Kaiser Health News: Increase in health insurance exchange enrollment mirrors some state programs, including Massachusetts

Phil Galewitz of Kaiser Health News reports that enrollment increases for federal exchanges  mirror "activity on several state-run Obamacare exchanges, according to figures obtained from states independently by Kaiser Health News. Minnesota, with more than 54,000 enrollees as of Monday, doubled the number of sign-ups it had at the same time last year. Colorado, Massachusetts and … Continue reading Kaiser Health News: Increase in health insurance exchange enrollment mirrors some state programs, including Massachusetts

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Globe, Times on some of the the 3 million newly insured

With the uproar about computer glitches with the new health insurance exchanges, you would never know that millions of people were about the get coverage at a reasonable cost.Today, The Boston Globe's  Chelsea Conaboy offers stories on five of them. The story is  behind the pay wall. You can look at the pictures, go out and buy the Sunday … Continue reading Globe, Times on some of the the 3 million newly insured

Who says young people don’t care about health insurance? #aca #obamacare

Over at BU's Daily Free Press -- the independent campus paper -- poli-sci/math major Sara Ryan tries signing up for insurance at healtcare.gov.  She too hit some roadblocks,  but had this to say: So, should you care about my little experiment? It demonstrates that the website has potential. It’s not incredibly difficult to use  when it’s operating properly. … Continue reading Who says young people don’t care about health insurance? #aca #obamacare

Data, medicine, insurance reform and a round up of health policy blogs

Health data is a theme of this edition of the Health Wonk Review because it is also the focus of the current Knight News Challenge. That contest rewards media innovation with seed money. They use the word “challenge” literally, asking for innovative responses to question: How can we harness data and information for the health … Continue reading Data, medicine, insurance reform and a round up of health policy blogs