Affordable Care Act http://wemu.org en Health Plan Enrollment Deadline Approaching http://wemu.org/post/health-plan-enrollment-deadline-approaching <p>Monday is the deadline for enrolling in a health care plan under terms of the Affordable Care Act.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Locally, Washtenaw Health Plan has been helping people sign up for health insurance for several months.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 00:45:27 +0000 Bob Eccles 43577 at http://wemu.org Health Plan Enrollment Deadline Approaching U-M Health System Helping with Health Care Enrollment http://wemu.org/post/u-m-health-system-helping-health-care-enrollment <p>The University of Michigan Health System is helping cut through confusion surrounding the upcoming Affordable Care Act deadline.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Americans have until March 31 to enroll in a private health insurance plan or pay a penalty and be forced to wait until the next open enrollment period. That wont come until November.&nbsp;<span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(119, 119, 119); font-size: 12px; line-height: 16px;">UMHS spokesperson Kara Gavin says enrollment in Michigan's own expanded Medicaid program does not begin until April 1.</span></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:46:40 +0000 Taylor Pinson 43463 at http://wemu.org U-M Health System Helping with Health Care Enrollment More Michigan Residents Sign Up For Health Plans http://wemu.org/post/more-michigan-residents-sign-health-plans <div>About 145,000 Michigan residents have selected private insurance plans under the federal health care law.&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Updated figures released Tuesday by the Health and Human Services Department show about 314,000 people in the state have completed an application and are eligible to enroll in a marketplace plan.</span></div><div> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 06:11:05 +0000 Associated Press 42694 at http://wemu.org More Michigan Residents Sign Up For Health Plans Republican Senate Candidate in Michigan Puts Forth Health Care Platform http://wemu.org/post/republican-senate-candidate-michigan-puts-forth-health-care-platform <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land has relentlessly attacked Democrat Gary Peters for supporting the federal health care law. &nbsp;</span></div><div><div> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:06:54 +0000 Associated Press 42625 at http://wemu.org Republican Senate Candidate in Michigan Puts Forth Health Care Platform ACA Symposium set for Monday http://wemu.org/post/aca-symposium-set-monday <p>The public is invited to a free symposium where the Affordable Care Act will be discussed by media and policy experts.&nbsp;</p><p>Marianne Udow-Phillips is Director of the Center for Health Care Research and Transformation, which is hosting Monday's event.&nbsp;</p><p>Udow-Phillips says journalists from the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and the New York Times will discuss how the Affordable Care Act has been portrayed in the media.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 21:40:00 +0000 Bob Eccles 37158 at http://wemu.org Washtenaw Health Plan gets help from ACCESS as HealthCare.Gov irons out Wrinkles http://wemu.org/post/washtenaw-health-plan-gets-help-access-healthcaregov-irons-out-wrinkles <p>Washtenaw Public Health gets help from ACCESS as the website HealthCare.gov irons out wrinkles thast have made it difficult to enroll in health care plans. WEMU&#39;s Bob Eccles has the story.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:15:10 +0000 Bob Eccles 36411 at http://wemu.org