health insurance exchange http://apr.org en More Alabamians Signing Up For Health Insurance http://apr.org/post/more-alabamians-signing-health-insurance <p></p><p>The number of Alabamians signing up for the federally operated health insurance marketplace jumped significantly in the last month, with more than 28,600 signed up through late December.</p><p>Enrollment under the federal health care law started Oct. 1, and about 3,450 in Alabama had signed up through the end of November.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:58:10 +0000 The Associated Press 44888 at http://apr.org More Alabamians Signing Up For Health Insurance Delays On 1st Day Of Marketplace In Alabama http://apr.org/post/delays-1st-day-marketplace-alabama <p>Alabamians and others around the country are experiencing delays trying to get into the federal government&#39;s health insurance marketplace website on its first day.</p><p>Visitors are getting messages that the site has lots of visitors or that it is unavailable. At Alabama Arise in Montgomery, executive director Kimble Forrister said he tried to help a woman Tuesday morning and couldn&#39;t get through. But he said he expected the website to be busy on the first day to review the insurance plans.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 20:45:43 +0000 The Associated Press 38939 at http://apr.org Delays On 1st Day Of Marketplace In Alabama Gov. Bentley Defends Decision On Health Exchange http://apr.org/post/gov-bentley-defends-decision-health-exchange <P>Gov. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:08:17 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 20994 at http://apr.org Gov. Bentley Defends Decision On Health Exchange Governor Bentley Stands By No Insurance Exchange http://apr.org/post/governor-bentley-stands-no-insurance-exchange <P>Alabama's governor isn't changing his mind about not operating a health insurance exchange even though President Barack Obama's administration has given states an extra month to decide.</P> <P>Friday was supposed to the deadline for states to decide if they would run an exchange under the Affordable Care Act or let the federal government do it. The Obama administration announced Thursday night it was extending the deadline to Dec. 14. The extension came at the request of some Republican governors.</P> <P>Gov. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 22:13:57 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 20829 at http://apr.org Governor Bentley Stands By No Insurance Exchange Gov. Bentley Says No To Health Insurance Exchange http://apr.org/post/gov-bentley-says-no-health-insurance-exchange <P>Alabama's governor says the state won't create a health insurance exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act or use the law to expand Medicaid to cover more low-income Alabamians.</P> <P>Gov. Robert Bentley made the announced Tuesday while speaking to the Birmingham Business Alliance. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 23:13:40 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 20670 at http://apr.org Gov. Bentley Says No To Health Insurance Exchange