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Affordable Care Act: Open Enrollment Runs Through January 15

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This year’s Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period has been extended an additional 30 days, and now runs through January 15. Thanks to pandemic relief efforts, consumers shopping for health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act could find cheaper premiums for next year. The open enrollment period for consumers …

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Almost 3M gained ACA coverage during special enrollment period

More than 2.8 million people gained health insurance during the special enrollment period for Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage this year, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The 2021 special enrollment period on HealthCare.gov and state-based marketplaces ran from February 15 through August 15. Regular enrollment begins on …

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Affordable Care Act Survives GOP Challenge In Supreme Court

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The United States Supreme Court ruled that the Affordable Care Act is valid and constitutional. Eighteen Republican-led states argued that the ACA, also known as “Obamacare,” became unconstitutional when congressional Republicans eliminated the individual mandate — a requirement for all uninsured Americans to buy coverage or face a tax penalty. …

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Biden Nominates Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to Head Medicare, Medicaid

President Joe Biden has picked a former Obama administration official to run the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Biden announced Friday that he has selected Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, an experienced health policy staffer, as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The agency oversees Medicare, Medicaid, and …

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Biden Reopens Affordable Care Act Healthcare Exchanges

In January, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to open up the federal health insurance marketplace for three months so uninsured people can buy a plan and those who want to change their marketplace coverage can do so. That three month period started Monday and runs through May 15. The …

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