Latest Health Insurance MarketPlace + Arkansas News

 :: Posted by admin on 04-25-2015

Letters on Schmidt's assault on marijuana ordinance, uninsured Kansans
Sam Brownback sending back $ 31 million in federal funding and refusing to set up a state health insurance marketplace, and also not expanding Medicaid. Kentucky and Arkansas, two states that have done both, show the lowest uninsured rates and …
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Ad firm hired for insurance exchanges
The Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace board of directors voted 4-0, with two members abstaining, to award the contract to Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods. The contract is expected to total about $ 5.8 million over two years. The firm will be …
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States expanding Medicaid see revenue, savings boost
According to the findings using 2014 numbers from eight states — Washington, West Virginia, Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, New Mexico, Michigan and Oregon — each state saved money from the federally-funded expansion of Medicaid. The total between the …
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Latest State Insurance Exchange + Washington News

 :: Posted by admin on 04-25-2015

Washington health exchange signs up 170000 for insurance
SEATTLE — About 170,000 Washington residents bought insurance through the state health care exchange during open enrollment that ended last week, officials reported Wednesday. That's about 40,000 more people than bought insurance during the first …
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Hawaii lawmakers seek cash for health insurance exchange
HONOLULU (AP) – Hawaii lawmakers are looking for ways to prop up the state's financially struggling health exchange, and they're considering cash from the general fund. All state-run insurance exchanges that are part of the Affordable Care Act must be …
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A president enters NC school debate

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A president enters NC school debate
He has appeared at UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State, Forsyth Technical Community College the American Legion Convention in Charlotte and at high-tech companies, not to mention the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Obama has visited so often …
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Penn Relays: NJ star Clayton Parros runs on winning Team USA 4×400 team
After failing to get by Russell with 200 to go, Parros waited until he came off the final turn and made a hard charge to get on the hip of Russell as he came into the exchange zone. Parros split 45.11 and handed to USA anchor Partrick Fenney with a …

Maine sets a record for drug needle exchanges

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Maine sets a record for drug needle exchanges
State law has allowed needle exchanges in Maine since 1997, but the program only became active in 2002. There are four state-certified needle exchange programs, operating at six sites: Portland, Lewiston, Augusta, Bangor, Ellsworth and Machias.
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Latest State Exchange + Connecticut News

 :: Posted by admin on 04-25-2015

Phil Scott, Democratic Senators Head Out In Search For Exchange Solutions
Scott says he asked Kitchel and Ashe to meet with him, Wyman, and the head of Connecticut's exchange, James Wadleigh, to explore ways in which Vermont might “piggyback” on the Constitution State's system. Unlike Vermont, where the Department of …
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Bill giving state control of federal lands advances in Colorado Senate

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Bill giving state control of federal lands advances in Colorado Senate
A Republican-sponsored bill that would study the transfer of federal lands to the state was passed by the Colorado Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy Committee on Thursday on a 5-4 party-line vote, and will now go before the state Senate …
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Hudson: Exchange running amuck?
In defense of the implementation managers, the Colorado Exchange, while not entirely without “glitches”, functioned far better than did the federal rollout of state exchanges in 2013. Nonetheless, these federal exchanges have now fixed most of their …
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Latest State Exchange + California News

 :: Posted by admin on 04-25-2015

Covered California To Launch SHOP Exchange Re-Branding Effort
In June 2014, Lee announced that the state's SHOP exchange would expand to allow employers to offer health coverage in two benefit levels beginning Oct. 1 (California Healthline, 11/4/14). As of March 1, California's SHOP exchange had enrolled 15,644 …
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Covered Calif. Leading the Way During Special Enrollment Period
More than 22,000 Californians have signed up for health insurance through the state's exchange since its special enrollment period started in late February, far exceeding state-by-state enrollment through the federal exchange, CNBC reports (Mangan …
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The yeas and nays: How Maine's congressional representatives voted this week
Devin Nunes, R-California. The bill would require the director of national intelligence to develop procedures to encourage the federal government to share information about signs of cybersecurity threats to state and local governments, as well as …
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Health plan adds option of payment in cash at local stores
The insurance plan that rolled out the neighborhood cash payment system this month, L.A. Care Covered, is among those offered to patients who are eligible for government subsidies through the state's health coverage exchange, Covered California.
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Latest Health Insurance MarketPlace + West Virginia News

 :: Posted by admin on 04-25-2015

Study: Satisfaction with ObamaCare tops traditional plans
The J.D. Power study, which surveyed more than 3,000 healthcare customers, offers the first comprehensive look at the Department of Health and Human Services's (HHS) efforts to improve the customer experience in ObamaCare's second year. Under new …
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Preview calendar: April 24 to 30, 2015
He will discuss foundational measures for building health into our gardens and homesteads – including animal care and well-being – as well as how to mitigate waning health. Mecca and Hearn cultivate three acres of vegetables with draft horses and care …
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Latest State Exchange + North Dakota News

 :: Posted by admin on 04-25-2015

North Dakota OKs new oil tax framework, ends price triggers
With oil prices sinking enough that drillers may soon see a more favorable tax rate, North Dakota lawmakers approved a new framework Friday that cuts the price-triggered exemption in exchange for a lower tax rate. North Dakota's House voted 66-26 …
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As exchange rate lowers, Canadians still benefit from tax refunds
The North Dakota Tax Commissioner's Office received more than 25,000 applications from Canadians for a sales tax refund in 2014, and the state refunded almost $ 3.4 million as part of a program that has existed in law in some form for decades as a way …
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BC-NDNorth Dakota News Digest 1:30 pm, ND
MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from North Dakota and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigation pane of the AP Exchange home page, near …

Latest Health Insurance Exchange + Maryland News

 :: Posted by admin on 04-25-2015

Watchdog agency audits Maryland exchange
HHS OIG officials say an exchange should update expense allocation whenever it sees actual enrollment clashing with forecasts. Investigators say a public health insurance exchange should make sure the mix of federal funding it's using reflects the …
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