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    1. Urban Medicare Beneficiaries: More Drug Savings?

      By Michelle Andrews Medicare beneficiaries who live in urban areas may save money on their prescription drugs this year because they have better access to pharmacies in drug plan networks that charge lower copayments or coinsurance, according to the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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    2. A Voter’s Guide To The Health Law

      By Julie Rovner Nearly six years after its enactment, the Affordable Care Act remains a hot-button issue in the presidential race — in both parties. “Our health care is a horror show,” said GOP candidate Donald Trump at the Republican debate in South Carolina Dec 15. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, winner of t

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    3. Insurers Accelerate Moves To Limit Health-Law Enrollment

      By Jay Hancock Stung by losses under the federal health law, major insurers are seeking to sharply limit how policies are sold to individuals in ways that consumer advocates say seem to discriminate against the sickest and could hold down future enrollment. In recent days Anthem, Aetna and Cigna, al

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    4. Last Minute Reprieve For Some On CA Exchange

      By Chad Terhune and Barbara Feder Ostrov Covered California, the state’s insurance exchange, announced Friday that it was extending its enrollment deadline until Feb. 6 for people who had officially begun the process of signing up by Sunday. Exchange officials said they extended the Sunday deadline

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    5. Where the Candidates Stand on Health Care Issues

      Jan. 29, 2016 -- Although terrorism and the economy have topped Americans’ list of concerns in recent polls, health care is still on voters’ minds. WebMD looked at where presidential hopefuls from both parties stand on various health care issues, including the health care reform law (called the Affo

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    6. Most Consumers Satisfied With Health Plans: Poll

      By Jordan Rau Bashing insurance companies may be a popular pastime, but a poll released Thursday found most people were satisfied with their choices of doctors and even thought the cost of their health coverage was reasonable. The Kaiser Family Foundation poll revealed that 71 percent of insured adu

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    7. ‘Single-Payer’ Debated: What Does That Mean?

      By Julie Rovner Health care has emerged as one of the flash points in the Democratic presidential race. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has been a longtime supporter of a concept he calls “Medicare for All,” a health system that falls under the heading of “single-payer.” Sanders released more details ab

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    8. States Simplify Medicaid Sign-Ups

      By Phil Galewitz Getting on Medicaid has never been so easy. In the past two years, 31 states and the District of Columbia have expanded eligibility for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, but even more have simplified sign-ups and renewals, according to a 50-state survey released Thursday. For

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    9. Some Spend 25% Of Income On Health Expenses

      By Michelle Andrews Even with subsidies to make coverage more affordable, many people who buy health insurance on the marketplaces spend more than 10 percent of their income on premiums, deductibles and other out-of-pocket payments, a recent study found. Among those hit hardest, the researchers said

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    10. ‘Concierge Medicine’ Reaches New Markets

      By Shefali Luthra A growing number of primary care doctors, spurred by the federal health law and frustrations with insurance requirements, are bringing a service that generally has been considered “health care for billionaires” to middle-income, Medicaid and Medicare populations. It’s called direct

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