Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

Newest Fla, restaurant trend: Forcing customers to cover Obamacare costs

February 28, 2014

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LAKELAND, Florida — Some Tampa Bay area diners are finding a new charge on their restaurant bills. It’s an extra fee or surcharge for Obamacare, and the restaurant group that started it is based here in Florida, Tampa Bay’s Fox Channel 13 reports. “We wanted to be transparent about it. We didn’t want to hide […]

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MSU recruiting future doctors through Rural Medical Scholars

January 22, 2014

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Mississippi was facing a shortage of doctors even before the Affordable Care Act was enacted. Now, one public university is offering a program to try to put more physicians to work here in the Magnolia State. Mississippi high school juniors considering medical careers in their home state have the opportunity to take part in a […]

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BCBS of Mississippi maintaining non-Obamacare compliant policies

November 21, 2013

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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi is not following the lead of BCBS of Alabama in cancelling health plans not in compliance with the Affordable Care Act. In a statement Thursday morning, the health care insurer said it did not cancel any health plans due to the Jan. 1, 2014 PPACA requirements. “ Instead, […]

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Kaiser: 204,000 in state can get health insurance tax credits

November 6, 2013

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Once the federal government’s health insurance marketplace Web portal – healthcare.gov – is actually working, 204,000 uninsured Mississippians will be eligible for tax credits that can be used to lower the price of premiums on the exchange, a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation says. The Kaiser Foundation estimates the 204,000 has the potential […]

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CARTER: HHS advises Jurassic approach for health insurance sign-ups – use letter, phone or visit

October 21, 2013

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President Obama’s admission Monday that something is really, really wrong with the federally built health insurance market websites left the impression that our commander in chief would call in drone strikes on all the sites if only they’d stay up long enough to be viable targets. Though no heads have rolled at HHS that we […]

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Time running out for Obamacare exchange fixes

October 11, 2013

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Autumn coolness may have arrived in Washington D.C. but the heat is on big time for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to fix the many, many bugs in the new Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges, Time magazine reports. They have one month. If the officials running the new Affordable Care Act insurance […]

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Health plans group CEO sees momentum growing for state control of insurance exchange

October 8, 2013

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CLINTON, Mississippi — The CEO of the Mississippi Association of Health Plans says it is likely that state lawmakers will try to shift Mississippi’s health insurance exchange away from federal control to state control within a year. Jeff Drozda, a former United Health Care lobbyist and six-year member of the Indiana Senate, said momentum is […]

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Feds: Mississippians will pay among steepest Obamacare rates in U.S.

September 25, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi is one of the poorest states in the nation, and its residents will pay some of the highest premiums under a federally run health insurance exchange, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. The federal government released information Wednesday showing the estimated cost of a mid-range plan under the exchanges created through the […]

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GAO report signals trouble with health insurance exchanges beyond Mississippi

July 3, 2013

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By Ted Carter Mississippi may not be alone among the states for which federal officials have fallen perilously behind in getting health insurance market place exchanges ready for open enrollment Oct.1 The General Accounting Office, the investigative arm of Congress, says the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has missed a series of deadlines […]

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Help navigating Obamacare available at new Balch & Bingham blog

June 24, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Balch & Bingham LLP has launched the Affordable Care Act Review, a blog authored by members of the firm’s Affordable Care Act Strategists, a cross-disciplinary team created to provide advice and guidance on the ACA. The ACA Review, at acareview.com, serves as a resource to provide information, practical commentary and analysis to […]

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