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  1. Pa. Governor Pushes Plan to Expand Medicaid His Way

    By Elana Gordon, WHYY Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett may have kept an eye this week on his fellow Republican governor in Ohio, John Kasich, as Kasich bypassed his own Republican legislature to expand the state’s Medicaid program. As part of the Affordable Care Act, states have the option to give cove

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  2. Administration: 700,000 Have Applied for Obamacare

    By Phil Galewitz The Obama administration said Thursday that 700,000 people have completed applications for coverage in the health law’s new marketplaces - a key step before people can begin shopping for insurance plans. But a spokeswoman for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services refused to b

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  3. Affordable Care Act: Ohio Expands Medicaid

    Oct. 24, 2013 -- Ohio became the 25th state to expand Medicaid coverage after an extended fight between Republican Gov. John Kasich and the Republican-dominated legislature. The state will now receive funds from the federal government to cover an estimated 275,000 more people who are too poor to buy

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  4. Affordable Care Act Penalties to Be Delayed

    By Mary Agnes Carey The Obama administration said Wednesday that it would delay imposing penalties for six weeks on some consumers who might have been caught in a sticky timing problem for enrolling in coverage through the health law’s new insurance marketplaces. Those marketplaces, also known as ex

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  5. Your Questions About 'Obamacare' Answered

    Oct. 23, 2013 -- The bungled rollout of’s insurance web site has made headlines for the past few weeks. So it’s no surprise that many people had questions about the site and how to purchase health insurance during a live chat hosted Tuesday by WebMD. WebMD holds the chats every Tuesda

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  6. Obama: 'No Excuse' for Web Site

    By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Saying he's confident the problems will get fixed, President Barack Obama on Monday admitted that there is "no excuse" for the troubles plaguing the beleaguered website. "There's no sugar-coating it. The website

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  7. How Long Does Obama Have to Fix

    By Julie Appleby They've got a few weeks. But if federal officials can’t get the new online insurance marketplace running smoothly by mid-November, the problems plaguing the three-week-old website could become a far bigger threat to the success of the health law, hampering enrollment and fueling opp

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  8. Buying Insurance on Exchanges: It Helps to Have Help

    By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- You have to wade through a lot of insurance jargon and be a skilled number-cruncher to choose the right health insurance plan on the new health exchanges, health literacy and consumer decision-making experts say. By making inf

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  9. Insurance Companies Cancel Thousands of Policies

    By Anna Gorman By Julie Appleby Health plans are sending hundreds of thousands of cancellation letters to people who buy their own coverage, frustrating some consumers who want to keep what they have and forcing others to buy more costly policies. The main reason insurers offer is that the policies

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  10. In Minn., 3,700 Obamacare Applications Under Way

    By Elizabeth Stawicki, Minnesota Public Radio   Officials from MNsure, the online health insurance marketplace in Minnesota, provided the first public glimpse into how many Minnesotans have not only created accounts on the new health insurance site, but also committed to choosing a plan and paying f

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