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  1. 7 Tips to Get Enrolled in Marketplace Insurance

    Dec. 9, 2013 -- Ready, set, try again. If you need to buy health insurance for 2014 through the federal government's web site, Healthcare.gov, you may already know this drill. The site has famously had a variety of technical failures during its rollout. But the bugs are being fixed, at least partial

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  2. Higher Income Affects Obamacare Subsidy

    By Michelle Andrews Q. If I’m unemployed at the beginning of the year and sign up for health insurance through my state’s health insurance exchange, I’d probably get a subsidy because my income would be low. But what happens if I get a job later in the year and start earning a good salary? Will I ha

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  3. Insurance Company Sells Obamacare on Bus Tour

    By Jeffrey Hess, Mississippi Public Broadcasting In Mississippi, as in the 35 other states where healthcare.gov is running the enrollment show, it hasn’t been easy to sign up for the health law’s new insurance options. That’s a political problem for Democrats and a personal problem for the uninsured

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  4. Some Insurance Plans Cut Doctor, Hospital Choices

    By Pauline Bartolone, Capital Public Radio MILL VALLEY, CALIFORNIA – When Diane Shore got a letter that her health policy would be canceled, the small premium increase for a new plan didn’t bother her that much. What she’s really troubled by is: “My physicians will no longer be in this network of ph

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  5. Many Consumers Report Improvements With Healthcare.gov

    By Phil Galewitz Vickie Fleisher-Gann had been trying since Oct. 1 to complete her Obamacare application so she could start shopping for insurance on healthcare.gov, but she kept getting stopped by error messages. With her policy expiring at the end of the year, she feared time was running out. On S

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  6. Major Fixes Made to HealthCare.gov

    By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Dec. 1, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The race to repair the U.S. government's troubled health insurance website by Nov. 30 has yielded a number of important fixes, but health officials on Sunday acknowledged that more work is needed to improve consumers' exp

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  7. Breaking Up With Healthcare.gov

    By Annie Feidt, Alaska Public Radio Network Enrolling in healthcare.gov is not easy. In Alaska, just 53 people enrolled in the first month. Anchorage hair stylist Lara Imler is one of the few who got through. Now though, after she discovered problems with her application, Imler wants to cancel her e

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  8. With Three Weeks Left, Consumers Fear They May End Up Without Health Coverage On New Year’s Day

    By Jordan Rau Tambra Momi has been eagerly awaiting the promise of guaranteed health insurance. Since 2011, she has battled Dercum's disease, a rare and painful condition in which non-cancerous tumors sprout throughout her body, pressing against nerves. Jobless and in a wheelchair, Momi needs nine d

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  9. 6 Changes to the Affordable Care Act

    Nov. 27, 2013 -- To put it in surgical terms, the Affordable Care Act has had some work done. Here are six major changes made in recent months. Because of all the technical glitches affecting health insurance Marketplace web sites, the federal government is giving consumers more time to buy coverage

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  10. In California, Some Happy About Canceled Insurance

    By Stephanie O'Neill, KPCC Barbara Neff of Santa Monica is one of the roughly 1 million Californians who recently got word that their health insurance coverage would be expiring soon. The canceled plans sparked a political firestorm as people realized President Barack Obama’s promise – “If you like

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