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Insurers Express Concerns About Health Law Fixes

Some insurers are pushing for a nationwide, as opposed to state-by-state, approach to policy fixes to the Affordable Care Act. Many also report that enrollment data errors remain a problem, despite assurances by the Obama administration.

Modern Healthcare: Payers At Odds Over Implementing Obamacare Policy Fixes
Some payers are pushing for nationwide implementation, rather than a state-by-state approach, to Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act policy fixes HHS suggested in December. Others, however, argue for maintaining the status quo to avoid further complications for insurers. The fixes are designed to offset financial losses plans may face after the Obama administration announced it is allowing people to keep plans that do not comply with the benefit standards in the act (Dickson, 1/2).

CQ HealthBeat: Insurers Say Enrollment Data Errors Still A Problem, Despite Officials’ Assurances
Insurance companies continue to find that enrollment information for consumers who sign up for coverage through is not always being sent on to the insurers, even though federal officials said they have fixed the issue. With enrollment growing, the number of missing enrollment reports could be increasingly problematic (Adams, 1/2).

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