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President Obama has extended the health care exchange deadline for those who start the process before March 31, Health and Human Services officials say. "Open enrollment ends March 31," said Julie Bataille, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services spokeswoman. "We are experiencing a surge in demand and are making sure that we will be ready to help consumers who may be in line by the deadline to complete enrollment—either online or over the phone."
Two months before health insurers must submit rate proposals for 2015 to government regulators, WellPoint Inc. fired a surprising shot across their bow by predicting it may ask for “double-digit plus” increases. Kathleen Sebelius, the U.S. Health and Human Services secretary, said March 13 that while premiums for health plans sold on the Obamacare insurance exchanges would rise next year, the increases would be “far less significant than they were before the passage of the Affordable Care Act.”
More big news for same-sex couples: Starting next year, health insurance companies will no longer be allowed to deny coverage to same-sex spouses. The Department of Health and Human Services announced the clarification to current rules Friday, saying that insurance plans that offer coverage to opposite-sex spouses must also extend spousal coverage to same-sex couples.
Obamacare’s requirement that all Americans carry insurance or face penalties, part of the effort to gain universal coverage, may not be much of a rule at all. Millions of people may be exempt from the requirement known as the individual mandate under rules issued by the Obama administration.
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