health care marketplace

  • Open enrollment under the health care law starts
    November 11, 2014   BY Mary Agnes Carey 

    Haven’t thought about the health care law for a while? Now’s the time.

    Passed in 2010, the law requires most Americans to have health insurance or pay a fine. While many Americans get health coverage through their employers, starting Nov. 15 consumers who currently have insurance through the federal or state online marketplaces, or exchanges, set up by the law can reenroll. In addition, people who still need health insurance can sign up. Subsidies are available to help many people afford coverage, and some states have expanded their Medicaid programs as part of the law. Continue reading

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    June 9, 2014   BY Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News 

    While an unprecedented 6 million people have gained Medicaid coverage since September, mostly as a result of the Affordable Care Act, more than 1.7 million more are still waiting for their applications to be processed—with some stuck in limbo for as long as eight months, according to officials in 15 large states. Continue reading