Washington Insider: 2013
Recently, the Obama administration implemented several changes to the health care reform individual marketplace that will affect when people purchase coverage and what type of coverage they can purchase.
The administration pushed back two deadlines for individuals who wish to purchase coverage on the federal exchange that will be effective Jan. 1, 2014. Individuals now have until Dec. 23, 2013 to purchase coverage through healthcare.gov and until Dec. 31, 2013, to make their first payment to the insurance company. … more
As we move through the first week of the government shutdown many are concerned about the effects on grants and other resources needed to provide essential human services. What follows is a short summary of the shutdown effects on major grant programs. Federal agencies' shutdown contingency plans are available online through the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. … more