Obama Gives Health Plans Added Two-year Reprieve

People may keep old health insurance another year





Eight of the 10 states with the largest increases in health insurance enrollment from December to January were in the South, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Mississippi topped the list, followed by Florida and Louisiana. Several Southern states opted not to run their own online health insurance exchange under the 2010 law and instead relied on the federal exchange, HealthCare.gov, which was plagued with problems in its early months. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/05/blacks-targeted-in-effort-to-boost-health-care-enrollment/6089415/









ET The Obama administration further postponed a provision of the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, the latest in a series of changes that have delayed or pared back the health overhaul so much that many of its ambitious goals won't be achieved during its first years in full effect. Democrats sought to create a new health-care landscape when they passed the law in 2010, with millions of uninsured Americans gaining coverage, employers... For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303369904579421541748450598









14, 2014, and end Feb. 15, 2015, so that insurers have more time to prepare. States have until June 15, rather than Jan. 1, to have a approved blueprint in place to transition to a state-based marketplace. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/05/people-may-keep-old-health-insurance-another-year-white-house-says/6085963/





2-year extension offered for canceled health plans





It contradicted Obama's promise that you can keep your insurance plan if you like it. The latest extension would be valid for policies issued up to Oct. 1, 2016. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://news.yahoo.com/2-extension-offered-canceled-health-plans-212440850--finance.html