residents who will be directly affected by the law because they are uninsured, buy their own coverage, or work for a small employer.

The state does not yet have premium information from insurance carriers, but expects to announce those rates in June, Lee said.


Oregon: The Oregon exchange is expected to begin enrolling uninsured Oregonians and small businesses with less than 100 employees by October 2013, and providing coverage by January 2014. The website of Oregon’s Health Insurance Exchange, with information and updates that includes overview of the exchange, and links to meetings and resources.

All others: State Health Insurance Guides
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02-23-2013, 03:10 PM
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RE: It’s official: The feds will run most Obamacare exchanges
So ironic like everything else about Republicans - the most anti-government states have chosen to have their healthcare exchanges actually run by the government. But the GOP's reasoning seems clear enough -- they will run attack ads for local races for years against Democrats based on even the most minor glitch that occurs within the exchanges -- and God forbid an actual major messup occurs.

On the other hand, if everything goes off flawlessly, and red-state constituents actually start to find that 'Obamacare' is helping them as intended, then the GOP will have to find another target for their non-stop nonsense.
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