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July 26, 2013

  

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With Just 67 Days To Go, Outreach Efforts Get Local and Expensive
Is Health Reform Losing Its Base?
Defunding Drama On The Horizon?
Committee Action
Mark Your Calendars!
Compliance Corner Webinar
What We’re Reading
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With Just 67 Days To Go, Outreach Efforts Get Local and Expensive

The health reform law’s new open enrollment season for individual coverage is just 67 days away and outreach efforts are in full swing. We’ve reported before about various outreach attempts the Administration has executed so far such as Secretary Kathleen Sebelius making fundraising calls, Enroll America launching a grassroots campaign and the possibility of major sports organizations launching campaigns of their own. This week though, the Administration began to take things to the next level... Read More

Is Health Reform Losing Its Base?

It is no secret that public support for health reform has always been mixed at best and that many Republicans have strongly disliked this law from the start. Now it seems like moderate Democrats are joining the pessimistic about health reform crowd. A recent poll conducted by the Washington Post and ABC News showed that moderate Democrats (who were previous PPACA supporters) are becoming lukewarm about the health reform law... Read More

Defunding Drama On The Horizon?

Republicans are still trying to figure out how they can get rid of the president’s healthcare overhaul. Most recently, rumors about including a PPACA defunding measure in the upcoming debt ceiling talks have been circulating Capitol Hill... Read More

Committee Action

Congress is scheduled to leave for a month-long vacation beginning next Friday, so they’ve decided to cram in a bunch of health reform hearings before they leave. This past week the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee had one titled “Implementation of the Affordable Care Act: Understanding Small Business Concerns.”... Read More

Mark Your Calendars!

On Friday, August 16 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm EDT, CCIIO will be hosting another NAHU exclusive informational webinar on agent and broker participation in the federally facilitated marketplaces. While the webinar will not train you to sell plans on the federally facilitated health insurance exchanges, it will provide you with information on the registration process, including training requirements, prior to assisting consumers in the federally facilitated individual and SHOP marketplaces... Read More

Compliance Corner Webinar

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires dental benefits for children to be offered in small group and individual markets and on exchanges in 2014. Join dental industry thought leaders Evelyn F. Ireland, CAE, executive director at the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP), Jon Seltenheim, senior vice president of business and government strategy at United Concordia Companies and Jeff Album, vice president of public and government affairs for Delta Dental of California, New York, Pennsylvania and Affiliates... Read More

What We’re Reading

From a news week filled with highs (best wishes to you, Prince George of Cambridge) and lows (are you kidding me Carlos Danger?) here are some of our top picks...  Read More

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