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  1. Affordable Care Act: Cancellations Explained

    By Julie Appleby News that health insurers are ending the policies of what could be millions of Americans has rattled consumers and added to the debate over the health care law. If you or a family member has been notified that your individual policy is being cancelled at year’s end, you may be stunn

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  2. Affordable Care Act Navigators Bypass Glitches

    Nov. 1, 2013 -- The serious problems that plague the federal Affordable Care Act web site have thrown thousands of health insurance "navigators" into uncharted waters. These designated helpers are making do by turning to handwritten applications, telephone hotlines, and outreach efforts, say officia

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  3. Sebelius: 'Hold Me Accountable' for 'Debacle'

    By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday claimed responsibility for the failed rollout of and committed to fixing the website's many software and system problems. "I am as frust

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  4. Health Agency Chief Apologizes for Web Site Woes

    By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- The head of the federal agency responsible for issued a public apology Tuesday for problems that have plagued the health insurance website since its Oct. 1 launch. "I want to apologize to you that the website h

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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