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  1. New Rule May Exempt Many From Health Plan Penalty

    By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Consumers whose individual health insurance policies have been cancelled for failing to meet the minimum requirements of the Affordable Care Act may now apply for a "hardship exemption," Obama administration officials an

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  2. White House Extends Insurance Enrollment Deadline

    By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The Obama Administration on Monday extended the deadline for people to register for health insurance coverage on Healtcare.gov by an extra 24 hours, through to the end of Tuesday. The official deadline for signing up thr

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  3. Know Your 'Obamacare' Health Insurance Deadlines

    Dec. 19, 2013 -- If you want new health insurance through the Affordable Care Act starting Jan. 1, you’re running out of time. There's good news, though. Consumers now have until Jan. 10, 2014, to make their first payment on insurance that takes effect New Year's Day. They still have to enroll for a

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  4. In Well-funded Colo., Obamacare Signups Slow

    By Eric Whitney Despite White House and state efforts to promote the Affordable Care Act, some people still don't have health insurance or any idea how to sign up for it. Take Corryn Young, a 32-year-old dental hygienist in Fort Collins, Colorado. She knows she needs to get health insurance but is a

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  5. Health Insurers Extend Payment Deadline

    By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The health insurance industry announced Wednesday that the payment deadline for those who buy health insurance through state and federal exchanges under the final provision of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Ob

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  6. What Kind of Dental Coverage Do You Need?

    If you want to get dental insurance, you'll find a lot of plans to choose from. The options may seem overwhelming, but there are some easy ways to find the coverage you need. Most Americans with dental insurance get their coverage from an employer, rather than buying insurance individually, accordin

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  7. Study: It’s All Healthy People — Not Just Young Adults — Who Are Critical To ACA Success

    By Jay Hancock Pushing back against those who warn that low levels of younger subscribers could threaten coverage sold under the health law, analysts for the Kaiser Family Foundation say enrollment of young adults “is not as important as conventional wisdom suggests.” Even if insurance pools contain

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  8. Almost 15% of Americans Still Uninsured: Report

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- As the final phase of the Affordable Care Act, sometimes called "Obamacare," begins, a new report shows that more than 45 million Americans still don't have health insurance. As troubling as that number may seem, it rep

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  9. How to Choose Vision Insurance

    If you wear glasses or contacts, you'll know there's a hefty price tag for keeping your vision clear. The average cost of frames and lenses alone is over $250. But a vision care plan can help make eye care more affordable. You may get vision care coverage through your employer, or you may purchase i

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  10. Getting Health Insurance: It's a Marathon

    By Anna Gorman Every day for weeks, Kathleen Bayly checked the mailbox at her Pleasanton, Calif., home for the bill from her new insurance company. But Bayly, 61, who signed up in November for health coverage through California's insurance marketplace, didn’t receive anything from Anthem Blue Cross.

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