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CA Outlines Platform for Rural Economic Justice

CA has released a white paper entitled, Platform for Rural Economic Justice which expresses the voice of rural Americans who are far too often forgotten by government official when making health policies. The paper proposes solutions for rural health care, broadband access, and economic development concerns. Read the entire white paper now and let CA know your thoughts […]

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CA Calls for Delay of HHS Short Term Insurance Regulation

Today CA sent newly appointed HHS Secretary Tom Price a letter urging the department to delay a regulation on short term health insurance that would limit policies to a 90-day duration. The letter, written by Jeff Smedsrud, CEO and chairman of the board, asks Price to delay the regulation from going into effect until at least […]

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Communicating for America Sets “Guaranteed Access Pool” as Priority at Congressional Staff Briefings if Republicans Repeal the ACA

Consumer advocacy group Communicating for America (CA) will speak at the January 12, 2017 Congressional Staff Briefing sponsored by the Council for Affordable Health Coverage (CAHC) to lay out its plans for stabilizing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace once Republicans repeal the 2010 health reform law. CA will call for an immediate creation of […]

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CA Addresses Likely Obamacare Health Law Changes With Legislators

On December 5, Jeff Smedsrud, Chairman and CEO of Communicating for America, took to The Hill in Washington D.C. to meet with legislators about potential changes that will repeal and replace the Obamacare health care law, a campaign promise of President-elect Donald Trump. He presented “Key Health Reforms Changes That Should Happen Right Now” to […]

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FACTS ARE STUBBORN THINGS: Why CMS Should Not Restrict Short-Term Medical Market

Statement of Communicating for America regarding proposed changes made public on June 10, 2016 to Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance…

Communicating for America, Inc., (CA) a 501 (c) 5 non-profit organization that has served its farm, ranch and self-employed business owners since 1972, has been a long time supporter of health care reform.

We were among the first organizations to support a path for individuals to be guaranteed health insurance coverage through state-based risk pools. For many years, we were considered the definitive authority on the operational aspects of the various programs to help individuals with health conditions obtain health insurance, and were the founding member of the National Association for State Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans (NASCHIP).

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CA Calls for an End to Health Insurance Tax Penalty for Some Rural Residents

Insurance companies exiting the health care marketplace in 2017 creates lack of competition and price inequality, offering no coverage choices for millions of rural Americans

Fergus Falls, Minn., June 1, 2016 – Communicating for America (CA), a national rural advocacy group, is calling on the U.S. government to waive the federal tax penalty for small town rural residents who will have only one health insurance carrier on their state exchange or the federal marketplace in 2017. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, residents in 650 American counties will be limited to just one health insurance company in the health care marketplaces next year. Of the 650 counties affected, 70 percent of residents live in rural areas.

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CA Sends Joint Support in Letter to Ways and Means

Communicating for America joined the Council for Affordable Health Coverage to request prompt consideration of H.R.  2911/S. 1697 from the leaders on the Committee on Ways and Means to examine legislation that would protect small businesses from punitive fines for helping employees with health care costs and restore the ability to provide a flexible and […]

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CA Annual Meeting Reminder

The CA annual meeting and luncheon will be held Friday, March 4, 2016, in Scottsdale, Arizona. beginning at 12:00 p.m, The meeting will be held in the Markland Board room,7500 Doubletree Road. All members of CA are welcome to attend.

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CA Issues Call to Action Opposing Medicare Part D Rebates

Communicating for America has joined the Council for Affordable Health Coverage, and 380 other organizations leading the effort to support Medicare Part D and oppose Part D rebates.Letters signed by all organizations were delivered to members of the House of Representatives and the Senate last week. The letter urges opposition to Part D rebates because […]

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