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  1. Where You Live Affects Health Insurance Costs

    By Julie Appleby By Jordan Rau When buying health insurance, where you live matters. In Pennsylvania and more than a half dozen states, consumers in some cities will pay at least 50 percent more for the same type of coverage than their friends and relatives in other parts of the state. A 40-year-old

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  2. Most Unaware of Insurance Marketplace Opening

    By Jordan Rau A new poll finds a majority of the public - especially those lacking health coverage - is unaware that new insurance marketplaces created by the health law are slated to open this week. The poll also found deep skepticism of media coverage of the law, with more than half the public say

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  3. Lessons From The Obamacare Data Dump

    By Jay Hancock This week the Department of Health and Human Services released a ton of information about how insurance sold in 36 states under the Affordable Care Act will work. Most of it came in the form of data showing the number of carriers and their premium prices in hundreds of regions. Until

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  4. Online Obamacare Enrollment in Spanish Delayed

    By Jenny Gold The Spanish-language version of healthcare.gov will not be equipped to handle online enrollments on Oct 1., according to an Obama administration official. Instead, Spanish speakers will have to wait until Oct. 21 to sign up online. The official said the new signup date should not be co

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  5. Houston Embraces Obamacare Outreach

    By Carrie Feibel, KUHF Two high-profile Texans are fighting the Affordable Care Act. Governor Rick Perry has loudly dismissed the law, and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor this week to rail against it at length-21 hours and 19 minutes to be exact. On the other side you have Rosy Mot

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  6. Obama Encourages Americans to Get Health Coverage

    Sept. 26, 2013 (Largo, Md.) -- As part of an aggressive campaign to explain his signature health care law to Americans, President Barack Obama urged millions of Americans to sign up for the new health insurance Marketplaces that will open Oct. 1. The campaign-style speech, in front of a supportive c

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  7. Pharmacy Chains Boost Affordable Care Act

    Sept. 25, 2013 -- The nation’s largest drugstore chains are jumping at the chance to teach people about the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) -- and to reap potentially huge profits -- as enrollment in health insurance plans looms for millions of uninsured Americans. Rite Aid announced e

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  8. Feds: Affordable Care Premiums Lower Than Expected

    By Julie Appleby By Phil Galewitz Just days before new online health insurance markets are set to open, the Obama administration Wednesday released a look at average premiums, saying rates in most states are lower than earlier projected -- and that 95 percent of consumers will have at least two insu

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  9. For Some, Affordable Care Act Costs Still Out of Reach

    By Julie Appleby Michelle La Voie wants health insurance, but as a single mom making $38,000 a year and supporting two teenagers, she's not sure she can afford it -- even with a subsidy through the federal health law known as Obamacare. When enrollment in new online insurance markets begins next mon

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  10. Affordable Care Act: How Employers Change Coverage

    Sept. 24, 2013 -- The Affordable Care Act takes full effect on Jan. 1, 2014, and the questions are coming fast and furious: Do I need to buy new health insurance? How much will coverage cost? And then there's this humdinger: My company is doing what? If you find yourself asking this question, join t

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