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3 Things States Can Do to Pay for Their ACA Exchanges

When federal “venture capital” runs out, how will states keep exchanges going? Right now, many states are still focused on improving the consumer experience of their health insurance exchanges. But…
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Marketing a State Insurance Exchange: Q&A With the Agency Behind Access Health CT

Before the Affordable Care Act, Connecticut had 337,000 uninsured residents. Reaching those people has involved broadcast advertising in English and Spanish, major and culturally-niche newspapers, billboards, and posters in convenience…
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Insights on the ACA: Marketing the Affordable Care Act

Note: ACA Watch is an ongoing, bi-weekly series with aggregated stories and insights on the latest developments regarding the Affordable Care Act. Look out for it every other Thursday. “It…
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Challenges Ahead: What’s Next for State HIEs?

Though the technology can be complex, the non-technical aspects of a health information exchange are often the most daunting for states and regions adopting them, according to Jack Buxbaum, who…
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The Impact of Meaningful Quality Measures

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requires healthcare quality to be measured in meaningful ways in six broad areas, and a viewpoint article in the June 5 Journal…
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Implications of the ACA Employer Mandate Delay: Q & A With Richard Stover

Richard Stover, insurance specialist and principal at Buck Consultants, a Xerox company, has spent the last several days answering a barrage of questions from his employer clients about the one…
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A Closer Look: The Debate Over Meaningful Use Stage 2 Delay

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and six U.S. senators demand a delay of the October 1, 2013 Meaningful Use Stage 2 deadline. A group of nurses are now…
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Q&A With Don Berwick, Former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Dr. Don Berwick is one of the most outspoken advocates for quality healthcare reform in the U.S. The former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, founder and…
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[INFOGRAPHIC] Health Insurance Marketplaces: Gaining Access to Care

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Health Insurance Marketplaces: the Nevada Solution

The Supreme Court’s decision in June 2012 to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA), followed by President Barack Obama’s re-election in November, put states on the clock when it comes…
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[INFOGRAPHIC] Health Insurance Marketplaces: Breaking Down the Pieces

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The Campaign to Enroll America

Coalition led by former White House official uses campaign-style tactics to reach uninsured Americans. About 30 million uninsured Americans will soon be able to sign up for health insurance benefits,…