Healthcare Exchanges

9:28am

Tue September 24, 2013
Shots - Health News

How Will Exchanges Change Options For Kids' Health Coverage?

Originally published on Tue September 24, 2013 1:53 pm

I've got some more health care questions for you.
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As the scheduled launch of the state health insurance marketplaces on Oct. 1 approaches, many parents have questions about covering their children. Here are a few we got recently.

I am a divorced dad who has responsibility for maintaining my 15-year-old daughter's health insurance. It was easy when I was working and had a corporate health plan. Now that I am retired and covered by Medicare, I am looking for alternatives when the new exchanges open. Can I buy health insurance for just my underage daughter on these new exchanges?

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1:03am

Tue September 17, 2013
Shots - Health News

For-Profit Online Insurance Brokers Gear Up To Sell Obamacare

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 6:34 am

Workers at the eHealth call center outside Sacramento, Calif., get ready to sell health insurance through the marketplaces created under the federal health care law. Sales start Oct. 1.
eHealth Inc.

When the Affordable Care Act was working its way through Congress, Gary Lauer was nervous. Part of the bill sounded grim. It said people could buy required health coverage online, but only through websites run by state and federal governments.

"That was going to pretty much delete us from the landscape," he says.

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1:21am

Mon September 16, 2013
Shots - Health News

Getting Personal With Your Health Insurance Exchange Questions

Originally published on Mon September 16, 2013 9:15 am

The final countdown: It's time to figure out how insurance through the health exchanges will work for you.
Katherine Streeter for NPR

With the launch of new health insurance exchanges just about two weeks away, many of the questions in this month's mailbag focused less on the big picture and more on exactly how the law will operate for individuals.

We can't answer every question we get. But here is a sampling of questions that were really popular, or that would apply to a lot of people.

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5:01am

Thu September 5, 2013

9:12am

Tue September 3, 2013
Shots - Health News

With Health Exchanges Opening Soon, Consumers Start To Focus

What about those health insurance exchanges?
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If the volume of reader email is any indication, people are finally thinking hard about how the health care overhaul will affect them.

Online health insurance marketplaces will open in less than a month. Some people who get insurance through employers want to know if it's OK to buy a plan on an exchange instead. The answer is yes, but the purchasers may not qualify for subsidies.

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