What's Next in Covering the Affordable Care Act - Tami Luhby

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Tami Luhby, CNNMoney senior writer, presents "What's Next in Covering the Affordable Care Act," a free, one-hour webinar hosted by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.

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What's Next in Covering the Affordable Care Act - Tami Luhby

  1. 1. Title SlideWhat’s Next in Covering the Affordable Care Act Tami Luhby, CNNMoney
  2. 2. ACA  Primer  (Individual)    Most  Americans  have  to  have  coverage  in  2014      14  states  plus  DC  ran  own  exchange/36  used   Healthcare.gov      Penalty  is  $95  or  1%  of  income,  whichever  greater      Medicaid  expansion:  27  states,  plus  DC  
  3. 3. ACA  Primer  (Employer)   For  big  businesses,  employer  mandate  kicks  in  2015     For  businesses  with  50-­‐99  employees,  2016      Small  businesses  under  50  employees  exempt/use  SHOP      Employer  penalty  
  4. 4. First  Open  Enrollment   8  million  signed  up     85%  get  subsidies     Young  Invincibles     Medicaid:  6.7  million  
  5. 5. What  we  don’t  know   Who  paid  premiums     Who  was  uninsured  previously     Who  is  newly  eligible  for  Medicaid     ??????   ??????   ??????  
  6. 6. Finding  stories:  Real  people   Go to clinics Talk to insurance agents Chat with employees Stop by community activists
  7. 7.  Number  of  uninsured  Minnesotans  falls  to  all-­‐Fme  low  
  8. 8. Finding  stories:  Doctors/Hospitals   More  paXents     Sicker  paXents       New  pracXces  
  9. 9.  More  paFents  flocking  to  ERs  under  Obamacare  
  10. 10. Finding  stories:  Small  business   Will  they  provide  insurance?     Is  it  more  affordable?  
  11. 11. New  Hampshire  businesses  vexed  by  insurance  delay  
  12. 12. Medicaid   Just  over  half  of  states  have  expanded     6.7  million  new  people  have  been  added  to  rolls     Can  doctors  &  hospitals  handle  the  load?     How  many  were  already  eligible?
  13. 13. In  Texarkana,  Uninsured  and  on  the  Wrong  Side  of  a  State  Line  
  14. 14. Preparing  for  2015 Open  enrollment:  Nov  15     Insurers     Community  acXvists     Medical  community     Businesses  
  15. 15. Preparing  for  2015:  Insurers   New  rates     New  deducXbles/policies     New  companies  entering  market     New  servicing  policies  
  16. 16. Preparing  for  2015:  Local  acFvists   Outreach  to  uninsured     What  did  they  learn?     What  will  they  do   differently?     How  will  they  connect?  
  17. 17. Preparing  for  2015:  PracFFoners   Hospitals     Community  clinics     Doctors’  offices     Pharmacies  
  18. 18. Preparing  for  2015:  Businesses   Small  businesses     Large  employers  
  19. 19. SHOP  plans   Eligibility     Subsidies     Employee  choice  
  20. 20. Preparing  for  2015:  story  examples  
  21. 21. CiFes  brace  for  impact  of  ‘Cadillac’  tax
  22. 22. Stories  to  do   How  are  people  using  benefits     How  is  medical  community  reacXng     How  are  exchanges/acXvists  preparing  for  2015     How  are  insurers/businesses  preparing  for  2015  

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