More Health Care Exchanges Articles

  • Manhattan Moment: Obamacare still holds opportunities for free-market reform

    In a recent update to its projections for Obamacare's cost, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the net cost of the law has fallen by about $109 billion through 2024. Amidst a multitude of factors, one stands out: a significant reduction in projected exchange subsidies of about $164...

  • President says Obamacare enrollment has hit 8 million

    President Obama announced Thursday that 8 million consumers had signed up in Obamacare's federal and state insurance exchanges during the open enrollment period. “The Affordable Care Act is covering more people at less cost than a few months ago,” said Obama during a press briefing at the...

  • Kathleen Sebelius: Administration was 'flat-out wrong' that exchanges would be ready

    Former Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius acknowledged in an interview aired Sunday that the Obama administration was "flat-out wrong" that the health insurance exchanges created by the new health care law would be ready on Oct. 1 of last year. Sebelius, who stepped down...

  • Kathleen Sebelius: Obamacare enrollment at 7.5 million

    Sebelius told the Senate Finance Committee that 400,000 people signed up last week to add to the 7.1 million who completed applications before the March 31 deadline.

  • Enrollees in Obamacare's exchanges used more costly prescription drugs than is typical, report says

    Americans who obtained health insurance on exchanges through President Obama's health care law are using more costly prescription drugs than is typical, according to a new report from Express Scripts, the nation's largest provider of pharmacy benefits. Because claims for prescription drugs...

  • Will 'health care' kill American medicine?

    Before Obamacare is fully entrenched, the federal government has already become the paymaster for the health care of a large share of the nation's 318 million people.

  • Hitting enrollment target doesn't guarantee health law's success

    Seven million people signed up, so there is an appetite for President Obama's health care law, but that doesn't guarantee success for the country's newest social program.

  • Md. audit released on health exchange problems

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland auditors who examined the state's badly flawed health exchange website were given redacted documents to review and produced a report that is limited and provides an incomplete understanding of the development of the site, the state's legislative auditor wrote....

  • 1.2 million enroll in California health plans

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's health exchange announced Thursday that enrollment in private insurance plans had exceeded 1.2 million by an initial deadline earlier this week, although officials acknowledged they have more work ahead to reduce the number of people who remain uninsured....

  • Obama's victory lap obscures signs of rising health spending

    As President Obama took his victory lap Tuesday, declaring that 7.1 million people signed up for coverage through his health care program, he said, “The bottom line is this: Under this law, the share of Americans with insurance is up and the growth of health care costs is down.” This...

  • Seven unanswered questions about Obamacare

    Democrats were quick to trumpet the 7.1 million enrollment figure for Obamacare's federal and state exchanges. But critics said that number failed to address many questions about who has signed up and insist that the fate of President Obama's signature domestic initiative is still up in the air....

  • Obamacare's 7 million sign-ups present challenge for Republicans

    Riding a late tidal wave of interest, President Obama's health care law has overcome its early botched rollout to sign up more than 7 million Americans, the White House announced on Tuesday. As I’ve noted in the past, there are a number of questions surrounding the headline numbers touted by...

  • After enrollment deadline, Obamacare fight begins anew

    The battle lines are clearly drawn: Democrats will argue that despite all the setbacks in implementing the president's signature achievement, the White House and fellow progressives will receive credit for adding millions of Americans to the ranks of those with health care coverage.

  • Obama: Health law enrollment likely to fall short of 7 million target

    President Obama acknowledged in an interview that enrollment in Obamacare exchanges would likely fall short of the initial 7 million target, saying he expected the final tally to be “reasonably close” to that goal.

  • Kathleen Sebelius: Insurers say 80 to 90 percent have paid Obamacare premium

    In an interview, Sebelius dismissed suggestions that the figure was low, as some critics have suggested. The Obama administration is rushing to sign up more consumers on the last day of open enrollment.



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