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  1. Give Private Info to Health Insurers to Save Money?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans say they'd submit to insurance company medical tests and lifestyle monitoring in exchange for lower-cost premiums, a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds. The poll of more than 2,000 adults found that a maj

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  2. Health Care Enrollments Fall Short of Estimates

    By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The Obama administration late Wednesday released a report revealing a disappointing number of health plan enrollments through the new federal and state insurance exchanges. Just over 106,000 Americans enrolled in health pla

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  3. Health-Plan Enrollment Falls Below Expectations

    By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer than 50,000 people have signed up for health insurance through the federal HealthCare.gov website, according to published reports. The tally represents enrollment in the troubled federal health insurance exchange from i

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  4. Medicaid Questions Delay Some Health Insurance Purchases In Colorado

    By Eric Whitney If you want to find somebody who's really happy with the Affordable Care Act, meet Colorado's Medicaid director, Sue Birch. Colorado has been enrolling just under a thousand people a week in new private health insurance since its Obamacare marketplace opened. But the number enrolling

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  5. Sebelius Boosts Affordable Care Act

    Nov. 8, 2013 -- Kathleen Sebelius, the beleaguered Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), tried to put a better face on the rocky rollout of the HealthCare.gov web site during two stops in Atlanta on Friday. During her visit, Sebelius announced new rules that will boost ment

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  6. White House Boosts Insurance Coverage for Mental Illness

    By Steven Reinberg and Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporters FRIDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials unveiled long-awaited rules Friday that require insurance companies to cover treatment for mental illnesses and addiction the same way they cover physical illnesses. Secretary o

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  7. Affordable Care Act: 17 Million Can Get Subsidies

    By Mary Agnes Carey Seventeen million people who are now uninsured or who buy their own health insurance will be eligible for tax credits next year to help purchase coverage on the health law’s online marketplaces or exchanges, according to an analysis released Tuesday. More than a third of those pe

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  8. Lack of Competition, High Rates in Alabama

    By Jay Hancock MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The letters landed in early October, cancelling health plans for thousands of BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama members and offering to enroll them in new coverage at often substantially higher cost. "I thought my plan might go up like $30. I didn't know it was going

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  9. On Some Plans, Providers Are Limited

    By Fred Mogul, WNYC Consumers shopping for coverage on the new health insurance exchanges have been focused on the lowest-cost options. But some shoppers are trying to determine which plans offer the widest array of doctors and hospitals - and are finding that can be trickier than it sounds. John Ba

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  10. Oregon Exchange Still Struggling

    By Kristian Foden-Vencil, Oregon Public Broadcasting As the federal government consumes humble pie over failures in the health insurance exchanges, some states that have set up their own exchanges are also struggling. Oregon has yet to enroll one single person, and it's been reduced to pawing throug

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