Colleen McGuire

CA becomes first national organization to call on President Obama to extend Open Enrollment period to purchase health insurance to May 15

Communicating for America is calling on President Obama to extend the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) open enrollment period for individuals to sign up for a health insurance plan without facing a penalty.  In a statement picked up by dozens of top news outlets, CA Chairman Jeff Smedsrud urged the Administration to give consumers more time to …

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CA Supports Legislation Providing Additional Coverage Options

In a letter to US Senator Mark Begich, CA joined forces with several other national business, self employed and consumer advocacy groups in support of S. 1729, The Expanded Consumer Choice Act. The legislation would create a new “Copper” level of coverage, giving consumers additional options beyond the four tiers currently available under the Affordable …

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CA Urges Bi-partisan Immigration Reform

In a letter to key House members in both parties, Communicating for America is urging lawmakers to take up bi-partisan Immigration reform legislation. Immigration reform that strengthens American agriculture and rural business is a CA Member-adopted resolution and one of CA’s top legislative priorities. In the letter, CA outlines 5 key principles on behalf of its members …

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Patty Strickland

CA President: Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) Extension a Start, More Needed to Protect the Most Vulnerable Americans

Communicating for America continues to advocate for additional measures to protect the sickest most vulnerable Americans during the transition to the new exchanges created under the ACA. In a recent press release published by multiple news outlets, CA President Patty Strickland argues that while the extension of the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) program recently …

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CA celebrates major victory in the effort to expand affordable healthcare options

President Obama announced on Thursday that those Americans whose health insurance policies have been cancelled will be allowed to purchase catastrophic health insurance plans or claim a hardship exemption and avoid the ACA’s insurance mandate entirely. Communicating for America (CA) has been a leading voice urging these and other changes through articles, op-eds and discussions with …

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The Law of Unintended Consequences: Will we have more people uninsured after health care reform than before?

The following op-ed written by CA Chairman Jeff Smedsrud appeared in a number of online and print publications: Sadly, fewer Americans could be covered under permanent private health insurance on February 1, 2014, than were on December 1, 2013. Call it a perfect storm of unintended consequences.   We shouldn’t let that happen. Here is …

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Locate your State Health Insurance Exchange Website

With the new state health insurance exchange websites up and running, Communicating for America is committed to helping our members, and all self-employed and small businesses, access the information they need to make informed health insurance decisions for themselves and their families. Click on the map for a state-by-state directory of health insurance exchanges.

CA Supports Efforts to Repeal Small Business Health Insurance Deductible Cap

Communicating for America is working with the Coalition for Affordable Health Coverage to build support for H.R. 2995, the Unnecessary Cap Act of 2013, which would repeal the cap on deductibles for businesses that purchase insurance in small group markets. This bill, which was recently introduced in the House of Representatives, will provide additional flexibility …

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