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Department of Health and Human Services

With just days to go until open enrollment ends, fewer Delawareans are signing up for Affordable Care Act health insurance plans this year.


Department of Health and Human Services

Fewer Delawareans have enrolled in Affordable Care Act plans so far this year.

Delaware Department of Health and Social Services said ACA plan enrollments are currently down 16 percent compared with last year.


Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware is asking to raise rates for next year’s Affordable Care Act insurance plans.

It’s hoping to win approval for a 5.7 percent premium hike.


Department of Health and Human Services

24,860 people in Delaware signed up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act this year.

Department of Health and Human Services

State officials are pushing for all Delawareans who need health insurance to sign up for a plan through the ACA exchange this week. The open enrollment period ends Friday.


Delaware Public Media

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) says he’s still evaluating the Senate tax legislation being proposed by Republicans. The proposal could be voted on as early as this upcoming week.


Department of Health and Human Services

The fifth open enrollment period to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, begins Wednesday and lasts until December 15th.

Department of Health and Human Services

President Trump signed an executive order Thursday intended to increase the available options for healthcare coverage across the country, but Delaware Deputy Insurance Commissioner Mitch Crane says there are problems with regulating Trump’s plan state to state.

 


The Congressional Budget Office says healthcare premiums could rise by 20 percent next year if President Trump’s administration cuts off certain Obamacare subsidies.

This comes as the Delaware Department of Insurance says it’s still reviewing Highmark’s proposed 2018 rate hike.


Delaware Public Media

Tom Carper is not ready to leave the U.S. Senate just yet. Delaware’s senior senator will pursue another term.

 


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