Ritter Insurance Marketing, Craig Ritter

State Exchanges Struggling As Federal Funds Dry Up

Though states with their own health exchanges weren’t affected by Thursday’s Supreme Court decision, they are still struggling with financial worries. Federal start-up money has stopped flowing into state exchanges, and so, states must now rely on their own funding methods. With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, roughly $5 billion was set aside to…

2 Jul 15
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Gov. Wolf to Drop Exchange Proposal

Earlier this month, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed setting up a state-based health insurance exchange, hoping to be prepared if the Supreme Court were to strike down subsidies to residents in states without their own exchanges.

In light of today’s news — a 6-3 vote upholding subsidies for qualified residents in all 50 states — Wolf’s proposal will be tossed.

25 Jun 15
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Supreme Court Upholds Subsidies for ACA

President Barack Obama’s health care law secured a big win today when the Supreme Court upheld that the Affordable Care Act allows for subsidies to residents of all 50 states, not just those who buy insurance through a state exchange. Sixteen states have their own exchanges, while 34 rely on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace…

25 Jun 15
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Puerto Rico Facing Crisis, Medicare Reimbursement Cuts to Blame

Puerto Rico, America’s island territory that’s $73 million in debt, is facing a health-care crisis.

22 Jun 15
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Justice Department Charges 243 with Medicare Fraud

On June 18, the U.S. Justice Department charged 243 people with $712 million in false billings to Medicare. It was the single-biggest crackdown in an 8-year campaign against health-care fraud.

22 Jun 15
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Finding Doctors That Take Your Insurance; Now Easier?

The Affordable Care Act has brought with it many ripples in the way the health-care market operates. Among the troubles consumers have faced with America’s health care changes, one stands out supreme: Which doctors will take this plan?

10 Jun 15
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Enroll America shrinking is bad for sign-up benchmarks, good for agents

As financial support wanes, the not-for-profit whose objective is to educate Americans about the Affordable Care Act is cutting 100 jobs and shifting its focus.

15 May 15
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CMS Publishes Inaugural Newsletter for Agents and Brokers Regarding ACA

NAHU had been asking for this for many months and here is the inaugural issue of CMS newsletter for Agents and Brokers who participate in the Federally Facilitated Exchanges of the ACA.

17 Aug 14
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New ACA Delay Extends “Non Compliant” Health Insurance Plans Another Year

The administration announced another delay in the ACA today.  This is from The Hill.  This will allow avoid the cancellation of health insurance policies until after the mid-term elections.

5 Mar 14
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A Look at the Marginal Tax Rate on Low Income Families, Post ACA

Here is a quick case study on the impact of phase out of tax subsidies on relatively low income families as they look to earn more household income.  In this example, take a family of 3 with one spouse working a job making $30,000/year (around 150% of poverty level).  Assume they live in PA, in…

6 Feb 14
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