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  1. Nearly 2.5 Million Select ACA Health Plans

    By Mary Agnes Carey More than 1 million people selected a health plan during the fourth week of the health law’s open enrollment and nearly 2.5 million have done so since it began Nov. 15, federal officials said Tuesday. “And this was before an extremely busy weekend,” said Andy Slavitt, principal d

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  2. New AK Governor Sets Sights On Medicaid Expansion

    By Annie Feidt, Alaska Public Radio Network Independent Bill Walker, who won election last month in a governor’s race so tight the results weren’t known a week after the voting was over, campaigned on the promise that he’d expand Medicaid as one of his first orders of business. To make good on that,

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  3. Small Businesses, Coverage and the Health Law

    By Jay Hancock For two decades Atlanta restaurant owner Jim Dunn offered a group health plan to his managers and helped pay for it. That ended Dec. 1, after the Affordable Care Act made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Health-law subsidies for workers to buy their own coverage combined with years of

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  4. 1.5 Million So Far: Obamacare Enrollment Brisk

    By Phil Galewitz With less than a week until the deadline to buy individual health insurance that begins Jan. 1, experts say sign-ups are on course to hit or exceed the Obama administration’s projection of about 9 million enrollees in 2015. Several weeks into the second year of the Affordable Care A

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  5. Job-Based Coverage Confusion and Missed Subsidies

    By Michelle Andrews Confusion about whether some types of job-based coverage disqualify consumers from signing up for subsidized insurance through the health law’s marketplaces may lead some people to buy skimpier employer plans instead. In recent weeks, some assisters who help consumers find covera

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  6. Who Is Getting ACA Insurance – And Who Isn’t

    By Julie Rovner A story on NPR earlier this week described the “family glitch” in the Affordable Care Act. That’s  when  people can’t afford their insurance at work but make too much to qualify for subsidies  in the new insurance exchanges. Many of these mostly middle-income Americans will remain un

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  7. EEOC Takes Aim At Employer Wellness Programs

    By Michelle Andrews Do it or else. Increasingly, that’s the approach taken by employers who are offering financial incentives for workers to take part in wellness programs that incorporate screenings that measure blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass index, among other things. The controversial

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  8. Specialty Drugs to Cost Consumers More Next Year

    By Julie Appleby Americans with health coverage – including those who buy it through government insurance exchanges and Medicare beneficiaries – are likely to pay more out-of-pocket next year for so-called “specialty drugs,” which treat complex conditions, according to two studies from consulting fi

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  9. ACA May Unravel if Exchange Subsidies Struck

    By Julie Rovner Exactly what would happen to the Affordable Care Act if the Supreme Court invalidates tax credits in the three dozen states where the federal government runs the program? Legal scholars say a decision like that would deal a potentially lethal blow to the law because it would undermin

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  10. Competition Helps Restrain Premiums In Marketplace

    By Jordan Rau and Julie Appleby A surge in health insurer competition appears to be helping restrain premium increases in hundreds of counties next year, with prices dropping in many places where newcomers are offering the least expensive plans, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis of federal

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