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With Insurance Company Approval, New Jerseyans Can Extend Canceled Health Plans

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New Jersey residents will be able to extend canceled health plans for another year under the Affordable Care Act, as long as their insurance companies agree.

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The Takeaway

What Do the New ACA Developments Mean?

Friday, November 15, 2013

President Barack Obama announced yesterday insurance companies can reinstate healthcare plans that were cancelled, or maintain existing plans that would otherwise have been cancelled by January 1st. But maintaining plans that would otherwise be deemed substandard could add additional complications for insurance companies. Julie Appleby, Reporter for Kaiser Health News, joins The Takeaway to break down this policy shift.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The Don't You Dare Call It a Catfight Edition

Friday, November 15, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Can Obamacare be saved? Will Warren run in 2016? Should cyclists share the road?

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The Takeaway

In Pivot, Obama Allows Americans to Keep Canceled Policies for 1 Year

Thursday, November 14, 2013

After promises from President Barack Obama that Americans would be able to keep their health insurances plan if they like them, the president has come out to apologize for healthcare plan cancellations. The Obama Administration pivoted on Thursday, saying that states and insurers can extend current policies canceled under the new healthcare law for one year. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, is with us to explain the changes coming from the administration.

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The Takeaway

ACA Enrollment Low, But Washington State Shines | Have A Criminal Record & Want A Job? Look Elsewhere. | A First Hand Account of The Warren Commission

Thursday, November 14, 2013

In Pivot, Obama Allows Americans to Keep Canceled Policies for 1 Year | ACA Enrollment Low, But Washington State Shines |  Love and Hate in Dallas | JPMorgan's Efforts to Influence China's Ruling Elite | Indian Cricket Legend Sachin Tendulkar Set to Retire | Have A Criminal Record & Want A ...

WNYC News

Scarce Providers May Limit Helpfulness of Mental Health Parity Law

Friday, November 08, 2013

The federal government Friday began implementing a law that would require insurers to provide benefits for mental health comparable to those for other medical services.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The Maybe the NSA Should Run Healthcare.gov Edition

Friday, November 01, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The fallout from healthcare.gov, revelations regarding foreign snooping by the NSA, and racial profiling in department stores.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Gabfest Extra: What Went Wrong with Healthcare.gov?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

John Dickerson speaks with software engineer and Slate contributor David Auerbach about Healthcare.gov's disastrous launch.

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Gabfest Radio

The Healthcare.gov Enters Night Vale Edition

Friday, October 25, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss why healthcare.gov has been a disaster and whether Twitter accounts like @NatSecWonk contribute to free speech.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Update on Obamacare

Friday, October 18, 2013

Andrew Rasiej, founder of Personal Democracy Media, which focuses on the intersection of technology and politics, and Ezra Klein, columnist at The Washington Post and MSNBC contributor, explain why the tech-savvy Obama administration encountered difficulties launching the online healthcare exchanges.

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New Tech City

A Glitchy Link Poem, That's Also An Obamacare Summary

Thursday, October 17, 2013

We're looking into some glitches for an upcoming episode of New Tech City. Naturally, the NTC team shares links and ideas with each other via email. Rarely though, do the clipped rhythms of a busy journalist pecking away at a keyboard accidentally land so poetically as this dispatch on Obamacare.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Health Insurance Exchange Update

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Three residents who shared their thoughts on healthcare decisions last week update us on their experiences trying to sign up for health insurance through the new insurance exchanges.

  • Pilar, contract associate producer at CBS Religion (and former BL Show intern);
  • Karen, mother, wife, student from Westfield, NJ; and
  • Bob, consultant, husband, and father from Montclair, NJ.

Plus WNYC Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, Fred Mogul, discusses how the exchanges are going and why some area hospitals are opting out.

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The Takeaway

Fact or Fiction? Analyzing the Shutdown Rhetoric

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

If we've gleaned anything from the government shutdown, it's that the battle lines are drawn. In many instances, both supporters and opponents of Obamacare have come out with dramatic assessments of what exactly the Affordable Care Act will do, making it difficult to parse fact from fiction. Joining us to dig through some of the rhetoric is Angie Drobnic Holan, editor of PolitiFact and our Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The "How Clean Is Your CR?" Gabfest

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The government shutdown, the Obamacare rollout, and the assimilation of American Jews.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

In the Market For Health Insurance

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Four local residents share why they're looking to buy insurance through the new Obamacare exchanges and what criteria they're using for making their choices:

  • Pilar, contract associate producer at CBS Religion (and former BL Show intern);
  • Karen, mother, wife, student from Westfield, NJ; 
  • Bob, consultant, husband, and father from Montclair, NJ; and 
  • Elisabeth, Lower East Side resident, freelance oral historian.

 

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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

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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

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

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Money Talking

Goodbye Company Health Plan?

Friday, September 20, 2013

October 1 is a watershed moment for Obamacare because that's the day people can start signing up health insurance, online, through public exchanges. But against this backdrop, there are also signs of a sea change in how private employers will offer health insurance.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New York's Health Exchanges and Your Insurance Rate

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Fred Mogul, WNYC health reporter, and Elisabeth Benjamin, vice president of Health Care Initiatives at Community Service Society, talk about the expected drop in prices for individuals buying health insurance in NYS when Obamacare's health exchanges go into effect this fall. 

New Yorkers who have questions about navigating the state's healthcare system can call the Community Health Advocates help-line at 1-888-614-5400.

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