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More Than 70 Percent of Consumers Can Find Marketplace Plans for Less than $75 Per Month

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With Start of Window Shopping, Americans Can Now Check Out Options for 2017 Coverage With window shopping beginning today, Health Insurance Marketplace consumers can now visit HealthCare.gov to check out their options for 2017 coverage in advance of the start of Open Enrollment on November 1. A new report released today shows that 72 percent…

13.8 million Americans expected to select Marketplace plans during the upcoming Open Enrollment

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Secretary Burwell describes improvements in the Health Insurance Marketplace, its role in a better health care system for all Americans, and this year’s data-driven outreach efforts U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced that she expects 13.8 million individuals to sign up for coverage through the Marketplaces during…

Medicaid expansion lowers Marketplace premiums by 7 percent

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New analysis finds Medicaid expansion brings down Marketplace rates – another benefit on top of gains for low-income individuals and state economies Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report showing that expanding Medicaid lowers Marketplace premiums by about 7 percent in those states. “Today’s report identifies yet another group that…

Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act leads to better care and improves financial well-being for new enrollees

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Over 90 percent of new Medicaid enrollees are satisfied with their plans and doctor According to a new report summarizing research to date, 78 percent of new Medicaid enrollees indicated that absent Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they wouldn’t otherwise have the resources necessary to access regular care. Additionally, the overwhelming majority…

HHS finalizes rule to improve health equity under the Affordable Care Act

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Final rule prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability; enhances language assistance for individuals with limited English proficiency; and protects individuals with disabilities The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued a final rule to advance health equity and reduce health care disparities. Under the rule, individuals are…

HHS Awards over $260 Million to Health Centers Nationwide to Build and Renovate Facilities to Serve More Patients

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Today, HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced over $260 million in funding to 290 health centers in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico for facility renovation, expansion, or construction. Health centers will use this funding to increase their patient capacity and to provide additional comprehensive primary and preventive health services to medically…

20 million people have gained health insurance coverage because of the Affordable Care Act, new estimates show

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More than 6 million uninsured young adults have gained health insurance coverage since 2010 A new report released today finds that the provisions of the Affordable Care Act have resulted in an estimated 20 million people gaining health insurance coverage between the passage of the law in 2010 and early 2016—an historic reduction in the…

Eight in 10 Marketplace customers in HealthCare.gov states qualify for a tax credit with an average value of nearly $300 per month

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People who reenrolled saved $43 per month on average by shopping and switching plans According to a new report released today, more than 8 in 10 people (83 percent) who selected or were automatically enrolled in a 2016 plan through the Marketplace qualify for a tax credit with an average value of $294 per month,…