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Gov’t diagnosis: HealthCare.gov on the mend

WASHINGTON (AP) — Computer crashes should be giving way to insurance coverage — if the government’s diagnosis of its health care website is correct. The Health and Human Services Department released a progress report Sunday […]

12/02/2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, prior to testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the difficulties plaguing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  (AP Photo/ J. Scott Applewhite)

Canceled policies could be a plus for new markets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurance cancellations are fueling a political backlash against President Barack Obama and Democrats supporting his health care overhaul, but they may be a silver lining for the law itself. It’s Economics 101, […]

11/07/2013

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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

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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Early look at health law’s premiums

WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 1 question about President Barack Obama’s health care law is whether consumers will be able to afford the coverage. Now the answer is coming in. The biggest study yet of […]

09/04/2013

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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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Study: Half who now buy own health plan to get aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — About half the people who now buy their own health insurance — and potentially would face higher premiums next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law — would qualify for federal […]

08/13/2013

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A break for smokers? Glitch may limit penalties

WASHINGTON (AP) — They huddle outside office buildings and they can’t satisfy their nicotine cravings by lighting up on planes and trains, but now smokers could be getting a break from an unlikely source. A […]

07/09/2013

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Insurers warn of overhaul-induced sticker shock

(AP) – Some Americans could see their insurance bills double next year as the health care overhaul law expands coverage to millions of people. The nation’s big health insurers say they expect the cost for insurance coverage to rise from 20-100% for millions of people.

03/13/2013

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Some families to be priced out of health overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some families could get priced out of health insurance due to what’s being called a glitch in President Barack Obama’s overhaul law. IRS regulations issued Wednesday failed to fix the problem as liberal backers of the president’s plan had hoped.

01/31/2013

Study: Privatized Medicare would raise premiums

WASHINGTON (AP) – Nearly six in 10 Medicare recipients would pay higher premiums under a hypothetical privatized system, with wide regional differences leading to big hikes in some states and counties, a study released Monday […]

10/15/2012

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