Affordable Health Care Act News

Businesses Seek Cure for Health Care Cost Surge

A year ago, Teresa Hartnett was on the verge of expanding her small business. The company had hit $1 million in sales, and requests from clients were flowing in. She planned to transition from nearly 30 freelancers to a full-time …

Fort Wayne Schools Cutting Hours Over Insurance

One of Indiana’s largest school districts is cutting the hours of 610 part-time teaching aides and cafeteria workers to save money and to avoid providing them health insurance under the federal health care overhaul, its chief financial officer said. The …

Utah to Be First to Use Dual-Model Health Exchange

The federal government has approved Utah to become the first state to have a dual-model health insurance exchange in which the state and the federal government divide responsibilities. The plan allows Utah to continue to run its existing health insurance …

Nevada Board OKs $6M For Health Exchange Marketing

A state board chaired by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has approved a $6 million contract to market the state’s health insurance exchange program. The Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved the contract with KPS 3 Inc. Funding for the marketing …

Utah Governor Asks Obama to Approve His State’s Health Exchange

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert asked President Barack Obama on Tuesday for help getting the state’s small-business health insurance marketplace approved as good enough for Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Utah created a health insurance exchange for small businesses …

Feds Approve Colorado, Oregon, Washington Insurance Exchanges

Colorado, Oregon and Washington are among the first six states to get preliminary approval from the Obama Administration to operate a health insurance exchange. The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services announced the decision on Monday.  The other states were: …

Idaho’s Otter May Take Another Month On Exchange Decision

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter will take up to another month to decide whether Idaho will build its own health insurance exchange – or opt for an exchange created by the federal government. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services …

Maine Gov. LePage Attacks Supreme Court’s Healthcare Ruling

Maine Gov. Paul LePage used his weekly radio address this past Saturday to attack the Supreme Court’s decision that upheld the president’s health care law. He also described the Internal Revenue Service as the “new Gestapo.”LePage says the court’s decision …