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While many Americans have struggled to sign up for insurance on the troubled healthcare.gov website, enrollment is moving faster for Medicaid in states that opted into the expanded program. The New York Times looks at the particular challenges of enrolling homeless adults, while media outlets examine related issues in Illinois, New Jersey, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
A selection of health policy stories from Virginia, Kansas, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Some Washington lawmakers are joining their home state insurance marketplaces ahead of 2014's elections so they can say they are getting the same health law choices as constituents. In the meantime, Politico looks at the premium costs for one prominent member, and The Washington Post fact checks some claims about health law coverage made by Sen. Ted Cruz.
Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about how political concerns and strategies are taking shape as a result of healthcare.gov's difficulties.
Changes that would allow the companies to enroll subsidy-eligible individuals are being tried in Texas, Ohio and Florida.
Health Law Enrollment Efforts For Asian Americans Face Challenges Of Language Diversity, Cultural Differences
Because of the diversity of this immigrant population, experts say educational campaigns to raise awareness about the health law's new coverage options must avoid a "one-size-fits-all" model.
The New York Times looks at how the issue of the redistribution of wealth lies at the center the health law controversy.
Consumers will now have until Dec. 23 to enroll in coverage on the federal health insurance exchange that would take effect Jan. 1, officials announced Friday. The previous deadline was Dec. 15.
Administration officials announced Friday that consumers would be permitted to enroll in a health insurance plan on healthcare.gov as late as Dec. 23 for coverage that begins on Jan. 1 next year. KHN tracked the afternoon's news coverage of this development.
Where do states stand on approving President Obama's plan to allow insurers to extend canceled health insurance plans under the health law? Many are still wringing their hands over whether they should comply.
The Obama administration plans to push back by a month the start of open enrollment in online marketplaces in 2015 to give insurers more time to compute the costs of individuals who come in late during the plan's first year -- a change that might avoid higher premiums and steer clear of the 2014 midterm elections.
Financial Analysts Say In Addition To Political Turmoil, Website Problems Could Send Stocks Into Turmoil
The website is vital to the health law's success, they argue.
The problems with the healthcare.gov website has put a hold on those plans.
Bloomberg reports on this marketplace development.
Officials pushing enrollment in the health law's online insurance marketplaces are going to wait until the new year to launch a marketing and rebranding blitz. In the meantime, a new poll suggests the problems with the health law rollout have harmed the public's view of the law as a whole, and a second poll suggests the public sees addressing health care costs as the central issue.
USA Today reports prices may be higher than expected for some middle-class consumers who are not eligible for the health law's subsidies. Meanwhile, Politico highlights how one group -- older Capitol Hill staffers -- is reacting to this marketplace experience.
The Washington Post examines if Sen. Mary Landrieu actually cast the "deciding vote" for the health law as a conservative group is saying she did in an advertising campaign against her. In the meantime, House Speaker John Boehner enrolled Thursday for health coverage through the District of Columbia's online insurance marketplace -- after initially receiving errors.
The five-member board overseeing California's online insurance marketplace unanimously turned down President Barack Obama's call to let insurers continue some health plans that don't meet the health law's requirements. Marketplace officials for Covered California also detailed who has signed up for coverage in the marketplace.
News outlets explore a variety of issues related to President Barack Obama's proposed cancellation 'fix' -- including how this approach could alter the landscape for consumers, insurers and state insurance regulators.
State Roundup: Candidate Berwick Floats 'Single Payer;' Minn. Reps Pushing Against Med Device Tax; Restore Medi-Cal Cuts?
A roundup of state health policy news, today from Iowa, Minnesota, Massachusetts and California.