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  1. No Drop In Insurance Enrollment At Work

    By Michelle Andrews There has been much hand wringing over the health law requirement that large employers this year offer insurance to workers who put in 30 or more hours a week or face penalties for not doing so. The new rules would cost employers a bundle, some fretted, as part-timers clamored fo

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  2. Battle Over Dementia Drug Swap Has Big Stakes

    By Julie Appleby Executives at drug company Actavis knew they had to move fast to avoid a plunge in sales of their top-selling drug, Namenda, a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease which would lose patent protection in July. When that happened, generic knockoffs would flood the market and doctors and p

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  3. HHS: Health Law Has Helped Insure 16.4 Million

    By Julie Rovner A total of 16.4 million non-elderly adults have gained health insurance coverage since the Affordable Care Act became law five years ago this month – a “historic” reduction in the number of uninsured, the Department of Health and Human Services said Monday. Those gaining insurance si

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  4. GOP Lawmakers Sink MT Medicaid Expansion Plan

    By Eric Whitney Obamacare’s tenuous toehold in Montana appears to be growing no firmer. Despite a hearing crowded with supporters of the Democratic governor’s Medicaid expansion bill, Republican legislators have dealt the measure a likely death blow. Republicans control both houses of the Montana le

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  5. ACA Arguments: Few Clues on Supreme Court Decision

    By Julie Rovner For the second time in three years, the federal Affordable Care Act went before the Supreme Court Wednesday. And before a packed courtroom, a divided group of justices mostly picked up right where they left off the last time. Once again, commentators and experts were left to wonder w

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  6. What’s At Stake: Health Law At Supreme Court Again

    By Sarah Varney BURNSVILLE, N. C.—It’s been a bitterly cold winter in the Blue Ridge Mountains for Julia Raye and her 13-year-old son, Charles. But despite the punishing weather, 2015 has been looking good: Raye is finally able to afford insulin and the other medications she needs to keep her diabet

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  7. What To Know About Case Challenging Health Law

    By Julie Rovner The Affordable Care Act is once again before the Supreme Court. On March 4, the justices will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, a case challenging the validity of tax subsidies helping millions of Americans buy health insurance if they don’t get it through an employer or the go

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  8. Supreme Court Ruling May Trigger Price Spikes

    By Julie Appleby Making health insurance available and affordable to millions of people who buy their own coverage was a key goal for backers of the federal health law known as Obamacare. But if the Supreme Court strikes down the insurance subsidies of millions of Americans who rely on the federal i

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  9. For Many Taxpayers On Obamacare, It’s Payback Time

    By Anna Gorman Roberta and Curtis Campbell typically look forward to tax time. Most years, they receive a refund – a little extra cash to pay off credit card bills. But this year the California couple got a shock:  According to their tax preparer, they owe the IRS more than $6,000. That’s the money

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  10. ACA Case May Be A Wake-Up Call For Republicans

    By Julie Rovner Republican efforts to replace the federal health law have been given new urgency by the Supreme Court. As soon as this spring, the court could invalidate health insurance subsidies available to millions of Americans if it rules for the challengers in a case called King v. Burwell. Re

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