Health Insurance

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First day of Obamacare and Covered California

It’s launch day for a major part of the health care overhaul. Californians without health insurance can begin signing up for coverage online. How will the big change affect you? Lisa and Phil spoke with […]

10/01/2013

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Under fire, ‘Obamacare’ going live – with glitches

WASHINGTON (AP) – Contentious from its conception, President Barack Obama’s health care law has survived the Supreme Court, a battle for the White House and rounds of budget brinkmanship. Now comes the ultimate test: the […]

09/30/2013

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Calif. becomes laboratory for Affordable Care Act

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A national health policy nonprofit on Thursday announced it is making California the focal point of a long-term research project to examine whether the Affordable Care Act lives up to expectations […]

09/26/2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks during an event discussing the federal health care overhaul in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Obamacare trade-off: low premium, high deductible

WASHINGTON (AP) — You might be pleased with the low monthly premium for one of the new health insurance plans under President Barack Obama’s overhaul, but the added expense of copayments and deductibles could burn […]

09/25/2013

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The conversation continues over Obamacare

In just 8 days the new health insurance exchanges will begin accepting applications under the Affordable Care Act. With so little time left, you’d think people would have a clear understanding of what they have […]

09/23/2013

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Health care calculator

This tool will help you estimate approximate costs and government subsidies with personally tailored results and details on how insurance payments might vary.

09/20/2013

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Obamacare countdown and confusion

In just two weeks, millions of Americans will begin navigating the open enrollment process to obtain health insurance offered under the Affordable Care Act. It’s a process that is certain to be overwhelming for many, […]

09/17/2013

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Clearing up the confusion over Obamacare

The Obamacare health insurance marketplaces open in just three weeks. But a majority of Americans are still confused about how the Affordable Care Act is going to impact them. Penny and Phil spoke with Dr. […]

09/09/2013

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IBM moving some retirees off its health plan

(Undated) – IBM plans to move many retired workers off its health plan and give them money to buy coverage on a health-insurance exchange. The move is part of a corporate trend away from providing […]

09/07/2013

AP chart shows what health insurers are anticipated to charge in various states for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Health law coverage may track workplace cost shift

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s health care law appears to mirror a trend in job-based insurance, where employees are being nudged into cost-saving plans that require them to pay a bigger share of their […]

09/05/2013

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UPS to end health coverage for some spouses

DALLAS (AP) — United Parcel Service Inc. is ending health-insurance benefits for employees’ spouses who can get coverage elsewhere. It blames the change on the new health-care law. UPS estimates that 15,000 of 33,000 spouses […]

08/22/2013

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Survey: Health insurance costs outpace wage gains

Workers saw a modest rise in the average cost of employer-sponsored health insurance this year, but they’re probably not overwhelmed with relief. Coverage costs still are climbing faster than wages. That means, in many cases, […]

08/20/2013

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