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Health Care Questions & Answers

This October, your state will unroll its new health insurance marketplace, or “exchange.” This new marketplace is where, if your employer doesn’t provide adequate health insurance, you’ll be able to shop for more affordable private insurance.

What Is the Impact of Delay in the Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate?

On July 2, 2013, a one-year delay was announced  in the penalties and reporting requirements for large businesses (50 or more employees) for providing health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Concerns and criticisms of this decision beg the question – what is the impact of delaying the health insurance shared responsibility for large businesses? The simple answer in our opinion: Not much.

Countdown Begins for Health Insurance Exchanges

While it seems like summer is just beginning, October is right around the corner. Know what that means? Get ready for affordable health insurance! This October, your state will unroll its new health insurance marketplace, or “exchange.” This marketplace is where, if your employer doesn’t provide good health insurance, you’ll be able to shop for private health insurance that you can afford.

Democracy should work in Nebraska

Nebraska's nonpartisan Unicameral is a refreshing relief from partisan trickery and gridlock in Washington. For generations, Nebraskans have put good governance ahead of party loyalty, with legions of state Senators crossing political and ideological lines to find solutions to challenges facing the state.

The recent debate over a bill to provide health insurance coverage to an estimated 54,000 low-income, working Nebraskans is stalled after an unusual display of petty politics and opposition stall tactics.

Will Obamacare Help You?

What are your plans for October? Between decorating for Halloween and planning for Thanksgiving, you’re probably not thinking about your health insurance. But if you and your family want the possibility of big savings on your health care, October is your month.

This October, each state is scheduled to have a new health insurance marketplace, or “exchange.” Some of them are run by states, some by the federal government, and still others are a partnership between the two.

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