It looks like the new state-based exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act are powering the next spin of the Revolving Door. We are not even a full year into implementation and already the head of Colorado’s insurance exchange is moving on to more lucrative pastures on the other side. From The Denver Post: The state [...]
|By: Jon Walker Friday July 25, 2014 10:23 am|
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday May 21, 2014 8:55 am|
Nevada has become the latest state to acknowledge that their Affordable Care Act health care exchange is completely broken. The state has dumped Xerox and will use the federal exchange system for at least the next year. From the Las Vegas Review Journal: The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange board voted unanimously Tuesday to end [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday May 6, 2014 7:25 am|
The Affordable Care Act exchange in Massachusetts is messed up beyond repair. The state announced it is going to get rid of it and replace it either with a new exchange based on software from one of the more successful states or by moving to the federal exchange. From the Boston Globe: Massachusetts plans to [...]
|By: Jon Walker Thursday April 17, 2014 1:34 pm|
Now that the official open enrollment closed last month and the extended quasi-open period ended a few days ago President Obama held a rare press conference to tout the final numbers for Obamacare this year. The big number is 8 million people have selected a plan on the new exchanges created by the Affordable [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday April 9, 2014 10:34 am|
If progressives want to make the case for government programs they need to prove they are good stewards of the purse. Cheering needlessly complicated and wasteful systems is not the way to do that.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday April 1, 2014 9:13 am|
When talking about health care the media has been conflating what are actually two very different things which just happen to contain the figure “7 million.” There is the 7 million signup benchmark for success set by the Obama administration and the 7 million covered by exchange plans projected by the Congressional Budget Office last year. While they may sound interchangeable they are not.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 18, 2014 10:36 am|
Democrats could have made every health insurance premium much lower by ending the obscene price gouging in the health care industry, but they didn’t. Instead the economically hardest hit generation is being asked to chip in. That is a big ask.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 11, 2014 1:34 pm|
By the end of February roughly 4.2 million people have selected plans on the new health care exchanges according to the Department of Health and Human Services. That means just under a million new individual selected policies last month, roughly the same number who signed up in January. During the entire open enrollment period so [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday February 26, 2014 8:03 am|
The number of people who have selected plans on the new state or federally run exchanges has reached four million according to the Obama administration. Health and Human Services claims approximately 4 million people have now signed up for a private health insurance plan through the Federal and State-based marketplaces since October 1, but a [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday December 17, 2013 5:43 am|
Insurance companies are going to spend about $300 million more on TV advertising next year mainly because of the new health care exchanges. From Washington Post: In all of 2012, health insurers spent $216 million advertising on local television stations. But that’s nothing compared to what they’re about to spend. According to trade association TVB, [...]