Healthcare Exchanges

1:26am

Tue May 27, 2014
Shots - Health News

How Health Insurance Exchanges Are Like Flea Markets

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 5:57 am

This flea market in Colorado Springs and the Obamacare exchanges are versions of the same thing — marketplaces where sellers display wares and shoppers browse and buy.
www.csfleamarket.com

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. So, what can we say about what the public is getting for its money.

First, if you want to visualize what these marketplaces are, what the $4 billion-plus in federal grants to states paid for, think: flea market.

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11:20am

Tue May 20, 2014
Health Insurance

Colorado’s Plan To Cut Ski-Town Health Premiums Gets Approval

Residents of rural and mountain resort towns may get some relief from high insurance premiums
Elise Thatcher Aspen Public Radio

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.

Local officials in mountain resort areas west of Denver had been crying ‘foul’ over sky-high premiums, which were among the highest in the nation.

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1:47pm

Mon May 5, 2014
Shots - Health News

Colorado Redraws Insurance Map To Cut Sky-High Ski-Town Rates

Originally published on Tue May 6, 2014 6:08 am

Telluride, Colo., where the mountains, powder and insurance rates are all high.
iStockphoto

Relief is in sight – and it won't involve a lawsuit – for the four counties in Colorado that have the the highest Obamacare health insurance premiums in the country.

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9:52am

Tue April 8, 2014
Shots - Health News

Nevada Offers Rare Deal: Year-Round Sales Of Health Plans

Put your money down and buy insurance — all year long.
Kajdi Szabolcs iStockphoto

For months, consumers have been warned that they have to buy health insurance by the end of open enrollment or remain uninsured until next year. But a little noticed provision of the health law may give some consumers another chance.

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8:00am

Thu April 3, 2014
Health

Next Steps For Colorado And The Affordable Care Act

Colorado's healthcare exchange as it appears April 3, 2014. Information about completing enrollment post-deadline appears prominantly on the homepage.
Jim Hill KUNC

Like other states that opted to run their own exchange, Colorado spent several years and hundreds of millions in federal dollars to create an insurance marketplace specifically tailored for Coloradans.

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