Insurance exchange issues and more

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 9:13pm EDT

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This week on BGOV's Capital Impact show hosted by Allen Scott:

  • The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that 7 million people will sign up for 2014 health insurance coverage through the federal and state-run exchanges. However, technical problems with the federally run HealthCare.gov website have hindered the enrollment process, which may cost insurers billions in premium revenue. Bloomberg Government Senior Health Care Analyst Matthew Barry discusses his latest insight, Billions for Insurers Ride on Exchange Enrollment.

  • Bloomberg's "Political Capital" host Al Hunt examines the job done by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the rollout of the Healthcare.gov website, changes experienced by consumers whose existing policies are being canceled, and the responsibility of President Barack Obama for the program's shortfalls. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers" with Stephanie Ruhle.

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Allen Scott (moderator) specializes in customer on boarding and training at Bloomberg Government. Allen previously worked at Arbitron, Inc. where he served in a variety of roles from customer service to sales operations manager. Prior to Arbitron, Allen worked in radio for several years in the Washington and Baltimore areas. Most recently he spent six years at 99.1 HFS as co-host and news director.

Matt Barry is a health analyst for Bloomberg Government focusing on Medicare, Medicaid, public health and prevention issues. Barry has more than 20 years of health policy experience in the executive and legislative branches of the federal government, non-profits, private consulting and public affairs firms. He has worked on payment and access issues under Medicare and Medicaid, tobacco control policy, rural health care, and childhood immunization policy.

Albert R. Hunt is a Bloomberg View columnist appearing on Mondays. Hunt also hosts "Political Capital with Al Hunt," airing Fridays on Bloomberg Television at 9pm ET. In his four decades at the Wall Street Journal, he was a reporter, bureau chief and executive Washington editor and wrote the weekly column "Politics & People." Al is co-author of books on U.S. elections by the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution. His Bloomberg column also appears in the International Herald Tribune.

Stephanie Ruhle is an anchor for Bloomberg Television, based in New York. She serves as co-host of "Market Makers," airing from 10-12pm ET. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Ruhle served as a Managing Director in Global Markets Senior Relationship Management at Deutsche Bank. There, she oversaw relationships for some of Deutsche Bank's largest hedge fund clients. Previously, Ruhle was a top producing salesperson at the firm, covering multi-strategy hedge funds.