CMS updates Medicaid/CHIP, Marketplace enrollment estimates

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More than 16.4 million people enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program between Oct. 1, 2013 and Nov. 30, 2016, increasing total enrollment in the programs by 29% since the start of the first open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace, according to a report released... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: child health, Enrollment, Coverage, Medicaid

CMS: Marketplace open enrollment activity outpacing last year

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More than 11.5 million people selected a 2017 health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplaces as of Dec. 24, an increase of 286,000 compared to the comparable period last year, according to a report released today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. More than 8.7 million people selected... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: Enrollment, Coverage

CMS issues updated snapshot of open enrollment activity

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More than 8.7 million people selected a health plan through HealthCare.gov Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced yesterday. Three-quarters of those selecting plans were renewing coverage and the rest were new consumers. Thirty-nine states are using HealthCare.gov... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: Enrollment, Coverage

Deadline extended to apply for Marketplace coverage effective Jan. 1

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The deadline for consumers to sign up for Jan. 1 coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplaces has been extended to Dec. 19. According to a notice posted on HealthCare.gov, the extension was driven by “extraordinary demand” to enroll online and over the phone. As of Dec. 12, more than 4 million ... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Enrollment, Coverage

CMS issues updated snapshot of open enrollment activity

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More than 4 million people selected a health plan through HealthCare.gov Nov. 1 through Dec. 10, about 250,000 more than during the same period last year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced today. Nearly three-quarters of those selecting plans were renewing coverage and the rest were... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tag: Enrollment

CMS: More than 15.7 million enroll in Medicaid/CHIP since October 2013

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More than 15.7 million people enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program between Oct. 1, 2013 and Sept. 30, 2016, increasing total enrollment in the programs by 28% since the start of the first open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace, according to a report released... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: Enrollment, Medicaid

CMS issues updated snapshot of open enrollment activity

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More than 2.1 million people selected a health plan through HealthCare.gov Nov. 1-26, about 97,000 more than during the same period last year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced today. Three-quarters of those selecting plans were renewing coverage and the rest were new consumers.... read more

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Tags: Enrollment, Coverage

CMS issues snapshot of HealthCare.gov open enrollment activity

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More than one million people selected a health plan through HealthCare.gov Nov. 1-12, about 50,000 more than during the same period last year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced today. Three-quarters of those selecting plans were renewing coverage and the rest were new consumers.... read more

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Tags: Enrollment, Coverage

CDC survey: Uninsured rate essentially unchanged in first six months of 2016

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An estimated 28.4 million U.S. residents, or 8.9%, lacked health insurance when surveyed in the first six months of 2016, according to a report released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s essentially the same as in 2015, but 20.2 million fewer people than in 2010, the... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tag: Enrollment

AHA video encourages young adults to enroll in health coverage

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With open enrollment in the 2017 Health Insurance Marketplaces starting Nov. 1, a new AHA video highlights the importance of health insurance for young people. Hospitals are invited to share the video with their communities by displaying it in high traffic areas, on their websites and through social media... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Enrollment, Coverage

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