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December 13, 2013

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Trying to Slow Time
Let’s Make A Deal
State of the Exchanges
Energy and Commerce Gets Cranky
What Are We SHOPing For?
Help Congress Help You Enroll Your Clients - Take Two
What We’re Reading
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Trying to Slow Time

The Department of Health and Human Services made several announcements yesterday attempting to deal with the fact that the December 23 deadline to have individual subsidized marketplace insurance coverage in place on January 1, 2014 is rapidly approaching and there are millions of Americans who may not make it due to technical issues with the federal and state insurance exchanges... Read More

Let’s Make A Deal

The House of Representatives is leaving Washington DC today for a holiday break and at least they can say they have done something that hasn’t been done for a long time—pass a budget! Being heralded by the middle as a sign of rare bipartisan agreement that will avoid another government shutdown, the two-year budget agreement... Read More

State of the Exchanges

The November numbers are in and 260,000 more people selected a plan via the health insurance exchanges last month, although no one knows how many of those people have actually paid for coverage. The November numbers mean that twice as many people enrolled in November than in the entire month of October and brings the total number of enrollees in both the state and federal exchanges to a whopping 365,000 people... Read More

Energy and Commerce Gets Cranky

Wednesday marked HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ third visit to Capitol Hill since the opening of the health insurance exchanges in October. The committee hearing was notable both for its lack of crowds and for the crabbiness displayed by both the secretary herself and various committee members... Read More

What Are We SHOPing For?

Wednesday was a busy day on Capitol Hill. Not only was HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius up there in the morning, but right after lunch Gary Cohen, head of the Center of Consumer Insurance Information Oversight (CCIIO) at CMS (AKA the department in charge of the federal exchange), testified before the House Small Business Committee... Read More

Help Congress Help You Enroll Your Clients - Take Two

Sometimes, technology doesn’t work the way we intend it to. Earlier this week an operation shout was sent out to all NAHU members asking them to contact their member of Congress about asking the Obama Administration to fix some key technological exchange issues to allow agents and brokers to enroll consumers in an easier, more direct way... Read More

What We’re Reading

We’ve got lies, statistics and questions that really annoy us and our brethren for you this week. Enjoy!... Read More

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