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Jane Norman

Bio:

Jane Norman is an associate editor of CQ HealthBeat, which tracks the issues, events and people reshaping national health care policy. Prior to joining CQ, she was a Washington correspondent for the Des Moines Register, where she covered the Iowa congressional delegation as well as state and national politics, including Washington coverage of Iowa's presidential caucuses. She wrote extensively about major health care policy issues such as Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program and also wrote a weekly political column titled "Potomac Fever" that analyzed Washington events from an Iowa perspective. Before that, Jane covered the Iowa Legislature and Des Moines City Hall for the Register and worked for the Des Moines Tribune.

Jane is a native of Illinois and a graduate of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Drake University in Des Moines. She lives in Silver Spring, Md., with her husband and two children.

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Stories by Jane Norman:

Health Insurance Exchange Helpers Prepare in California

May 13, 2013

California plans to deploy 21,000 people across the state to sign up consumers when enrollment in the health insurance exchange begins Oct. 1. The squads of trained, government-paid helpers will be armed with the know-how to untangle the complexities of insurance coverage.

'Navigators' of State Health Insurance Exchanges Prepare to Help Applicants

May 13, 2013

When enrollment in the health care law’s new insurance exchanges opens in October, the prospects for success will turn on a crucial element: people who actually understand health insurance coverage and can explain it in plain language to consumers.

Health Exchanges: Can They Be Ready by 2014?

Dec. 18, 2012

The idea of a health insurance exchange as laid out in President Barack Obama’s signature law seems straightforward: an online marketplace where people will shop for private health insurance, like buying an airline ticket or a hotel room. But making sure exchanges in every state are ready for business by the law’s deadline of 2014 has been anything but easy given the legal, technical and political questions surrounding them.

Md. Health Exchange Gives Official Chance to Serve State

Dec. 18, 2012

Maryland launched initial development of its health insurance exchange the day after the health care law was signed by President Barack Obama in March 2010. Now the state is one of the first to receive conditional approval for operating its new health care marketplace, much of the time under the guidance of a pediatrician-turned-bureaucrat, Joshua Sharfstein.

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