A First Look at the DC Health Exchange

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The District of Columbia is requiring all small employers (those with fewer than 51 full-time employees) to join their health Exchange by 2015.  In part because of the requirements, the District has aggressively kept to the federal government implementation timeline and, despite running into some computer glitches that could delay some benefits, has previewed what… Read more »

How Exchanges Will Function Under Government Shutdown

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Baring a last second deal, funding for the federal government will run out at midnight on Tuesday, October 1.  Not coincidentally, that is the date that the health care Exchanges mandated under the Affordable Care Act will begin to accept enrollments from the public.  With a government operating on minimal resources but running Exchanges in… Read more »

PWIA Conference Tackles Tough Questions on ACA


Guest post by LeeAnn Petersen This December the 2013 Professional Women in Advocacy Conference will host two discussions pertaining to health care policy – an Affordable Care Act session and a health industry roundtable. Both sessions will feature public officials from the Hill and/or Administration alongside industry advocates from hospitals, health systems, associations, insurers, exchanges,… Read more »

Employer Mandate Delayed

Rich Lowry, editor of National Review, wrote in POLITICO about the state of affairs for ACA implementation: “Washington is riven by conflict and deep-seated division. It is rare indeed that both sides can agree on anything consequential. Therefore it is incredibly heartening that there is now bipartisan agreement that the implementation of Obamacare is a… Read more »