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Happenings in Health Insurance

At 8 Million Sign-Ups, Health Law Enrollment Surpasses Target

April 18th, 2014 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
President Barack Obama hailed the latest tally of people who gained insurance as a result of the health law. News outlets also look inside this latest round of data to find out what information the administration is providing and what is still to come.

Sign-Up Figures Trigger New Round Of Health Law Political Spin

April 18th, 2014 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
President Barack Obama uses the new enrollment numbers to urge Democrats to be proud of the health law and calls on Republicans to back off in their push to repeal the measure. GOP leaders, though, do not appear to soften their positions.

Are Exchanges More Appealing To Insurers Now?

April 18th, 2014 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
Elsewhere, in Colorado, new fees on consumers and insurance plans would raise $13 million to help run that state's exchange next year.

California Officials Announce Enrollee Tally, Note Last-Minute Surge

April 18th, 2014 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
Covered California, the state's online health insurance marketplace, signed up 200,000 people for coverage during the two-week deadline extension -- bringing the state's total to 1.4 million. The state's initial goal was about 815,900 for the six-month enrollment period that began Oct. 1, 2013.

Obama Presses Scrutiny Of 2015 Health Insurance Rates

April 18th, 2014 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
The president made his appeal to state insurance commissioners at a meeting Thursday. Elsewhere, consumer spending related to the health law jumps, the GOP again demands to know the White House's involvement in the healthcare.gov rollout, and hospitals try their hand as insurers.