Healthcare Exchanges

9:28am

Fri August 30, 2013
Shots - Health News

Can Wife Insured Through Estranged Husband's Job Use Exchange?

We've got another one.
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We've been fielding questions about the rollout of the federal health law. With the health insurance marketplaces, or exchanges, set to open in a little over a month, the questions about how they'll work are pouring in.

Here's one with a twist we hadn't thought of.

I'm not living with my husband, but he still provides health insurance for me through his employer. Will I be eligible to go on the health insurance marketplace if I choose not to have him cover me through his employer?

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3:15pm

Thu August 29, 2013
Shots - Health News

Study: Price Shocks On Health Exchanges Appear Unlikely

Originally published on Fri August 30, 2013 1:18 pm

9:40am

Tue August 27, 2013
Shots - Health News

Health Insurance Exchanges Prompt Consumers' Questions

Hey, we got some more questions about the health insurance exchanges.
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With the opening of online health insurance marketplaces a little over a month away, I've been receiving lots of questions about how they'll work.

Here's one that deals with the issue of getting the subsidy payments out quickly for consumers.

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8:37am

Tue August 27, 2013
Health

New Online Tool Helps Uninsured Navigate Health Care System

Screencap of the Blue Guide online.
Colorado Consumer Health Initiative

As thousands of Coloradans prepare to sign up for healthcare coverage using the state’s new insurance marketplace, one organization is rolling out a new high-tech tool to help them navigate the new system.

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8:06am

Tue August 20, 2013
Shots - Health News

More Options This Fall For Some Small-Business Workers

Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 11:58 am

NPR Staff

Workers at small companies are generally starved for choice when it comes to health insurance.

If their employers offer health coverage at all — and only about a third of companies with fewer than 50 workers do — chances are there will be just one plan on the menu.

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