health insurance marketplaces

26 States With a Big Health Coverage Gap

Posted on 10/4/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

PoliticsThis week, Health Insurance Marketplaces opened in states across the country.  It’s true: Many more Americans will now have access to affordable health care.  But, other hard-working people, who live in states that have not yet committed to expanding Medicaid, will fall into a new coverage gap. That’s right: In the 26 states that have not accepted federal funding to expand Medicaid, adults who earn up to $15,000 a year will not qualify for any type of subsidy through the …

Feds to Run Insurance Marketplaces in Half the States

Posted on 02/18/2013 by |Health | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsBy Phil Galewitz and Alvin Tran, Staff Writers, Kaiser Health News It’s official. The Obama administration will be running new health insurance marketplaces in half the states — including the major population centers of Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania. The federal government had hoped more states this week would agree to form a partnership exchange — the deadline to apply was Friday — but the offer was largely rebuffed. New Jersey, Ohio and Florida, several of the biggest states that had not …