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Delaware Opts Against Setting Up State Health Insurance Exchange

Delaware officials have decided not to develop the state’s own health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act and instead will keep the current federal partnership model. Delaware was granted approval in June to develop a state-based health insurance marketplace, …

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont Trying to Recoup Over $500K

Vermont’s largest insurance carrier is trying to recover more than $500,000 in claims for 600 patients who mistakenly received benefits due to a Vermont Health Connect’s technological error. The state’s online health insurance exchange caused backlogs in updating patient information …

Vermont Health Chief: Exchange Cost Pushes $200M

As Vermont’s health care reform chief was about to address lawmakers Tuesday on Vermont’s trouble-plagued health insurance exchange, his computer presentation couldn’t get started. “Once again, we’re talking about Vermont Health Connect, so we’re having technical issues,” joked Lawrence Miller, …

Arkansas Senate Votes to Delay State Insurance Exchange Plans

Arkansas lawmakers voted to put the state’s plans to set up its own insurance exchange under the federal health law on hold while the nation’s highest court weighs a legal challenge over tax subsidies granted through the overhaul. The bill …

Ohio Democrats Want State to Create Health Insurance Exchange

Democratic lawmakers in Ohio want the state to consider creating its own health insurance exchange as the U.S. Supreme Court hears a challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care law. People can find health coverage through the exchanges, or marketplaces, …

Mass. Gov. Takes Issue With Report Pegging ACA Costs at $1B

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is sharply criticizing a report that puts a price tag of about $1 billion on the implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act in Massachusetts. The Pioneer Institute, a conservative-leaning think tank, said in a report …

Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Losing Low-Cost Carrier

The insurance company that grabbed the most customers on Minnesota’s health care exchange by offering the lowest rates told state officials that it’s pulling out of MNsure, a major blow to the exchange as the next open enrollment period approaches. …

Launch of State-Run Health Insurance Exchange Delayed in Arkansas

A nonprofit created by the Arkansas legislature has decided to delay establishing a state-run health insurance exchange until 2016 to avoid a rush to build the technology system for it. The Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace Board had hoped to establish …

Newly Released Documents Highlight Oklahoma Health Exchange Politics

Gov. Mary Fallin on Aug. 11 released 31 documents that her administration previously withheld from news media involving her administration’s decision to reject a state health insurance exchange under the federal health care law. The emails suggest an administration that …

Wisconsin Regulators Say 166,000 Gained Insurance Coverage

Newly released numbers by the Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner’s office shows that nearly 166,000 Wisconsin residents purchased health insurance by June 1. But it’s not known how many of those people were previously uninsured. Gov. Scott Walker has promised to cut …