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Enrollment Campaign Widens - Health Care Edge: Brought to you by Wellpoint

Enrollment Campaign Widens

By Sam Baker, Sophie Novack and Clara Ritger

 

13 DAYS TO GO: With just under two weeks left in this year's open enrollment window, the White House continues to ramp up its aggressive enrollment campaign. The latest pitch aims to convince young, healthy people that they aren't invincible. The White House enlisted the Miami Heat's Shane Battier yesterday to make the case that sports injuries -- the kind of injuries healthy people get -- are just as costly as being sick. The administration also made a new targeted pitch to Asian Americans. Expect a lot of this over the next 13 days.

Top Health Care News

TOP CANCER CENTERS EXCLUDED BY INSURERS UNDER ACA: "In all, only four of 19 nationally recognized comprehensive cancer centers that responded to AP's survey said patients have access through all the insurance companies in their states' exchanges." (Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press)

MARYLAND'S ACA ENROLLMENT EXTENSION COULD BE A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME: "Marylanders who made an attempt to enroll by March 31 will get more time if they call a state hotline by that day. All four insurers selling on Maryland's exchange agreed to the special extension." (Jason Millman, Washington Post)

 

HOW TWITTER TRACKS THE FLU: A team of researchers found that the social media site can raise flags about the spread of the flu weeks before CDC data becomes available. (Clara Ritger, National Journal)

Consumers

YOUNG PEOPLE ARE FALLING INTO A HEALTH INSURANCE SUBSIDY GAP: When the cost of insurance exceeds 10 percent of income, subsidies kick in. In some cities, premiums are getting close to, but not exceeding, that line, and keeping young people out of assistance. (Elana Gordon, National Public Radio)

MAN WHO SIGNED UP FOR OBAMACARE NOW OWES $407,000 IN MEDICAL BILLS: Nevada's trouble health insurance exchange has one man in an insurance predicament, even though he has paperwork that he paid his premiums before getting care. (Olga Khazan, The Atlantic)

THE EFFECT OF OBAMACARE'S PREMIUM TAX CREDITS: A graphic of how federal assistance changes the cost of insurance across the country. (Kaiser Family Foundation)

 

Enrollment

OBAMA TO HISPANICS: ENROLLING IN ACA WON'T JEOPARDIZE MIXED-STATUS FAMILIES: The president reassured legal immigrants that they can enroll in coverage through the ACA without worrying that officials will come for family members who may be in the U.S. illegally. (Jonathan Easley, The Hill)

HOW SOME STATES ARE GETTING YOUNG PEOPLE TO ENROLL IN COVERAGE: "The Rhode Island exchange, known as HealthSource RI, provides instructions for how mothers can reach their kids with a pro-coverage message through five different online channels: Snapchat, OK Cupid, Twitter, Vine and Tinder." (Jason Millman, Washington Post)

TEN STATES CRITICAL TO OBAMACARE ENROLLMENT: California, Texas, Florida, New York, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey account for nearly 30 million uninsured—almost two-thirds of the nation's 47 million uninsured. (Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News/USA Today)

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Politics

THE GOP OBAMACARE ALTERNATIVE COULD BE A DEAD END: There are a lot of practical and political reasons that Republican health care legislation may not even get to the House floor. (John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman, Politico)

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES SLAM HEALTH LAW IN ADS: Obamacare is a favorite target, signaling how the GOP hopes to capitalize on the frustration many right leaning voters have with the law. (Laura Meckler, Wall Street Journal)

HOW THIS ANTI-OBAMACARE AD MISSES THE BIGGER HEALTH CARE PICTURE: It's debatable whether Emilie Lamb, the subject of an Americans for Prosperity video, was ever really "insured." (Jeffrey Young, Huffington Post)

From the Administration

A PRESIDENTIAL PEP TALK TO THE COMPANY FIXING HEALTHCARE.GOV: Obama called QSSI and invited the workers to the White House once they've completed the repairs. (April D. Ryan, American Urban Radio Networks)

OBAMACARE ENROLLMENT PUSH EXPANDS TO ASIAN AMERICANS: Eight in 10 Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders qualify for subsidized insurance or Medicaid/CHIP, a new HHS report says. (Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation)

THE COST OF SPORTS INJURIES: HHS also dropped a report about how sports injuries send 1.9 million people to the emergency department each year, a targeted "March Madness" effort to get young Americans signed up for insurance. (Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation)

Happening Today

DRUG INDUCED LIVER INJURY CONFERENCE: The FDA, C-Path, and PhRMA are sponsoring a conference called "Predicting Serious Drug-Induced Liver Injury in Patients: Who Gets it? Who Doesn't? Why?" on March 19 and 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in College Park.

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