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Health Insurance Exchange

Obamacare signups creep upward in February, but they're still pretty low

HELENA — The number of Montanans who signed up for health insurance policies through the Affordable Care Act’s online marketplace rose by 4,000 in February, increasing the total to about 22,500 since the website began in October, federal officials said Tuesday.

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Wyo. official: Reversal roils insurance industry

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The health insurance industry in Wyoming is in turmoil following President Barack Obama's announcement that companies don't have to stop offering some existing coverage after all, state Insurance Commissioner Tom Hirsig said Friday.

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Wyoming health exchange enrollment low, but growing

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The latest federal figures show that 85 Wyoming residents have registered for private insurance through the federal government's health insurance exchange.

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1st month: Just 212 Montanans bought a policy on the Obamacare exchange

1st month: Just 212 Montanans bought a policy on the Obamacare exchange

HELENA — Only 212 Montanans were able to choose a health insurance policy on the “Obamacare” online marketplace during its first month, federal officials reported Wednesday — although nearly 2,700 people completed an application.

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Montana insurance commissioner on health exchange: 'I told you so'

Montana insurance commissioner on health exchange: 'I told you so'

HELENA — State insurance commissioner Monica Lindeen told lawmakers Tuesday she’s getting no answers from federal officials on when Montana’s online health insurance “marketplace” will work — and she’s not happy about it.

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Rocky start for federal insurance exchange in Wyoming

Rocky start for federal insurance exchange in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Things got off to a rocky start Tuesday for the federal government's new health insurance exchange in Wyoming: even representatives of the insurance companies that want to sell through the Internet site were unable to make it work.

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Exchange could assist uninsured — if they know it exists

Exchange could assist uninsured — if they know it exists

CASPER, Wyo. — Myeshea McKinney owed nearly $1 million by the time her twins were healthy enough to leave the hospital. The infants were born 12 weeks premature. They weighed a combined 4 pounds and spent months in a Denver hospital while their lungs developed.

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Gazette opinion: ACA can help Montanans who know how to shop

Cost is the biggest health care concern for most Americans.

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Wyoming health exchange decision could be two years away

CASPER, Wyo. -- Wyoming legislators might take another two years before deciding whether to participate in health insurance exchange, a key Senate Republican said Friday.

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Wyoming health exchange committee meets Friday

CASPER, Wyo. -- A group tasked with recommending whether Wyoming should eventually run its own health insurance exchange will meet for the first time Friday in Casper.

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Montana Health Co-op just getting started

Rick Yearry has traveled to every corner of the state, explaining the benefits of the new Montana Health Co-op.

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Wyoming lawmakers move to block expansion commitments

Wyoming lawmakers move to block expansion commitments

CASPER, Wyo. — A bill that would bar state officials from expanding Medicaid without lawmakers’ approval passed its final legislative hurdle Wednesday.

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Lindeen: Feds will have health insurance exchange up next year

Lindeen: Feds will have health insurance exchange up next year

HELENA — State Auditor Monica Lindeen says she fully expects the federal government to have a health insurance “exchange” up and running in Montana next year — and that she hopes to streamline the compliance for insurers.

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Gov. Mead: Wyoming will miss health law deadline

Gov. Mead: Wyoming will miss health law deadline

CHEYENNE — Gov. Matt Mead announced Thursday that Wyoming won't meet a pending deadline under the federal health care reform law to specify whether the state intends to establish a health insurance exchange — an online marketplace that would offer the public one-stop shopping for health insurance.

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Gazette opinion: What ACA repeal would do for Congress

Members of Congress ought to get the same health insurance deal they legislated for other Americans.

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What’s the effect of health care law in Montana?

HELENA -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) means many things for Montana, from pending expanded coverage for tens of thousands of Montanans, to higher taxes for some, to multimillion-dollar grants for others.

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Wyoming officials search for options to American Care Act

CODY, Wyo. — A panel of health insurance experts shared the state’s plan to offer alternatives to the American Care Act on Tuesday night, saying that Wyoming needs to create a bottom-up strategy that meets the state’s unique challenges.

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Health insurance exchange

Health insurance exchange

Wyoming Sen. Dan Dockstader, second from left, Rep. Elaine Harvey, center, and Rep. David Miller, second from right, address Elizabeth Hoy, right, health policy adviser to the governor, about health insurance exchanges during a Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Committee meeting Wednesday.

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Wyoming Rep. Elaine Harvey

Wyoming Rep. Elaine Harvey

Rep. Elaine Harvey, R-Big Horn/Park, listens during a meeting of the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Committee on Wednesday.

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Rep. Frank Peasley, R-Converse/Platte,

Rep. Frank Peasley, R-Converse/Platte,

Rep. Frank Peasley, R-Converse/Platte, asks a question during Wednesday’s discussion about health insurance exchanges.

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