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  1. It’s Hot Springs Vs. Ski Slopes In Colorado Insurance Battle

    By Eric Whitney The county with the highest health insurance premiums in the country is drafting a lawsuit against Colorado, saying the state’s approval of the rates violates anti-discrimination protections in the Affordable Care Act. Garfield County Attorney Frank Hutfless says county commissioners

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  2. Tips For New Obamacare Coverage: Stay In Network, Avoid Out-Of-Pocket Costs

    By Jay Hancock Congratulations. You bought insurance through one of the online Affordable Care Act exchanges, possibly after days or weeks of trying to get the site to work. Don't relax. Joining the plan is only the first challenge. Now you have to understand it. Policies sold through the online por

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  3. Obamacare Enrollment Hits 3.3 Million

    By Phil Galewitz Nearly 3.3 million Americans have signed up for private health insurance plans since October through the online marketplaces created by the health law, with enrollment continuing to surge through January, an Obama administration report said Wednesday. But the number of young adults

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  4. Another Obamacare Delay for Business

    By Jay Hancock By Julie Appleby By Mary Agnes Carey On Monday the Obama administration announced another delay in rolling out the Affordable Care Act, weakening the requirement to offer coverage next year for large employers and postponing it for smaller ones. Here’s what it means. There have been o

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  5. The 10 Least Expensive Health Insurance Markets In The U.S.

    By Jordan Rau People in much of Minnesota, northwestern Pennsylvania and Tucson, Ariz., are getting the best bargains from the health care law’s new insurance marketplaces: premiums half the price or less than what insurers in the country’s most expensive places are charging. The 10 regions with the

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  6. Florida Moves To Manage Health Care For Foster Kids

    By Marissa Evans Chris and Alicia Johnson have 10 kids -- three biological, five adopted out of foster care and two foster children -- all under one roof on the outskirts of Orlando, Fla. While providing love, support and encouragement for their foster kids, they’ve sometimes run into roadblocks try

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  7. In Mass., Getting Prices in Advance Not Easy

    By Martha Bebinger, WBUR Here’s an essential question: Is it possible to actually list prices for childbirth, MRIs, stress tests and other medical procedures? And will patients, armed with health care prices, begin to shop around for where (and when) they “buy” care? Massachusetts is trying to find

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  8. Rocky Mountain High Insurance Prices Rankle Ski Towns

    By Eric Whitney Colorado Insurance Commissioner Margeurite Salazar has been getting an earful about high health insurance premiums in pockets of the state since prices she approved were unveiled Oct. 1. She is under increasing pressure to do something about them now that part of Colorado has been id

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  9. Health Reform Differs Across States: Report

    By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Californians' experience with health reform is probably very different from that of, say, the citizens of Texas. California is one of 10 states that have done the most to roll out provisions of the Affordable Care Act, a

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  10. In Southwest Georgia, Insurance Costs Run High

    By Jordan Rau ALBANY, Ga. — If Lee Mullins lived in Pittsburgh, he could buy mid-level health coverage for his family for $940 a month. If he lived in Beverly Hills, he would pay $1,405. But Mullins, who builds custom swimming pools, lives in Southwest Georgia. Here, a similar health plan for his fa

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