health insurance exchange

Health Insurance Exchange
5:20 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Insurers Could Be Covering Same-Sex Partners, Spouses on the Exchange

Kim Sanwald and Valerie Lane getting married in San Francisco
Credit Brian Helder

Last November, Kim Sanwald and Valerie Lane were married at city hall in San Francisco, California. When they got back, their health insurance company didn’t recognize them as a couple. So, a few months ago, Sanwald went on the health insurance exchange to find something better.

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5:34 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Uninsured Michiganders to get help signing up

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Most residents have to sign up for one of about 14 insurance plans in Michigan or face tax penalties, but signing up online isn't easy for everyone.
Less than two months from the launch of the state's on-line insurance marketplace, four Michigan organizations have been handed $2.5 million in federal funds to help consumers navigate the new system. The health insurance exchange, part of federal healthcare reform, goes live Oct.
7:12 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Other struggling cities watching how Detroit handles health care

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Orr wants to route Detroit retirees under 65 to health insurance exchange
Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr's proposal to leverage Obamacare to shed some of Detroit's $5.7 billion debt for retiree health care has angered unions and struck a sour chord with Democrats and Republicans alike. But it might benefit the city and become a model for other financially struggling American cities, some experts say.