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WNYC News

Insurance Canceled in NJ? We Found a Workaround

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Earlier this week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York was unlikely to implement the “fix” President Obama proposed for his troubled Affordable Care Act legislation. In New Jersey, there hasn't been any official statement yet about what will happen to the thousands of policyholders who've received letters saying their insurance will be canceled in January. But there is an option. It's called early renewal.

 

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WNYC News

Far Fewer NJ Residents Enrolled in Obamacare vs. New Yorkers

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Far fewer New Jersey residents have enrolled in Obamacare insurance plans compared to New Yorkers, according to the latest figures released by the federal government.

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New Jersey News

Companies Wary of Affordable Care Act Plans for Small Businesses

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

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Small businesses who offer insurance appear to be sticking with what they have rather than venture out into the Affordable Care Act marketplace. 

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WNYC News

New York Releases First Obamacare Exchange Figures

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WNYC

For weeks, the administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo had only released piecemeal figures on how many New Yorkers have been using the New York State of Health to apply for health coverage, but for the first time it's clear how many have actually enrolled with insurance plans–-the cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Tech and the Health Exchange; Rockland County; Found in Translation

Friday, October 18, 2013

Ezra Klein of The Washington Post and Andrew Rasiej of Personal Democracy Media, talk about the technological problems that have plagued the launch of the online healthcare exchanges. Then, our 30 Issues in 30 Days election series continues with a look at the Rockland County executive race. Plus: Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Mirta Ojito talks about the 2008 murder of an Ecuadorian immigrant in Patchogue; and a panel translates your phrases into Igbo, French, and Cantonese as part of the Walls and Bridges Festival.

WNYC News

Glitches Plague Day Two of Healthcare Roll Out

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Americans shopping for health insurance on the newly opened exchanges are still encountering glitches along the way. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown; Malcolm Gladwell; Terrorism; Buying Health Insurance Now

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown discusses his work on a plan to educate children displaced by the violence in Syria. Plus: author Malcolm Gladwell on his new book David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giant; the 30 Issues in 30 Days election series continues with a conversation about terrorism; and group of Brian Lehrer Show listeners talk about trying to find health insurance on the new Obamacare exchanges.

The Takeaway

A Skeptic & Supporter Debate Healthcare Reform

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Just like the general public, experts are divided on how they believe the ACA will work in practice. Ezekiel Emanuel is an oncologist and former Obama administration adviser on healthcare. He also serves as the chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. Avik Roy is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Together they debate the new healthcare rollout.

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WNYC News

New York's Online Healthcare Marketplace Goes Live

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

WNYC

The online marketplaces created as part of the Affordable Care Act are now up and running. The exchanges went live this morning at 8AM.

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WNYC News

Affordable Care Act Less Affordable In New Jersey

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

WNYC

The affordable care act will be more "affordable" in New York than in New Jersey.

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New Jersey News

New Jersey's Bargain-Basement Obamacare Campaign

Monday, September 23, 2013

WNYC

In New York, there's a slick ad campaign bombarding the airwaves, instructing the uninsured how to sign up for Obamacare beginning Oct. 1.

But In New Jersey, outreach is happening in a much less coordinated way, relying more on the networking ability of people like Enroll America's Tatiana Castrillon

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WNYC News

Struggling Brooklyn Hospital Trims Service

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

As two large Brooklyn hospitals get closer to shutting their doors for good, another one is closing a large family care clinic in a cost-saving move.

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The Takeaway

Oregon Leading the Way on Implementation of Affordable Care Act

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Just a couple of years ago, the health care budget situation in Oregon was bleak. Oregon was facing a $2 billion deficit in its Medicaid program. The Obama administration cut a deal with Oregon to bail them out, but Oregon had to keep its Medicaid spending growth rate 2 percent lower than the rest of the country. Since then, Oregon has made great strides in cutting costs while expanding Medicaid programs, and becoming something of a testing ground for the Affordable Care Act.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obamacare Rollout; Sequester Cuts; Amsterdam Bikes

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Sarah Kliff of the Washington Post checks in on the progress of the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act, and what the policy will mean for women. Plus: a look at what the sequester cuts means for research labs in the area. Then, details from the Save the Children report about conditions for mothers and newborns around the world; what New York City can learn from Amsterdam’s bike culture; and the growing culture of domesticity.