Healthcare Exchanges

1:03am

Tue September 17, 2013
Shots - Health News

For-Profit Online Insurance Brokers Gear Up To Sell Obamacare

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 6:34 am

Workers at the eHealth call center outside Sacramento, Calif., get ready to sell health insurance through the marketplaces created under the federal health care law. Sales start Oct. 1.
eHealth Inc.

When the Affordable Care Act was working its way through Congress, Gary Lauer was nervous. Part of the bill sounded grim. It said people could buy required health coverage online, but only through websites run by state and federal governments.

"That was going to pretty much delete us from the landscape," he says.

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1:21am

Mon September 16, 2013
Shots - Health News

Getting Personal With Your Health Insurance Exchange Questions

Originally published on Mon September 16, 2013 9:15 am

The final countdown: It's time to figure out how insurance through the health exchanges will work for you.
Katherine Streeter for NPR

With the launch of new health insurance exchanges just about two weeks away, many of the questions in this month's mailbag focused less on the big picture and more on exactly how the law will operate for individuals.

We can't answer every question we get. But here is a sampling of questions that were really popular, or that would apply to a lot of people.

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5:01am

Thu September 5, 2013

9:12am

Tue September 3, 2013
Shots - Health News

With Health Exchanges Opening Soon, Consumers Start To Focus

What about those health insurance exchanges?
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If the volume of reader email is any indication, people are finally thinking hard about how the health care overhaul will affect them.

Online health insurance marketplaces will open in less than a month. Some people who get insurance through employers want to know if it's OK to buy a plan on an exchange instead. The answer is yes, but the purchasers may not qualify for subsidies.

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9:28am

Fri August 30, 2013
Shots - Health News

Can Wife Insured Through Estranged Husband's Job Use Exchange?

We've got another one.
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We've been fielding questions about the rollout of the federal health law. With the health insurance marketplaces, or exchanges, set to open in a little over a month, the questions about how they'll work are pouring in.

Here's one with a twist we hadn't thought of.

I'm not living with my husband, but he still provides health insurance for me through his employer. Will I be eligible to go on the health insurance marketplace if I choose not to have him cover me through his employer?

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