Health Insurance http://www.kunc.org en Frustrated By The Affordable Care Act, One Family Opts Out http://www.kunc.org/post/frustrated-affordable-care-act-one-family-opts-out The Robinson family of Dallas started out pretty excited about their new insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act.<p>Nick Robinson had turned to Obamacare after he lost his job last summer. He had been working as a youth pastor, and the job included benefits that covered him, his two young daughters, and his wife, Rachel, a wedding photographer.<p>Nick says he wasn't too nervous at first, because everyone was healthy. Tue, 27 May 2014 07:27:00 +0000 57020 at http://www.kunc.org Frustrated By The Affordable Care Act, One Family Opts Out How Health Insurance Exchanges Are Like Flea Markets http://www.kunc.org/post/how-health-insurance-exchanges-are-flea-markets Billions of dollars went into creating state marektplaces, and we know about 8 million people signed up. But it's actually still to early to declare success or failure. Tue, 27 May 2014 07:26:00 +0000 Eric Whitney 57021 at http://www.kunc.org How Health Insurance Exchanges Are Like Flea Markets Colorado’s Plan To Cut Ski-Town Health Premiums Gets Approval http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-s-plan-cut-ski-town-health-premiums-gets-approval <p>The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services has approved Colorado's plan to consolidate several rating areas to reduce health insurance premiums in rural and mountain communities.</p><p>Local officials in mountain resort areas west of Denver had been crying ‘foul’ over sky-high premiums, <a href="http://kunc.org/post/10-places-where-health-insurance-costs-most">which were among the highest in the nation.</a></p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 17:20:49 +0000 Erin OToole 56751 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado’s Plan To Cut Ski-Town Health Premiums Gets Approval Obamacare Prompts Firm To Consider Dropping Its Health Plan http://www.kunc.org/post/obamacre-prompts-firm-consider-dropping-its-health-plan AmeriMark Direct founded its catalog business in Cleveland in the 1960s, and for decades, everyone assumed that health insurance came with the job.<p>These days, the 700-employee company doesn't assume anything.<p>The traditional <a href="https://www.amerimark.com/cgi-bin/amerimark/index_home.html">mail-order catalog company</a> sells a broad selection of products — from magnetic "fashion bracelets" and patio dresses to sexual health aids and religious-themed blankets.<p>The business model depends on people like associate Kathy Miller, at the company's call center, closing a sale without takin Wed, 14 May 2014 07:46:00 +0000 56491 at http://www.kunc.org Obamacare Prompts Firm To Consider Dropping Its Health Plan Colorado Redraws Insurance Map To Cut Sky-High Ski-Town Rates http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-redraws-insurance-map-cut-sky-high-ski-town-rates Relief is in sight – and it won't involve a lawsuit – for the four counties in Colorado that have the the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/02/03/270954487/10-places-where-health-insurance-costs-the-most">highest</a> Obamacare health insurance premiums in the country.<p>Local officials in the ski resort region in the mountains west of Denver had <a href="http://capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org/index.php/2014/02/its-hot-springs-vs-ski-slopes-in-colorado-insurance-battle/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+Capsules-TheKhnBlog+(Capsules+-+The+KHN+Blog)">threatened t Mon, 05 May 2014 19:47:00 +0000 56170 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Redraws Insurance Map To Cut Sky-High Ski-Town Rates