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After Insurance Industry Pow-Wow, White House Delays Obamacare’s Individual Mandate By Six Weeks

October 24, 2013  /  Individual Purchase Mandate, Public Health

Insurers were likely to urge the White House to delay the implementation of Obamacare’s exchanges until the website, Healthcare.gov, gets fixed. And it appears they got their wish. Last night, the White House confirmed that it intends to delay the enforcement of the individual mandate by as much as six weeks.

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Administration Releases New Rules To Implement Health Law’s Individual Mandate

August 27, 2013  /  Individual Purchase Mandate

The Obama administration Tuesday announced final regulations implementing the requirement that most Americans have health insurance coverage by Jan. 1 or pay a fine.

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MGMA Expresses Concern Over Unpaid Premium Grace Period

August 14, 2013  /  Individual Purchase Mandate

The Medical Group Management Association has expressed concerns about provider liability related to a 90-day grace period for unpaid health insurance premiums under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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As Mandate Looms, Millions Turn Down Health Insurance

July 20, 2013  /  Individual Purchase Mandate

22.5 million: The number of American workers that have access to health benefits from their employer but don’t accept them.  One out of every four workers who was offered coverage turned it down.

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Health insurers fear young people will opt out

July 2, 2013  /  Individual Purchase Mandate

Persuading young, healthy adults to buy insurance under the Affordable Care Act is becoming a major concern for insurance companies as they scramble to comply with the law, which prohibits them from denying coverage because of pre-existing conditions and limits what they can charge to older policy holders.

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Those Left Out Of Medicaid Expansion Won’t Have To Buy Insurance

June 27, 2013  /  Individual Purchase Mandate, Medicaid

Low-income Americans who live in states that have decided not to expand Medicaid eligibility will not face penalties if they fail to buy insurance next year.

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HHS issues final rule on individual health insurance mandate

June 26, 2013  /  Individual Purchase Mandate

The final rule outlining who may qualify for an exemption from the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that everyone have health insurance was published today by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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Young Adults Want Health Insurance, Don’t Feel ‘Invincible,’ New Obamacare Poll Shows

June 19, 2013  /  Individual Purchase Mandate

Young adults overwhelmingly value health insurance and don’t believe they are too healthy to need it, according to survey data published Wednesday.

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Health Law Allies Say Effort Will Target Uninsured in 18 States

June 18, 2013  /  Individual Purchase Mandate, Public Health

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act said they’ll debut a campaign this week in 18 U.S. states to promote a law still poorly understood by those designed to benefit most.

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Subsidies will temper health insurance “rate shock” for the young

June 10, 2013  /  Individual Purchase Mandate, Premium Subsidies

If health plans, exchanges and others market the premium subsidy opportunity effectively they may find plenty of willing customers and “rate shock” won’t be such a big deal after all.’

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