Representative Mark Meadows (NC-11) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s declaration that he would allow insurers to continue offering policies previously cancelled under the Affordable Care Act through 2014.
U.S. Senator Kay Hagan today released the following statement about the President’s announcement to allow people who want to keep their current insurance to renew it for one year: “Americans who have health insurance that they like should be able to keep it. Today’s announcement is a step in the right direction that will remove some of the uncertainty people are facing right now, especially in light of the unacceptable failures of healthcare.gov. But a one-year fix is not enough, and we need to do more.”
U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (NC-11) released the following statement in response to the North Carolina Department of Insurance’s updated statistics on health insurance policy cancellations throughout the state: “As Obamacare’s implementation barrels forward, families across North Carolina are forced to shoulder its destructive consequences…”
Congresswoman Virginia Foxx tonight issued the following statement upon the passage of the third bipartisan Continuing Resolution from the House of Representatives to fund the federal government in advance of the fiscal year deadline: “Tonight I cast my third separate vote to keep the federal government open to the American people…”
Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement on passage in the House of Representatives of a continuing resolution that delays Obamacare and fully repeals the law’s medical device tax:
In coordination with U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Small Business Majority, Main Street Alliance, Business Forward, and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the campaign will help small employers learn more about how to take advantage of the Small Business Health Option Program (SHOP), part of the Health Insurance Marketplace that opens October 1.
Wade Brown of BlueCross BlueShield returns to the High Country for seminars in Boone and West Jefferson on the new healthcare reform and “how it will impact you,” according to a flyer of the event. Both seminars occur on Wednesday, Oct. 9, and the presentation includes a question-and-answer session.
BY JESSE WOOD
On the day that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announces significant choice and lower than expected premiums in the new Health Insurance Marketplace in North Carolina, U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx offers a rebuttal:
“Despite promises of affordability and cost reductions, behind the Obama Administration’s spin is the ugly truth that too many North Carolinians and families will be paying more for insurance on January 1st than they are paying today. Higher insurance rates and higher taxes, due to Obamacare, are going to hit families right in the wallet. Where’s the affordability in that?”
A new report released today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finds that in North Carolina consumers will see increased competition in the Health Insurance Marketplace, leading to new and affordable choices for consumers. According to the report, North Carolina consumers will be able to choose from an average of 22 health plans in the Marketplace.
High Country Community Health, a federally qualified health center that offers dental and medical care on a sliding-fee scale based on income, now has outreach and eligibility specialists to help people in Watauga and Avery counties navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace and learn about changes to health care laws as a result of the Affordable Care Act, frequently referred to as ObamaCare.
BY JESSE WOOD
Sept. 18, 2013. Key provisions of the Affordable Care Act are set to start Oct. 1, giving more consumers access to health insurance coverage. Unfortunately, con artists are likely to use the changes to pitch new scams, Attorney General Roy Cooper warned today. “Scammers are very good at taking the latest hot topic and turning it into a chance to rip you off, and we expect to see this with health care reform,” Cooper said. “Keep up your guard and don’t let the scammers keep you from getting access to quality health insurance.”
Sept. 19, 2012. Two firms specializing in employee benefits will address the impacts of the recently passed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on small businesses at two seminars – one on Wednesday, Sept. 26, and the other on Friday, Oct. 5.
BY JESSE WOOD