Dec 10, 2013 — Far from the glitz of South Beach or the tourist mecca of the Magic Kingdom is northern Florida. It stretches from the Gulf coast, through pine forests, to Jacksonville on the Atlantic. Information about Obamacare can be hard to come by for residents, many of whom are working poor and could benefit from the law.
Dec 9, 2013 — As a Dec. 23 enrollment deadline for health insurance that starts Jan. 1 looms, New York state is staffing up its call center and smoothing out the rough spots on its application to meet growing demand. As time runs down, the state is trying to fix technical and design issues that came up when the site debuted in October.
Dec 2, 2013 — The technological trials for the online health insurance exchanges have turned an enrollment period that was supposed to be a leisurely three-month stroll into a last-minute sprint for millions of Americans. People who want coverage that starts at the beginning of 2014 need to sign up no later than Dec. 23.
Nov 14, 2013 — In Oregon, the online health marketplace isn't working for people looking to buy individual policies. But the state has been rapidly expanding Medicaid anyway. In Texas, insurance helpers may face state regulations that would make it even harder to assist people seeking coverage.
Nov 12, 2013 — In a video interview with OZY, an online magazine, former President Clinton affirms his support for the Affordable Care Act while acknowledging its rocky rollout. If history is any guide, he says the technical problems will be solved. A tougher challenges lies in states that refused to expand Medicaid.
Oct 23, 2013 — One of the big questions now is what will happen if the federal health insurance website can't be fixed soon. Will the government penalize people for not having insurance if they couldn't realistically buy it?
Oct 14, 2013 — Now that enrollment has opened for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, one of the biggest questions people have is, what's the deadline? It's Dec. 15 if you want coverage to start on Jan. 1. But open enrollment actually runs through March 2014. After that, you'll generally have to wait until next fall.
Oct 12, 2013 — The new online marketplaces are now in their second week, and almost across the board, it's been a rocky start. But just how rocky depends on the state and how many navigators have been hired to help people sign up.
Oct 11, 2013 — The California health exchange has focused on drumming up interest in coverage during the first month of operation. Certified enrollment counselors can barely keep up with the requests for assistance that are rolling in.
Oct 10, 2013 — Some brokers and insurers are selling policies approved for the new exchanges along with traditional health coverage. Subsidies will be available only for the plans that got the OK for sale on exchanges. Sorting through the options won't be simple.