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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has detailed two new changes to Healthcare.gov for the 2017 open enrollment period designed to simplify the process of choosing a health plan on the federal exchange, according to a CMS blog post.
Amid the healthcare industry's shift to a consumer-focused business model, one health insurer has embraced the change by creating its own exchange platform to sell coverage in what it sees as a more effective and engaging manner.
While the public at large appears to have negative views of the Affordable Care Act, an increasing number of Democrats want to expand the ACA, reflecting a widening divide between the law's supporters and opponents, according to two new opinion polls.
When state insurance exchanges first emerged, their primary task was to facilitate and encourage enrollment in health plans--a task some were unable to accomplish. But for the state exchanges still standing, the focus has turned to not only singing up people for coverage, but also improving their health.
Despite many pundits saying the Apple Watch is a total flop, the wearable technology may play a vital role in the ability for payers to make its members active roleplayers in their own healthcare costs, according to an article from the Motley Fool.
By offering financial incentives to employees that use health coaches, Cigna found beneficiaries can control their weight, blood pressure and other chronic conditions, leading to lower premiums for all beneficiaries, according to the Hartford Courant.
Though the Affordable Care Act has helped 20 million adults gain health insurance and Americans increasingly have positive views of its tangible effects, public opinion about the law remains deeply divided due to party affiliation and distrust in the government, according to a new study from Health Affairs.
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