Affordable Care Act

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3:21 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Obamacare Ruling Won't Immediately Affect Michigan

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Court ruling on Obamacare tax breaks has no immediate effect in Michigan

An appeals court ruling Tuesday out of Washington DC could jeopardize tax subsidies that help nearly 240,000 Michiganders buy health coverage under Obamacare.

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8:45 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Health Plan Enrollment Deadline Approaching


Monday is the deadline for enrolling in a health care plan under terms of the Affordable Care Act.

Locally, Washtenaw Health Plan has been helping people sign up for health insurance for several months. 

Program administrator Ruth Kraut said she hopes folks not already enrolled try to sign up on their own over the weekend.

"If you have trouble signing up," Kraut said, "you'll be able to testify to that and get a special enrollment period. But you need to have at least started the process."

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7:46 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

U-M Health System Helping with Health Care Enrollment

The University of Michigan Health System is helping cut through confusion surrounding the upcoming Affordable Care Act deadline.

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. UMHS spokesperson Kara Gavin says enrollment in Michigan's own expanded Medicaid program does not begin until April 1.

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Michigan News
2:11 am
Wed March 12, 2014

More Michigan Residents Sign Up For Health Plans

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About 145,000 Michigan residents have selected private insurance plans under the federal health care law. 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.

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Michigan News
4:06 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Republican Senate Candidate in Michigan Puts Forth Health Care Platform

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land has relentlessly attacked Democrat Gary Peters for supporting the federal health care law.  

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Local News
5:40 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

ACA Symposium set for Monday

The public is invited to a free symposium where the Affordable Care Act will be discussed by media and policy experts. 

Marianne Udow-Phillips is Director of the Center for Health Care Research and Transformation, which is hosting Monday's event. 

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. 

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Local News
3:15 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Washtenaw Health Plan gets help from ACCESS as HealthCare.Gov irons out Wrinkles

Washtenaw Public Health gets help from ACCESS as the website irons out wrinkles thast have made it difficult to enroll in health care plans. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

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