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The NASE was founded in 1981 to provide day-to-day support, including direct access to experts, benefits, and consolidated buying power that traditionally had been available only to large corporations. Today the NASE represents hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and micro-businesses, and is the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan association of its kind in the United States.

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Washington Watch - November 15, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

White House Release Health Care Enrollment Numbers

On Wednesday, the Administration released preliminary enrollment numbers for those who had completed enrollment in the Exchange Marketplace, both state and federally facilitated exchange, since October 1, 2013. About 106,000 people signed up for plans, falling incredibly short of the 50,000 daily enrollments predicted and needed to secure the 7 million enrollees by the end of the open enrollment period of March 31, 2014. Adding to the concerns is the fact that only about 26,000 people signed up through the federal healthcare.gov site while the rest signed up through state exchanges. The federal exchange site continues to buckling under technological glitches that require extension fixes to ensure the website is running smoothly and can handle the demand.

The NASE continues to urge Congress and the Administration to realize their mistakes and shortcomings and to eliminate the open enrollment deadlines for the 2014 calendar year and delay the individual mandate penalty for one tax-filing year. The NASE made a statement for the record to the House Ways and Means committee asking for this and we feel that with the release of these numbers, our position is strengthened.


President’s New Health Care Proposal is “Bad Policy” and “Short-Sighted”

In direct respond to the release of the enrollment numbers and the news that millions of Americans have received notices cancelling their current health care coverage (an unanticipated development), the President announced on Thursday, November 14, 2013, that he will ask insurance companies to re-consider those cancellations and encourage “If you like it, you can keep it” policy. However, many of the cancelled plans do not meet the minimum coverage requirements nor are they protected by the Grandfathered Health Care protection. The NASE is deeply concerned and does not support the President’s proposal and believe it further muddies the waters of an already confusing and botched enrollment process in the Exchange marketplaces.

The release also highlights and continues to promote what the NASE feels is a better solution to the problem, granting a 12-month open enrollment period, and a one-year delay in the individual mandate penalty. See the full release here on our website.


NASE continues to research the ACA implementation

Have you taken NASE’s ACA enrollment survey? In our efforts to educate lawmakers and stakeholders as to the impact the ACA is having on the 23 million self-employed, we encourage you to complete the survey. It is important that we hear from YOU, the self-employed.

Please follow this link to take the survey and share your thoughts and experiences with us.


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Visit NASE Advocacy to view archived editions of Washington Watch. While you’re there, read the latest updates from the Washington, D.C. office, write your Congressperson, and find out how you can join the fight for micro-business.

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