Health Insurance Exchange (HIX)

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Health Reform Turns 3 Years Old

Maggie Fox | NBC News | March 23, 2013

Three years ago this weekend, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. The next big deadline is Oct. 1, when states are supposed to have the new health insurance marketplaces, called exchanges, up and running. Read More »

HHS Awards 11 States $1.5B For Health Insurance Exchanges

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | January 18, 2013

Eleven states have received $1.5 billion more in grants from the Health and Human Services Department to support their creation of health insurance exchanges, which must be ready in October for enrollment season. Read More »

HHS Internal Emails Show Impending Disaster

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | November 15, 2013

A series of July emails between HHS officials and CGI Federal, one of the contractors responsible for building, reveals concerns about development, testing and functionality of the site, intended for use by millions of Americans beginning Oct. 1 as a federal health insurance exchange. Read More »

HIX Analytics: 5 Steps Toward Real-Time Visibility

John Criswell | Government Health IT | September 9, 2013

On its own, healthcare is creating a data deluge, and analytics are evolving fast to bring value to many domains. Different solutions are required to be successful in the upcoming commercial health insurance exchanges (HIX) in which high-quality coding of diagnosis data becomes the currency for payment. Read More »

How The Campaigns Cast A Shadow On HIX, Medicaid — And Why They're Now Poised For Forefront

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | November 14, 2012

Amid all of the politicking by both President Barack Obama and former GOP contender Mitt Romney around healthcare during the campaign season and general election, two of the more divisive pieces of the Affordable Care Act – Medicaid expansion and health insurance exchanges – were inhibited as many Governors waited to learn the election’s outcome. Read More »

Millions Of Consumers Face Sticker Shock When 'Open Enrollment' Begins In October

Jim Doyle | St. Louis Today | March 3, 2013

President Barack Obama’s ambitious goal that all Americans have access to health care will take a huge step forward this fall with the opening of federal and state insurance exchanges. But it is too soon to tell whether these bold creations of the Affordable Care Act will actually bring “affordable” care to consumers... Read More »

My Big Idea For Healthcare: Pricing Transparency

Mary Pat Whaley | LinkedIn | June 6, 2013

Last December I wrote about what I thought would be the "Big Idea" for healthcare in 2013. "Show me the fees!" I said. Well, they have - in fact, much more than I would have ever imagined. 2013 has seen an explosion in pricing transparency in healthcare - or maybe better said, charging information in healthcare... Read More »

Obamacare Victory Spells More Work For Healthcare CIOs

Paul Cerrato | InformationWeek | June 28, 2012

First, a bit of transparency: I believe in universal health coverage and don't think the word "socialized," as in socialized medicine, is a four-letter word. How exactly the nation should roll out that universal coverage--without creating a bureaucratic nightmare or bankrupting the country--is beyond my expertise, but in principle it's the right direction. Read More »

ONC Aims To Crack Barriers That Slow HIE In 2013

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | December 21, 2012

At the dawn of 2013, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will launch a number of activities that aim to unleash growth in health information exchange and establish rules of the road in coordination with other governance groups. Read More »

Open source Health Insurance Exhange (HIX) solutions

Tim Yeaton | Wired Magazine | December 10, 2012

By October 1, 2013, Health Insurance Exchanges (HIX) must be ready for constituents to select health plans that will begin coverage January 1, 2014.  The pressure is on, and the question is: How can states build these Exchanges in time and without overspending? The answer is open source software (OSS) and open source-style collaborative development. Read More »

Sunlight Foundation helps shine a light on Obamacare Contractors

According to a recent article posted on the Sunlight Foundation web site, they recently reviewed contract award information from and, and found 47 organizations that won contracts from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) or the Treasury Department to manage, support or service the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Among them were top contractors like Northrop Grumman, Deloitte LLP, SAIC Inc., General Dynamics, CGI Group, and Booz Allen Hamilton. Read More »

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the HITECH Act continue to be rolled out

Like so many others, I wasn't about to read the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) or the details of the HITECH Act. Nor was I going to pay much attention to the political blather about 'Obamacare' being pushed by biased commentators or politicians over the airwaves. I have simply been waiting to actually see how it would roll out and impact me and my family. Read More »

Two States Want To Extend Obamacare Deadline Because Of Glitchy Websites

Clara Ritger | National Journal | March 18, 2014

At least two states are requesting a longer Obamacare enrollment period--and they might get it.

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Uninsured in U.S. Find More Success via Health Insurance Exchanges (HIX) Run by States

Robert Pear & Abby Goodnough | The New York Times | October 8, 2013

Robyn J. Skrebes of Minneapolis said she was able to sign up for health insurance in about two hours on Monday using the Web site of the state-run insurance exchange in Minnesota, known as MNsure. Read More »

Vermont's HIX As A Path To Single Payer

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | April 29, 2013

Vermont health officials have a challenging task explaining to consumers the details and benefits of the state health insurance exchange without being able to say much about how insurance and healthcare will (or will not) change in 2017, when the state is set to transition to a single payer system. Read More »