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  1. Healthcare Cost Comparisons? Colorado Is Trying

    By Eric Whitney Coffee is important to many of us, but let’s say your coffee maker breaks. Finding a new one is as easy as typing “shop coffee maker” into your browser. Voila – you’ve got models, prices and customer reviews at your fingertips. But say you need something less fun than a coffee maker,

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Libraries Serve As Health Insurance Info Hubs

    By Elana Gordon, WHYY What can’t librarians do? Many are now becoming health insurance guides. The buzz at the American Library Association's winter meeting recently wasn't just about the annual awards (a.k.a. the book award "super bowl"); the Affordable Care Act was also on the agenda. Libraries ac

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