Health Reform News

What troubles HR about brokers

If brokers and human resources departments worked together, it would bring “peace and harmony” to a difficult process, says Trisha Zulic, of...
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The IRS weighs in on the ACA and ‘skinny’ plans

The IRS plans to close a major loophole in the ACA by banning employers who offer ‘skinny’ medical plans without hospitalization coverage fr...
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Employer mandate focus of House Republicans' lawsuit

U.S. House Republicans made good on a vote to sue the Obama administration over implementation of the 2010 health-care law with a lawsuit naming the D...
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5 blog ideas that will turn your readers into clients

In the age of social media marketing, a benefit firm’s blog presence can create a steady stream of communication with clients and prospects. Auth...
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Revamped immigration system could help employers in war for talent

President Barack Obama outlined steps Nov. 20 that would revamp the nation’s “broken immigration system” by allowing undocumented immig...
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5 important Supreme Court labor and employment law decisions of 2014

The Supreme Court in 2014 weighed in on key labor and employment cases, delivering opinions that promise to have significant ramifications for employe...
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Following Midterms, Both Democrats and Republicans Expect Washington to Continue to Debate the ...

About Half of Uninsured Expect To Find Coverage in the Coming Months, Though Another Quarter Say They Won’t Because They Do Not Believe They Ca...
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Kaiser Health Policy News Index: November 2014

The Kaiser Health Policy News Index is designed to help journalists and policymakers understand which health policy-related news stories Americans are...
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Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: November 2014

Following the Nov. 4 midterm elections, nearly half of Americans expect increased debate between the two parties over the Affordable Care Act. In comp...
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Health Tracking Poll: Exploring the Public’s Views on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

This interactive chart allows users to track public opinion on the Affordable Care Act, from the inception of the law to the present, for subgroups ba...
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How 13 Million Americans Could Lose Insurance Subsidies

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman examines the potential impact if the Supreme Court rules in favor of the plaint...
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Map: How Many Americans Could Lose Subsidies If the Supreme Court Rules for the Plaintiffs in ...

This map based on Foundation analysis of Congressional Budget Office estimates of Marketplace enrollment provides a state-level breakdown of the numb...
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Medical and Prescription Drug Deductibles for Plans Offered in Federally Facilitated and ...

The slide show provides an initial look at the deductibles for medical care and the specific deductibles applied to prescription drugs for the plans o...
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Challenges to Forecasting Obamacare Enrollment for 2015

In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman explains why 2015 enrollment in the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace...
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Analysis of 2015 Premium Changes in the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplaces

This analysis provides an early look at premium changes for individuals in the health insurance marketplaces, created under the Affordable Care Act (A...
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Challenges to Forecasting Obamacare Enrollment for 2015

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman explains why 2015 enrollment in the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces is ver...
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Web Briefing for Journalists: Consumer Issues Ahead of the Affordable Care Act’s Second Open ...

The Affordable Care Act’s second annual open enrollment period starts Nov. 15 and runs until Feb. 15 — a three-month window for Americans ...
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Kaiser Calculator Now Gives Consumers 2015 Zip Code-Specific Premium and Tax Credit Estimates ...

The Kaiser Family Foundation’s Health Insurance Marketplace Calculator now includes zip code-specific data on 2015 health plans that are being s...
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The Coverage Gap: Uninsured Poor Adults in States that Do Not Expand Medicaid – An Update

In states that do not implement the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many adults will fall into a “coverage gap” of earning...
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