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Healthcare Reform

ThevWallStreet Journal reported that Federal officials said that uninsured people who do not get coverage by the end of the open enrollment period on January 31 will not be given an extension.

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Senate Passes Bill Repealing Key Parts of Affordable Care Act

In an update from LifeHealthPro and other major news resources - we have breaking news.  

Members of the Senate have voted 52-47 for a version of a House bill, H.R. 3762, that would block implementation of major Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) commercial health insurance market provisions by killing a key PPACA funding mechanism. The Senate narrowly passed a bill Thursday that would repeal key pieces of the Affordable Care Act.

The bill, which only needed 51 votes to pass because it was being considered using a procedure allowing it to bypass typical Senate procedures which require 60 votes to advance a piece of legislation, passed 52 to 47.

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Are you a NAHU Member?

If not, now is your chance to make a marked impact on your industry/profession of choice. NAHU is asking for your assistance with an initiative called "Operation Shout". Now is the time for you to take action. If you want to 
continue to be a part of this industry, you can't afford NOT to become involved. You can also get your clients involved in this as well. This impacts ALL of us. If you are interested in becoming more involved please consider joining your chapter of NAHU. Remember to act now in repealing the Cadillac and Excise tax BEFORE the end of the year.

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CMS Agents/Brokers: Plan Ahead for December 15 Enrollment Deadline!
Tuesday, December 15 is the last day for consumers to enroll in or change plans for their new coverage to start on January 1, 2016. Help your clients submit their applications early to avoid heavier-than-normal traffic at the Marketplace Call Center and at HealthCare.gov.

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Crain’s NY Business
MetroPlus to pick up ex-Health Republic members with cancer

Current patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering covered after a deal is struck with City Hall
By Jonathan LaMantia

When a health insurance company shuts down, leaving plenty of angry customers who have demanded government intervention, it helps to have a health plan affiliated with City Hall.
MetroPlus, the insurance arm of NYC Health + Hospitals, has reached an agreement with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to cover 114 people receiving treatment who previously were covered by Health Republic of New York.