Healthcare Exchanges

2:46pm

Tue November 12, 2013
Shots - Health News

Medicaid Questions Slow Insurance Purchases On Colorado Exchange

Originally published on Wed November 13, 2013 3:39 pm

Click right this way for Medicaid.
Connect for Health

If you want to meet somebody who's really happy with the Affordable Care Act, then say hello to Sue Birch, Colorado's Medicaid director.

Nearly 40,000 Coloradans signed up for health coverage on the state's new marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado, rather than HealthCare.gov.

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7:27am

Tue November 12, 2013
Health

Health Exchange Officials Pushing For Change As Deadline Looms

ICU Dr. Ivor Douglas gives Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius a tour at Denver Health in 2011.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

The board of Colorado’s health exchange is pushing for an overhaul to speed up lengthy Medicaid and insurance applications.

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2:45pm

Tue November 5, 2013
Shots - Health News

In Colorado, A Couple Finds Relief In Obamacare

Originally published on Wed November 6, 2013 2:07 pm

Lela Petersen, owner of the Anything And Everything store in Flagler, Colo., expects the cost of health insurance for her and her husband to drop by my more than half next year.
Jeff Brady

There's plenty of criticism of the Affordable Care Act and how it's being implemented.

But let's introduce you to someone who is quite pleased with her Obamacare experience: Lela Petersen of Flagler, Colo. She's a small business owner with a very big health insurance bill.

But thanks to the health law, she expects that bill will be cut by more than half in January.

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8:28am

Mon October 28, 2013
Health

What's Next For Colorado's Health Insurance Marketplace

Colorado Division of Insurance

The state’s online health insurance marketplace launched nearly one month ago on Oct. 1. Like other states, Colorado experienced glitches -- although its first days were arguably far smoother than for the troubled federal exchange

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10:06am

Fri October 4, 2013
Shots - Health News

Part-Time Workers Search New Exchanges For Health Insurance

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 2:26 pm

The specialty grocer Trader Joe's says next year it will end its policy of offering health benefits for part-time workers. Instead, the store will offer part-timers cash to help buy coverage.
Bloomberg via Getty Images

Across the U.S., many part-time workers have joined the millions shopping for coverage in the new health care marketplace. Some are uninsured. Others are being pushed into the new exchanges because their employers — companies that include Trader Joe's and Home Depot — decided to drop coverage for part-timers.

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