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Colorado health insurance exchange / marketplace: Obamacare enrollment

Colorado health insurance exchange / marketplace: Obamacare enrollment Connect for Health Colorado reported that 141,639 people signed up for qualified health plans, including about 47,000 consumers who were new to the marketplace in 2015. The lack of Medicaid reimbursement is … Continue reading

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Treating Medicaid patients is charity work.

Treating Medicaid patients is charity work. This bill proves it.. The enthusiasm for expanding Medicaid coverage to the previously uninsured seems misplaced. Improved “access” to the health care system via Medicaid programs surely cannot result in lasting coverage. In-network physicians … Continue reading

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Avoid the health exchange if you’re NOT subsidy eligible… Here’s why

Video: ObamaCare exchange not allowing addition of newborns to policies « Hot Air. Let’s just say it’s one giant PITA. Actually, no it wouldn’t be “more affordable” for families already paying for family coverage, which would likely be most of … Continue reading

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Connect for Health 1st month open enrollment statistics

Connect for Health recently (Dec 17) released enrollment statistics for the 1st month of the 2015 open enrollment period (Nov 15 – Dec 15). They are as follows: Total enrollment: 136,315 Medicaid: 7,306   27,306 (corrected 12/29 @ 18:24p) CHP+: 932 … Continue reading

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Warning, Medicaid payment cuts may affect access to healthcare

As Medicaid Rolls Swell, Cuts in Payments to Doctors Threaten Access to Care – NYTimes.com.  The Affordable Care Act provided a big increase in Medicaid payments for primary care in 2013 and 2014. But the increase expires on Thursday — … Continue reading

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Medicaid “Gravy Train” Comes to an End

Doctors face steep Medicaid cuts as fee boost ends – Yahoo Finance. To improve access for the poor, the health law increased Medicaid fees for frontline primary care doctors for two years, 2013 and 2014, with Washington paying the full … Continue reading

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Obamacare Enrollment Increases come from where?

Can you say Medicaid expansion? The Real Story on How Much Obamacare Increased Coverage. What we’ve learned is that the Obamacare gains in coverage were largely a result of the Medicaid expansion and that most of the gain in private … Continue reading

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Do the math, a Dr. Shortage is coming

Why the Doctor Can’t See You: Newsroom: The Independent Institute. The introductory portion of the article documents how preventive care alone has the ability to create full employment for doctors. In other words, demand exceeds supply… When demand exceeds supply, … Continue reading

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Doctors grade Obamacare

Why doctors give Obamacare a failing grade | TheHill.  You can keep your doctors – NOT Medicaid, not so great Deluge of paperwork and reporting requirements So what grade would doctors give Obamacare? The Physicians Foundation made shockwaves last month … Continue reading

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ER visits up under Obamacare

  More patients flocking to ERs under Obamacare. It wasn’t supposed to work this way, but since the Affordable Care Act took effect in January, Norton Hospital has seen its packed emergency room become even more crowded, with about 100 … Continue reading

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Medicaid? Read this first…

Especially for the children – Zane Pollard: The Bureaucrat Sitting on Your Doctors Shoulder – WSJ.com. Obamacare is designed to steer children of lower income families (< 250% of the Federal Poverty Level, $59,000 for a family of 4) onto Medicaid. … Continue reading

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Medicaid is a type of insurance but is their coverage?

Denver area has plenty of doctors, but few accepting Medicaid, says study – Denver Business Journal. Adams, Denver and Arapahoe counties have the third-, fourth- and fifth-worst ratios of Medicaid enrollees to doctors who accept the lower-reimbursement insurance, all with … Continue reading

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Coverage gap in states that didn’t expand Medicaid

Millions Trapped in Health-Law Coverage Gap – Yahoo Finance. Bob Miller for The Wall Street Journal Hair stylist Ernest Maiden doesn’t make enough money to qualify for federal subsidies to buy health insurance but also is ineligible for Medicaid. The … Continue reading

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Expanded Medicaid: Be careful out there

Expanded Medicaid’s fine print holds surprise: ‘payback’ from estate after death | Local News | The Seattle Times. As fine print is wont to do, it had buried itself in a long form — Balhorn’s application for free health insurance … Continue reading

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Young Adults, Low Income Least Familiar with Healthcare Reform

Young Adults, Low Income Least Familiar with Healthcare Reform. The Affordable Care Act is intended to benefit those with lower incomes, who are more likely to be uninsured than those with higher incomes. But at this time, lower-income Americans are … Continue reading

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