healthcare exchange http://wrkf.org en Explaining the Health Insurance Exchanges http://wrkf.org/post/explaining-health-insurance-exchanges <p>On Oct. 1 the health insurance exchanges under the <a href="http://www.hhs.gov/opa/affordable-care-act/index.html">Affordable Care Act</a> start the 6-month enrollment period. This means the uninsured or people who buy their own health insurance can now go to one place online and compare plans side-by-side.</p><p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 16836 at http://wrkf.org Setting Up Louisiana's Health Insurance Exchange http://wrkf.org/post/setting-louisianas-health-insurance-exchange <p>In every state on Oct. 1, <a href="https://www.healthcare.gov/what-is-the-health-insurance-marketplace/">health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act</a> will begin enrolling customers for plans that take effect January 1, 2014.</p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 16683 at http://wrkf.org Setting Up Louisiana's Health Insurance Exchange Capitol Access: Lawmakers Tackle Tax Reform, Budget, Healthcare Day One http://wrkf.org/post/capitol-access-lawmakers-tackle-tax-reform-budget-healthcare-day-one <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Legislature is already taking up Gov. Bobby </span>Jindal’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> charge to move a bill to phase out the income tax, just a day after the governor ditched his own plan for repeal. The House will consider sending fiscal-hawk Rep. Kirk Talbot’s six-year income tax phase-out to the House Ways and Means Committee when it convenes at 4 p.m. Tuesday.</span></p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:56:43 +0000 Kelly Connelly 8660 at http://wrkf.org Healthcare Analyst: Insurance Exchanges Will Save Money http://wrkf.org/post/healthcare-analyst-insurance-exchanges-will-save-money <p class="BodyCopy">The federal Affordable Care Act requires states to have health insurance exchanges. This Friday, Nov.16, is the deadline for states to tell the government whether they will set up exchanges on their own or let the federal government do it for them.</p><p class="BodyCopy">Gov. Bobby Jindal confirmed to the Huffington Post on Tuesday that Louisiana would not be implementing its own exchange and a rejection letter will be sent to the federal government on Friday.</p><p class="BodyCopy">David Hood is an adviser for the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana on healthcare issues. He thinks the insurance exchanges will ultimately save the state and taxpayers money.</p><p>WRKF's Ashley Westerman asked him how that's possible when they are expected to cost millions of dollars annually to run.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 15:25:17 +0000 Ashley Westerman 2254 at http://wrkf.org Healthcare Analyst: Insurance Exchanges Will Save Money