Affordable Care Act

Capital Region News
6:17 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Obamacare: "Countdown To Coverage"

Troy Mayor Lou Rosamilia, Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan
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Stressing that there's only about five weeks until the deadline to enroll for health insurance coverage through the New York State of Health marketplace, the Democratic mayors of Albany, Schenectady and Troy joined community advocates this week at Citizen Action of New York's Albany storefront headquarters to encourage sign-ups.

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New York News
6:31 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Cuomo Repeats Call For Medicaid Boost From Feds

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York needs a Medicaid funding infusion first requested in 2012 to support hospital overhauls and expanded primary medical care to meet growing patient demand under the state's new health insurance exchange.

The exchange has enrolled more than 412,000 New Yorkers for health insurance coverage since October.

Meanwhile, state officials are pursuing a waiver to use up to $2 billion annually from Medicaid over five years to help struggling hospitals cut beds and admissions in a shift to more primary and outpatient medical care.

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New England News
5:21 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

MA Granted Extension To Comply With ACA

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Massachusetts has received a three-month extension from the federal government to meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The extension comes a week after the state adjusted its approach to fix its troubled health care insurance website.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

New Leadership For MA Health Care Website

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Following a scathing report, Massachusetts is altering course as it attempts to deal with its health insurance website.

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New England News
5:01 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

MA Changes Approach On Health Website Fixes

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has altered the state’s course in its attempts to fix its problem-plagued health insurance website.

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New York News
12:34 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Head Of State Health Insurance Exchange Encourages New Yorkers To Sign Up

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As the March 31 deadline approaches and the website problems have been ironed out, more and more New Yorkers are signing up for health insurance as part of the Affordable Care Act. The state health department reports 587,000 completed applications have been filed, and enrollment is up 43 percent since December 24. Heather Howard is the program director for the state network, which is funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to encourage people to enroll. She recently spoke to WAMC’s  Brian Shields.

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New York News
7:00 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

State-Based Health Exchange Officials Provide Update On Enrollments

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The monthly update from Families USA on the progress of five state-sponsored health insurance plans was held this afternoon.

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New England News
6:26 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Berkshire Campaign Aims To Enroll Thousands In Health Plans

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Health care providers in western Massachusetts are offering their assistance and encouraging people to enroll in insurance plans under the federal Affordable Care Act, which has garnered negative since its rolling out on October 1.

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New York News
8:00 am
Tue December 31, 2013

NY Health Exchange Insures Thousands More

The state's new health exchange reports nearly 481,000 New Yorkers have completed applications for insurance while more than 241,000 of them have enrolled for specific coverage starting January 1.

The Health Department says enrollment for individual and family coverage since October includes 175,146 New Yorkers in the 16 commercial and nonprofit insurers in the exchange and 66,376 in government-funded Medicaid.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Blair Horner: Obamacare Gets Implemented

The beginning of 2014 heralds the full implementation of the federal health care reform law – the Affordable Care Act.  For most New Yorkers, the new law will have no noticeable impact.  For the 2 plus million New Yorkers who lack health insurance or who pay for it themselves, the new law offers dramatic changes.

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