health exchanges

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    Does money from Washington grow on trees?

    Dollars flowing to North Carolina from Washington are not free. They’ve been portrayed as such from a lot of opponents of GOP-sponsored bills blazing their way through the General Assembly during the opening weeks of the 2013 session. For example, on Wednesday, Sen. Josh Stein, D-Wake, while arguing against…
    Barry Smith, February 14, 2013
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    Trouble in Exchange Paradise

    The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has scared many state’s legislators into starting the process of setting up health insurance exchanges by saying that if the states fail to do so the federal government will step in and set up exchanges on the state’s dime. However, this week…
    Nicole Fisher, August 18, 2011
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    Jindal’s Stance on Health Insurance Exchanges Splits Scholars

    Louisiana’s Governor Bobby Jindal is causing much debate within and between center-right experts and legislators. I for one welcome the discussion and debate. It keeps us all up-to-date on health reform progression and reminds us daily how important these decisions are in keeping our citizens happy and healthy. http://biggovernment.com/kmooney/2011/08/07/gov-jindals-opposition-to-health-care-exchanges-splits-libertarian-and-conservative-scholars/…
    Nicole Fisher, August 9, 2011
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    ObamaCare exchange vote

    Live Blog The US House passed a bill to stop federal grants for states to set up ObamaCare exchanges. It was a mostly party-line vote, but looking to the state’s three most vulnerable Democrats: Mike McIntyre was one of five Democrats to vote in…
    Joseph Coletti, May 4, 2011
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    ObamaCare Exchange Update

    Live Blog Rep. Jerry Dockham is the primary sponsor of HB115, to establish a needless ObamaCare Exchange in North Carolina, but his answers in the House Insurance Committee today are worrisome for those who want to limit government intervention. A sampling: Dockham does not…
    Joseph Coletti, April 12, 2011
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    Individual Mandate or New Ballgame?

    Mark Bertolini, the CEO of influential insurance company Aetna did an interview with Kaiser Health News yesterday in which he talked candidly about his company’s perspective on the individual mandate in the new health care law. His blunt take on the individual mandate was that “it’s pretty likely…
    Nicole Fisher, April 8, 2011
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    The Joe Biden of Health Reform?

      The last two weeks I have written about Joel Ario, head of the Health Insurance Exchange within the US DHHS and his comments on health reform insurance exchanges.  For further follow-up, here’s a little nugget that the White House couldn’t have been thrilled with,  “[If] the Exchanges work pretty well,…
    Nicole Fisher, April 4, 2011
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    Tea Parties stop ObamaCare exchanges

    Live Blog Florida and Louisiana governors led the way by returning ObamaCare implementation grants. Recently, Tea Party groups in Georgia, Montana, and South Carolina got ObamaCare exchange bills shelved. New Hampshire has joined the wave of opposition. The General Assembly needs to follow its stand against…
    Joseph Coletti, March 30, 2011