Affordable Care Act http://nipr.fm en Interview: U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh on Obamacare http://nipr.fm/post/interview-us-assistant-secretary-health-dr-howard-koh-obamacare <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week, President Barack Obama announced more than six million people had signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.</span></p><p>The deadline to enroll – <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/03/26/294889936/that-health-insurance-deadline-now-comes-with-wiggle-room">or at least get started on the process</a> – is midnight on Monday, March 31st.</p><p>In the weeks leading up to the deadline, the Obama Administration has been on a major public relations push to spread the word, and the pace of enrollment <a href="http://n.pr/1iEuTDd">has picked up dramatically</a>.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:22:16 +0000 Sean Bueter 28438 at http://nipr.fm Interview: U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh on Obamacare Counselors Race to Enroll Minority Residents Before ACA Deadline http://nipr.fm/post/counselors-race-enroll-minority-residents-aca-deadline <p></p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 18.88888931274414px; line-height: normal;">President Barack Obama announced Thursday <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/03/27/295311611/obamacare-enrollment-exceeds-6-million">more than six million people</a> had signed up for health insurance through federal Affordable Care Act exchanges. </span></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:22:03 +0000 Katy Anderson 28335 at http://nipr.fm Counselors Race to Enroll Minority Residents Before ACA Deadline Healthy Indiana Plan Clears Its Waiting List http://nipr.fm/post/healthy-indiana-plan-clears-its-waiting-list <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The Healthy Indiana Plan, the state’s health insurance program for low-income Hoosiers, has added all the applicants from its waiting list to the program for 2014. But&nbsp;that list was dramatically shorter than in previous years.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 16:08:12 +0000 Brandon Smith 25198 at http://nipr.fm Healthy Indiana Plan Coverage Extended http://nipr.fm/post/healthy-indiana-plan-coverage-extended <p>More than ten thousand Hoosiers set to lose health insurance coverage through the Healthy Indiana&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Plan will get to keep those plans for a few more months. The state is reacting to enrollment issues surrounding the Affordable Care Act.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:14:12 +0000 Brandon Smith 24026 at http://nipr.fm Need Help Signing Up For The Health Care Exchange? http://nipr.fm/post/need-help-signing-health-care-exchange <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">This week we&rsquo;re taking a look at changes to Indiana&#39;s health care system under the Affordable Care Act. Now that the exchange is up and running, we&rsquo;ll look at what resources are availble t</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">o help consumers sign-up for exchanges, and navigate the new system.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:58:01 +0000 Virginia Alvino 21216 at http://nipr.fm Need Help Signing Up For The Health Care Exchange? How To Sign Up For The Health Insurance Exchange http://nipr.fm/post/how-sign-health-insurance-exchange <p>This week we&rsquo;re taking a look at changes to Indiana&#39;s health care system under the Affordable Care Act. Now that the exchange is up and running, we&rsquo;ll see what the process of signing up for an exchange plan is like.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><a href="http://healthcare.gov">Healthcare.gov</a> is the place to be in Indiana if you&rsquo;re looking for one of the new exchange plans. First you&rsquo;ll go through the basics of creating an account &ndash; provide some basic info, pick a user name and password, and then you can start your marketplace application.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Virginia Alvino 21072 at http://nipr.fm What Is A Health Insurance Exchange? http://nipr.fm/post/what-health-insurance-exchange <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The federal government is rolling out one of the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act this week, as mandated health insurance exchanges open their digital doors Oct. 1.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:57:57 +0000 Virginia Alvino 21055 at http://nipr.fm What Is A Health Insurance Exchange? Health Insurance Exchanges: How Indiana Got Here http://nipr.fm/post/health-insurance-exchanges-how-indiana-got-here <div><p>The federal government is rolling out one of the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act this week, as the mandated health insurance exchanges open their digital doors Oct. 1.</p><p></p><p>All this week we&rsquo;ll be walking through some of the practical implications of Indiana&rsquo;s exchange.</p><p></p><p>But first, we look back at the Hoosier State&rsquo;s political road to a federally-run exchange.</p></div><div><div>&nbsp;</div></div><p></p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 18:38:49 +0000 Sean Bueter 21007 at http://nipr.fm Health Insurance Exchanges: How Indiana Got Here FSSA Wants to Expand Healthy Indiana Plan http://nipr.fm/post/fssa-wants-expand-healthy-indiana-plan <p>Negotiations are underway between the state and federal government to provide healthcare coverage to more Hoosiers by expanding the Healthy Indiana Plan.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since taking office in January, Governor Mike Pence has been singularly focused on extending the Healthy Indiana Plan for another year.&nbsp; The federal government granted that extension earlier this month.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:59:43 +0000 Brandon Smith 20440 at http://nipr.fm FSSA Wants to Expand Healthy Indiana Plan Healthy Indiana Plan Extended One Year http://nipr.fm/post/healthy-indiana-plan-extended-one-year <p>More than 36 thousand Hoosiers with health insurance through the Healthy Indiana Plan will get to keep their plans for another year.&nbsp; Indiana reached an agreement with the federal government for an extension of the state’s health insurance program for low-income Hoosiers through 2014.</p><p></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 20:09:16 +0000 Sean Bueter 19892 at http://nipr.fm Healthy Indiana Plan Extended One Year