affordable care act rss icon

Feds Try To Get “Young Invincibles” To Sign Up For Healthcare

young_invinciples
Medical students at Case Western Reserve University learn about signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
9:02AM
February
26, 2014

With just weeks left to sign up for health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace, federal officials have stepped up efforts to recruit younger enrollees between the ages of 18 and 34.

Consumers New To Health Insurance Face Learning Curve

healthcare exchange
Healthcare navigator Jessica May (right) goes over different plans with Shelby Conrad, 60, of Clintonville.
5:00AM
December
23, 2013

Monday is the deadline to sign up through the federal healthcare exchange to get coverage by January First. The process was frustrating until the website improved, but people who have never had insurance faced a steep learning curve. WOSU met with one woman who received a crash course in private insurance.

Healthcare Navigators Report Easier Time Helping Clients

healthcare exchange
Healthcare navigator Jessica May (right) goes over different plans with Shelby Conrad, 60, of Clintonville. Conrad is on the fence about whether to choose a plan or take a penalty for not having individual health insurance.
5:00AM
December
6, 2013

By all accounts, this week has been better for the Obama administration, the Affordable Care Act and for people looking to buy health insurance. After two months of trouble healthcare.gov seems to be working. That’s a relief to Central Ohioans buying insurance and those trying to help them do it.

1,150 Ohioans Get Coverage Using Federal Exchange

health_logo
More than 24,000 Ohio residents submitted paper or electronic applications for health coverage for more than 45,000 people, such as themselves, their spouses and children, the report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows.
7:27AM
November 14, 2013

Federal officials said Wednesday that just 1,150 Ohio residents successfully picked health insurance plans last month through the new online marketplace created by President Barack Obama’s law.

Ohio Health Centers Get Money From Affordable Care Act

lowerLights
The Lower Lights Christian Health Center on West Broad Street will receive $216,667 in federal money.
8:58AM
November 8, 2013

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says 11 community health centers in Ohio will get $6.8 million in federal money under the new health care law.

Readmission Fines “Changing Culture” Of Ohio Hospitals

health_logo
File photo
9:02AM
November 1, 2013

Hospital officials believe new fines tied to higher readmission rates are changing the culture of health care.

HHS Chief: Health Overhaul Website Glitches Being Fixed

kgs-3-thumb
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
2:58PM
October 16, 2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says during a visit to her native Ohio that work is continuing to fix glitches that hampered the launch of the federal health care overhaul.

Analyst: Ohio Consumers Slowed By Federal Health Exchange

CMC Rohling McGee
Ohio Health Policy Institute president, Amy Rohling McGee, tells the Columbus Metropolitan Club uninsured Ohioans have to use the federal healthcare exchange website to sign up for coverage
9:30AM
October
10, 2013

Ohio is using the federal insurance marketplace to allow consumers to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. But, the site has experienced technical hiccups and long waits. An analyst with the non-partisan Health Policy Institute of Ohio says its unclear whether Ohio would be better off with its own health insurance exchange.

Ohio “Navigators” Fighting Red Tape During ObamaCare Roll Out

blood pressure cuff
Monday marks the first day people get sign up for health insurance on a marketplace under the federal healthcare law.
5:24PM
October
1, 2013

Ohioans began using the health insurance marketplace, Tuesday, under the Affordable Care Act. A number of Ohio for agencies received grants to hire so-called “navigators” to help guide people through the marketplace. But there’s been a snag. Red tape is preventing the navigators from helping people with questions about the insurance marketplace.

Affordable Care Act Calculator: Crunch The Numbers For You

380892395_1046c983a0_b
The Affordable Care Act open enrollment begins on Oct. 1, figure out what this means for you.
10:41AM
September 26, 2013

Use this interactive calculator to figure out premiums on the Affordable Care Act for you and your family.