The news forums are buzzing with commentary about the new health care exchange. You don’t have to look very hard to find a wide range of opinions. For your reading pleasure, here’s a small collection of industry experts opining about what’s happening with the new exchange…
Joe Paduda’s Managed Care Matters: Exchange enrollment – the big picture
An insurance industry veteran, Joe’s commentary is always witty, amusing and timely. The funny thing is, he’s really good at breaking down double speak language, regardless of the specific topic at hand. In this recent post, he discusses the current state of enrollment on the new exchange and offers four current stories of not-so-happy exchange customers.
Julie Rovner for Shots – Health News from NPR: State Insurance Exchanges Still a Mixed Bag
Rovner, according to her bio, is a health policy correspondent for NPR and specializes in the politics of health care. In this recent story, she breaks down what’s happening with exchange enrollment, state by state. Since it is NPR, you can listen to the story if you choose – there is a 4-minute audio recording.
Sam Stein on Huffington Post: Obamacare enrollment reaches 4 million
Stein, a political reporter for The Huffington Post, provides an overview of enrollment numbers in the exchange and what’s likely to happen over the next few weeks leading up to the enrollment deadline. A quick one-minute video summarizes the article.
Jenny Gold of Kaiser Health News: New ACA Insurance Causes Headaches in Some Doctor’s Offices
A regular KHN reporter, Jenny’s stories cover the health care industry, overhaul and disparities for radio and print. Her pieces for KHN have aired for NPR and have been printed in USA Today, the Washington Post, MSNBC and more. Her story sheds light on another emerging issue now that enrollment numbers are increasing.