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  1. Colorado Exchange Watchdog Likes What It Sees

    By Eric Whitney Colorado lawmakers overseeing the set-up of the state’s health insurance exchange are generally pleased with how it’s going, but they are worried some residents will still be “left out in the cold,” without insurance even if the exchange works well. Colorado is one of 16 states and t

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  2. Minnesota Says Its Marketpace Rates Are Nation’s Lowest So Far

    By Elizabeth Stawicki and Catharine Richert, Minnesota Public Radio ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota consumers will be able to buy a health plan for as little as $90.59 per month on MNsure, the new state health insurance marketplace, state Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman said Friday. Rothman said Minn

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  3. Health Insurance Premiums Will be Competitive

    There will be numerous options for Americans trying to find lower insurance premiums under the health care law, according to two independent private studies. Government tax credits would lower the cost of a benchmark "silver" policy to about $190 a month for a single person who earns about $29,000 a

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  4. Ravens To Host Maryland Insurance Exchange Ads

    By Jay Hancock Updated 8:15 pm Tuesday. The National Football League backed away from promoting Obamacare insurance marketplaces this summer after a sharp warning from Republicans. But the Baltimore Ravens seem to have stepped - or at least edged - into the gap. By including health insurance ads on

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  5. IRS Same-Sex Ruling Has Implications For Health Law

    By Mary Agnes Carey Thursday’s announcement that the federal government will give the same tax treatment to legally married same-sex couples as they do to heterosexual couples may have ripple effects for the 2010 health care law. The decision from the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Ser

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  6. FAQ: How Will The Individual Mandate Work?

    By Alvin Tran The federal health law's individual mandate, one of the key building blocks of the insurance overhaul, remains controversial as the October start date approaches for enrolling in new online marketplaces. Individuals who don't get insurance through work will shop for insurance on these

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  7. Survey: Health Insurance Literacy Is Low

    By Marissa Evans Premium, deductible, copay, all basic health insurance terms many Americans don’t understand, according to a recent poll. More than half could not correctly define at least one of these common financial terms related to health insurance, according to poll results released by the Ame

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  8. Michigan Senate OK's Medicaid Expansion

    Aug. 29, 2013 -- Michigan took a significant step this week toward becoming the 25th state to approve the expansion of Medicaid, a key part of the Affordable Care Act. The Republican-controlled Senate approved the bill by a vote of 20-18. Because lawmakers couldn’t win a two-thirds majority in suppo

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  9. Americans Hear More About Health Law, But Not From Most-Trusted Sources

    By Jordan Rau The public’s awareness of new marketplaces is growing, but potential customers are getting much of their information about the health law from sources they don’t trust very much, � according to a poll released Wednesday. Starting Oct. 1, people lacking insurance can begin enrolling in

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  10. Survey: Big Business May Shift Retirees, Part-Timers To Insurance Exchanges

    By Jay Hancock Updated at 11:20 a.m. Corporate America is taking a hard look at moving retirees and part-time workers into health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act, suggests a survey by the National Business Group on Health. To a lesser extent large companies also expect cove

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