Capsules: Call Centers For Health Law Marketplaces To Create 9K Jobs; Bloggers See Own Reflections In Oregon Medicaid Study

Now on Kaiser Health News' blog, Phil Galewitz reports on how health law insurance marketplaces could be job creators: "The federal health law derided as a 'job-killer' by critics will create an estimated 9,000 jobs in 14 states this summer to handle consumer inquiries about new online insurance marketplaces. The jobs are through Vangent, a General Dynamics subsidiary, which was awarded a $530 million one-year contract by the federal government to set up call centers to answer inquriers related to the insurance marketplaces in 34 states where they will be run in whole or part by the federal government" (Galewitz, 5/3).

Also on Capsules, Jordan Rau reports on how the Oregon Medicaid study played in the blogosphere: "This week’s study of Oregon Medicaid recipients has quickly become a Rorschach test for how partisans and health policy wonks view the health care law" (Rau, 5/3). Check out what else is on the blog.

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