Posts tagged ‘health care exchanges’

April 2, 2012

No Mandate? New Strategy…The Public Option

This past week witnessed the long anticipated, commencement and culmination of the Supreme Court hearings on the Affordable Health Care Act’s constitutionality. Each of the three days brought endless speculative predictions as to how the justices will vote and how their decisions will impact the law, the health care system, the President and his reelection.

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December 8, 2011

The Daily Scoop: States Reassess Opposition to Health Insurance Exchanges

As more information becomes available and studies contribute to the understanding of the Affordable Health Care Act many are seeing its benefits to consumers and small businesses. Recent studies illustrate how many markets are dominated by one or two insurers which severly limit consumer choices. The health insurance exchanges will inject much needed competition into those markets providing choices many do not have under the current system.

From Washington Post
In Georgia, like many other Southern states, opposition to the new federal health-care law runs deep. Yet a conservative committee of experts has, without rancor, outlined a plan to give the state a health insurance exchange, a cornerstone of the legislation enacted last year.
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November 18, 2011

The Supreme Court, Public Perception & the Affordable Care Act

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As many are now, undoubtedly, aware the Supreme Court has committed to hear arguments pertaining to the constitutionality of the President’s Affordable Care Act. This comes along with two conflicting polls riding the coattails of the Court’s announcement. A Gallup poll of 1000 voters favored repeal of the law 47% to 42% while a CNN/ORC International Poll of 1,036 Americans found voters approved of the individual mandate 52% to 47% a change from 44% to 54% in June of this year.

Despite the inconsistencies evident in these polls, many questions will persist until June 2012 when the Court intends to render its decision. The two political sides are weighing in with evidence demanding the recusals of either Justice Kagan or Justice Thomas from the case. Pundits are speculating as to how the judges will vote, some of which are predictable given the ideological divide of the current Court. And strategies are being devised to spin which ever decision is handed down.

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November 2, 2011

The Daily Scoop: Walgreens to Sell Health Insurance

This article is a couple of months old, found while doing some peripheral research but definately still worthy of posting. It gives us a view of what to expect from the state health insurance marketplace exchanges set up through the Affordabel Care Act. If other companies like Walgreens step into the health insurance arena it will prove quite advantageous to those in real need of affordable coverage.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Walgreens, the nation’s largest drugstore chain, is planning to start selling health insurance to customers this fall.

Deerfield, Ill.-based Walgreens  will sell health insurance products with different price ranges and coverage levels from coast-to-coast through a private health insurance exchange, according to people familiar with the matter. Read more…