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  1. Feds Unveil Streamlined Marketplace Website

    By Julie Appleby Consumers using the federal healthcare.gov website when open enrollment begins next month should expect a faster website with a shorter application form and features making it easier to use on mobile devices, Obama administration officials said Wednesday. In a briefing with reporter

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  2. ACA Enrollment: Second Year, Tougher Challenge

    By Anna Gorman By Julie Appleby LOS ANGELES -- As states gear up for round two of Obamacare enrollment next month, they have their sights set on people like Miles Alva. Alva, 28, works part-time at a video store and is about to graduate from Cal State Northridge. Getting insured is about the last th

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  3. As Payments Database Debuts, Doctors Urge Caution

    By Shefali Luthra A federal database unveiled Tuesday afternoon details 4.4 million payments from pharmaceutical and medical technology companies to doctors and teaching hospitals, sparking concerns that consumers might misinterpret the information. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services websi

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  4. Canceled Health Plans: Round Two

    By Julie Appleby Thousands of consumers who were granted a reprieve to keep insurance plans that don’t meet the federal health law’s standards are now learning those plans will be discontinued at year’s end, and they’ll have to choose a new policy, which may cost more. Cancellations are in the mail

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  5. California To Launch Medicaid-Funded Teledentistry

    By Daniela Hernandez California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that would require Medi-Cal, the state’s insurance program for the poor, to pay for dental services delivered by teams of hygienists and dentists connected through the Internet. California is among the first states to la

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  6. Texas, Florida Expand Medicaid – For Kids

    By Phil Galewitz Republican lawmakers in Florida and Texas snubbed the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion for adults, but their states did broaden the program this year -- for school-age children. Those states were among 21 – including some big Democratic-led states, such as California -- that

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  7. Debate Grows Over Plans Without Hospital Benefits

    By Jay Hancock Lance Shnider is confident Obamacare regulators knew exactly what they were doing when they created an online calculator that gives a green light to new employer coverage without hospital benefits. “There’s not a glitch in this system,” said Shnider, president of Voluntary Benefits Ag

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  8. Number Of Marketplace Insurers To Rise 25%: HHS

    By Mary Agnes Carey This story was updated at 5:40 p.m. The number of health insurance companies offering plans in the marketplaces this fall will increase by 25 percent, giving consumers more choices for coverage, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced Tuesday. When the market

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  9. Insurance Brokers Key To Kentucky's Obamacare Success

    By Jenny Gold LONDON, KY. -- David Combs has been a health insurance broker in this small city in central Kentucky for more than 15 years. When the Affordable Care Act became law, he read it cover to cover. Then he “panicked” and sold his agency. The mainstay of his business had been selling coverag

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  10. For Autistic Adults, Coverage Options Are Scarce

    By Michelle Andrews It’s getting easier for parents of young children with autism to get insurers to cover a pricey treatment called applied behavioral analysis. Once kids turn 21, however, it’s a different ballgame entirely. Many states have mandates that require insurers to cover this therapy, but

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