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Posted by John Murawski on November 5, 2013
About 75 percent of North Carolinians who are eligible for insurance subsidies could end up not enrolling for subsidized health coverage next year, according to an analysis released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Its long been known that that the Affordable Care Act would not have a 100 percent adoption rate, but the percentage of those who reject subsidized coverage remains speculative. Those who fail to get health insurance and dont qualify for an exemption will face a fine to be garnished by the IRS from tax refunds.
The Kaiser Family Foundation said that about 17 million Americans, including 684,000 North Carolinians, will qualify for federal subsidies on insurance premiums next year.
Posted by John Murawski on October 31, 2013
Red Hat is among the high-profile high-tech firms brought in to fix the federal government's healthcare.gov website.
Posted by John Murawski on October 22, 2013
Civitas Institute, a conservative group in Raleigh, has launched a website to attack the Affordable Care Act. The site is dubbed “I Couldn’t Keep My Plan” and cites examples of NC locals who say they will pay more for health insurance, not less, as a result the law.
Posted by John Murawski on October 15, 2013
The Kate B. Reynolds Foundation and others are donating $610,000 to boost enrollment for subsidized insurance in North Carolina.
Posted by John Murawski on October 3, 2013
UNC Health Care and Legal Aid of N.C. are offering a series of three public forums on the Affordable Care Act. The forums will provide an opportunity to schedule private consulations with trained “navigators” for enrollment assistance.
Posted by Glenn Kessler on September 27, 2013
As the implementation of the Affordable Care Act approaches, The Washington Post has vetted a list of some of the major claims about the law.