On Oct. 1, millions of Americans gained access to the new marketplaces mandated by President Obama’s health-care law. Check back regularly for the latest news on the launch of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the ongoing political fight over the law in Congress.
The Obama administration is requiring health plans in Obamacare insurance marketplaces to include a more robust offering of health care providers in 2015.
Enrollment in federal high-risk pools can go a month beyond March 31 deadline, administration says.
President Obama said Friday he was confident enough Americans had enrolled under the Affordable Care Act to make the program “stable.“
Instead of closing this month, the federal high-risk pools will stay open through April.
The GOP argues that virtually anyone can be exempted, but the administration says the carve out is much more limited.
Cost-sharing subsidies, which help low-income people with out-of-pocket health costs, won’t face sequester cuts, after all.
HHS has signaled it will soon take on restrictions that states have placed on “navigators,” who educate consumers about health insurance.
The Avalere Health consulting firm this morning projects that 5.4 million people will sign up in exchange plans by the end of open enrollment on March 31.
Figures for February show that fewer than 1 million people signed up for insurance plans via exchanges.
About 4.2 million people have signed up for health plans on Obamacare exchanges through the end of February, making it unlikely that the Obama administration will hit the estimate of 6 million enrollees by a key deadline at the end of March.