Alabama health insurance exchange http://apr.org en Feds Say Nearly 98,000 Alabamians Picked Plan http://apr.org/post/feds-say-nearly-98000-alabamians-picked-plan <p></p><p>The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that nearly 98,000 people in Alabama selected a plan in the federally operated health insurance marketplace.</p><p>The report released Thursday says about 58 percent were women. The biggest age group was those 18 to 34, who made up 31 percent of the people who selected a plan. The next biggest age group was 55 to 64, with 25 percent of the plan selections.</p><p>More women and people between ages 18 to 34 enrolled in Alabama plans than the national average.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 21:30:30 +0000 The Associated Press 51192 at http://apr.org Feds Say Nearly 98,000 Alabamians Picked Plan Nearly 44,000 Alabamians Sign Up For Health Plans http://apr.org/post/nearly-44000-alabamians-sign-health-plans <p></p><p>Nearly 44,000 Alabamians have used the federal health care law to sign up for insurance through Alabama's federally operated insurance exchange.</p><p>The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported that 18,024 Alabamians signed up in January. The sign-ups began in October with 624, grew to 2,824 by the end of November and increased to 25,839 in December. They grew to 43,863 by the end of January.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:08:21 +0000 The Associated Press 46758 at http://apr.org Nearly 44,000 Alabamians Sign Up For Health Plans Alabama Getting $1.4 Million For Health Navigators http://apr.org/post/alabama-getting-14-million-health-navigators <p>President Barack Obama's administration has announced more than $1.4 million in grants for Alabama organization helping people shop for and enroll in the federally operated health insurance exchange in Alabama.</p><p>Consumers are supposed to be able to start shopping Oct. 1 for policies that will begin Jan. 1.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 21:48:21 +0000 The Associated Press 36122 at http://apr.org Alabama Getting $1.4 Million For Health Navigators Ala. Getting Little To Promote Obama Health Plan http://apr.org/post/ala-getting-little-promote-obama-health-plan <p>Alabama is getting 73 cents per person to help residents understand the Affordable Care Act and decide if they want coverage through a health insurance exchange.</p><p>Federal funding figures show Alabama's amount is lower than many states because Gov. Robert Bentley decided not to create a state-run health insurance exchange and is leaving it to the federal government. That meant Alabama's state government didn't seek any of the millions available for outreach and advertising.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:48:02 +0000 The Associated Press 34757 at http://apr.org Ala. Getting Little To Promote Obama Health Plan UAB Report: Medicaid Expansion Could Mean $1 Billion in Revenue for Alabama http://apr.org/post/uab-report-medicaid-expansion-could-mean-1-billion-revenue-alabama <P>A big deadline is looming today for state's like Alabama. Washington wants to know which states plan to create&nbsp;their own health insurance exchanges, as part of the Affordable Care Act. Each state that says “no” will leave that job up to&nbsp;the federal government. Today's&nbsp;deadline comes just days after&nbsp;the University of Alabama at Birmingham released a report related to the expansion of Medicaid under the act. The report says if Alabama opts into the Medicaid expansion, it could mean a billion dollars in new tax revenue for the state. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 19:15:08 +0000 Maggie Martin 21921 at http://apr.org UAB Report: Medicaid Expansion Could Mean $1 Billion in Revenue for Alabama