Category Archives: Obamacare Resource Center

#GetCovered: Don’t Just Think About It, Just Do It

There are only 4 days left to get health insurance coverage for 2014 at HealthCare.gov before open enrollment ends on March 31. If you haven’t signed up yet, the President wants you to get covered today. As the President says, “No one’s invincible. We all get sick, or get into accidents. Life happens. But you should never

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Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplaces Open Tomorrow

Big changes are coming for health care consumers starting tomorrow, October 1, 2013, with the launch of health insurance exchanges, or marketplaces, where consumers can shop for and apply for private health insurance plans. The exchanges are going online, here in New Mexico and nationally for both individuals and businesses. What is the Health Exchange

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The Affordable Care Act: Front Page News

While Ted Cruz railed against Obamacare, threatening to shut down the government, the front pages of papers across the country made clear that Obamacare is making affordable health insurance a reality for Americans nationwide. Yesterday, communities woke up to the news that Obamacare would give Americans more options and lower prices on quality health insurance.

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Delivering on the Affordable Care Act: Marketplace Premiums Lower than Expected

At the center of the Affordable Care Act is the premise that we need to make health care more affordable and accessible for more Americans, and a new report released yesterday demonstrates just how affordable insurance will be. The report, released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), finds that in state after state, affordable

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Significant Choice and Lower Than Expected Premiums Available in the New Health Insurance Marketplace

A new report released today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finds that in state after state, consumers will see increased competition in the Health Insurance Marketplace, leading to new and affordable choices for consumers.  According to the report, consumers will be able to choose from an average of 53 health plans

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Test Drive the New Mexico Health Insurance Marketplace

Test Drive the New Mexico Health Insurance Marketplace. Click Here Big changes are coming for health care consumers starting October 1, 2013, just six days from today, with the launch of health insurance exchanges, or marketplaces, where consumers can shop for and apply for private health insurance plans. The exchanges are going online, here in

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Countdown to Affordable Health Care

Today we’ve reached yet another milestone on the road to affordable health care: 100 days to coverage. For years, millions of Americans have been denied the security and peace of mind of having health insurance. Too many have been priced out, locked out, or dumped out by insurance companies. But thanks to the Affordable Care

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Obamacare—Good News for Young Adults

If you’re a young adult, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,’ is good news for you. If you already have health care coverage, keep it. If you don’t have coverage, you can buy insurance in the marketplace. Starting on October 1, just eight days from today, you can begin shopping for insurance on the Health

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The Dramatic Slowdown in Health Costs Thanks to ‘Obamacare,’ and What It Means for the Economy, Families and the Budget

New data out this week from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and discussed in a piece in Health Affairs show that economy-wide health spending continues to grow at a historically slow rate.  After adjusting for inflation, health spending growth was 1.7 percent (3.9 percent nominal) in 2011, is estimated at 2.1 percent in 2012 (3.9

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Report: For Workers Leaving Their Jobs, ‘Obamacare’ Health Exchanges Offer Insurance Choices Beyond COBRA

Workers who lose their jobs and their employer-based health insurance will have new coverage options when the Affordable Care Act’s state marketplaces open on October 1, the Kaiser Family Foundation reports. But consumer advocates are concerned many may not realize this and lock themselves into pricier coverage than they need. Today, the only option for many laid-off

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