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Obamacare sign-ups: How states with their own websites stack up (+video)

Connecticut runs its own Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance marketplace, and its online exchange has been working. RECOMMENDED: How much do you know about health-care reform? Take our quiz! In fact, of 11 states that are running their own online ...
If you hated tax day before ObamaCare . . .

- 4 months ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: This year, ObamaCare is making the least popular day — April 15 — even worse. For about one in four tax filers, it’s turning out to be a nightmare, with...

Obamacare push on last chance in Montana, fading in other states

- 4 months ago @ yahoo.com: A legislative push in Montana to extend Obamacare health coverage to the working poor got a last-minute reprieve this week thanks to a procedural play by supporters, and similar efforts in other conservative states are flagging. Some half dozen holdout states have been considering whether to join 28 states and the District of Columbia in accepting billions of federal dollars to expand Medicaid ...

Obamacare push powers ahead in Montana, fading in other states

- 4 months ago @ yahoo.com: A legislative push in Montana to extend Obamacare health coverage to the working poor advanced on Thursday after a last-minute reprieve thanks to a procedural play by supporters, even as similar efforts in other conservative states are flagging. Some half dozen holdout states have been considering whether to join 28 states and the District of Columbia in accepting billions of federal dollars to ...

Obamacare bill: Some hit with unexpected payments

- 4 months ago @ finance.yahoo.com: About half of the people who received federal help paying their Obamacare premiums now owe some of that money back.

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Senate Will Try to Repeal Obamacare Medical Device Tax in the Fall

National Journal: Republicans have been hesitant to make small-scale changes to the Affordable Care Act, given the party platform of repealing it entirely. The GOP aide said the medical-device tax repeal is "not inconsistent with our party's position of repealing ...

AK Lawmakers Hire Star Lawyers To Block Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

Forbes: Alaska Governor Bill Walker (I) announced in mid-July that he was moving forward with plans to unilaterally expand Obamacare in the state. As we've previously written here at Forbes, Walker's expansion plan is not only bad policy, it's also likely ...

Briefs ask Supreme Court to take Obamacare case

Baptist News Global: ... contraception or intrauterine devices is a “grave moral wrong,” according to a U.S. Supreme Court brief filed by Southern Baptist Convention leaders on behalf of faith-based charities opposed to required contraceptive coverage under Obamacare.

75% of Obamacare plans in California use narrow networks, study shows

Los Angeles Times: A new study finds that 75% of California's Obamacare health plans have narrow physician networks -- more limited choices than all but three other states. The latest report examines health plans sold to consumers last year under the Affordable Care Act ...

Obamacare Cadillac tax's secret threat

CNBC: If you like your flexible spending account ... you might not be able to keep your flexible spending account. Obamacare's looming "Cadillac tax" on high-cost health plans threatens to hit 1 in 4 U.S. employers when it takes effect in 2018—and will ...

Ask Stacy: Can Obamacare Help Me Retire Early?

If your goal is to get into a heated discussion, the easiest way to do it is to say the word Obamacare. Think I'm exaggerating? Read the comments on stories like Why I'm Republican and Love Obamacare or 8 Steps to Prepare for Obamacare. Or check out a ...

Obamacare is facing another big threat: accounting

Quartz: Obamacare has survived computer glitches, the Supreme Court (twice), and Republican's best efforts to destroy it. Now, it might face a threat from an unexpected place: a little noticed accounting standard for state and municipal pensions. Earlier this ...

Thinking about Obamacare while in Cabo

American Thinker: My family and I recently returned from a much-needed vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. We had a blast, but unfortunately, I was unable to completely escape being reminded of the disaster known as ObamaCare, despite being many hundreds of miles ...

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Democratic Candidates Criticize Obamacare Tax Disliked By Unions

Huffington Post: WASHINGTON -- Even as they're defending the Affordable Care Act against Republican attacks, the three major Democratic presidential candidates agreed this week that the health care law does have a problem. It's no coincidence that unions agree.

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GOP struggles to replace ObamaCare without losing voters

The Hill: Just before Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal revealed his plan to replace ObamaCare last year, he sat down with 15 of Washington's top conservative healthcare wonks to discuss it. They didn't approve. “Near the end, they said, 'You make a good point, but ...

Walker's plan to replace Obamacare hinges on a tricky subsidy rollback

TBO.com: FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, speaks in Brooklyn Center, Minn., where he presented his plan to replacing President Barack Obama's health care law. Walker's plan for repealing ...

The Republican Plans to Replace Obamacare Have Been Tried, and They Failed

New York Magazine: Before Obamacare, the individual insurance market for people who could not get health care through their job was a nightmare. The only way for insurers to make money was to avoid getting stuck with customers who would rack up high medical bills ...

Republican Plans to Replace Obamacare Have a Problem: House Republicans

Bloomberg: A dilemma facing Republican presidential candidates who want to repeal Obamacare is how to care for people with preexisting conditions. While polls show that the law isn't popular, Americans also don't want to return to an era where they can be denied ...

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New Walker ad: Hillary Clinton 'invented the lie' about Obamacare

Washington Examiner: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker published a digital ad claiming Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton "invented the lie" about Obamacare that President Obama made famous: If you like your doctor or healthcare plan, you can keep it. Walker ...

Scott Walker sides with Trump on immigration and offers alternative to Obamacare

Los Angeles Times: Only five weeks ago, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced his presidential run to cheering supporters in his home state, promising to introduce himself to America as a fresh-faced fighter who would bring new passion to the Republican Party. Then came ...

Scott Walker's Obamacare replacement plan, explained in 500 - Vox

Presidential hopeful Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) released the most detailed Obamacare replacement plan among the Republican contenders. The Walker plan repeals Obamacare and replaces it with a different tax credit–based ...

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Doctor Demand Undercuts Trump, GOP Obamacare Job Killer Theories

Forbes: I've written about health care for more than two decades, starting from my native Iowa where I covered the presidential campaign bus rides of Bill and Hillary Clinton through the Hawkeye state talking health reform and the economy. I have covered the ...

Other voices: Obamacare: Don't ditch the Cadillac tax

In the pre-Obamacare debate of 2009, Congress recognized an important truth about health coverage: If people have no co-payments or deductibles, if they face no limits on doctor visits, surgeries and scans then ... health care costs skyrocket. Ultra ...

Nuns who reject Obamacare contraception mandate win stay on order to comply

The nuns had sued under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act over the birth control provision of the 2010 Affordable Health Care Act, widely known as Obamacare. The Sisters argued that the law forces them to provide insurance coverage for its ...

Drug costs dislodge Obamacare as GOP voters' top health care concern

Politico: Scott Walker, Marco Rubio and others are competing for the best plan to replace Obamacare, a unified theme among Republican presidential contenders. But there is growing evidence that even GOP voters are more concerned about curbing drug prices than ...

Obamacare the reason for big rate hikes & merger mania - CNBC.com

The big promise that Obamacare would bend the health care cost curve has proven to be false. But the answer shouldn't be more socialist failure.

Sonali Kolhatkar: The Fight Over Obamacare Was a Giant Political

That single sentence clearly lays out the problem with what the right has sardonically named “ Obamacare .” In voting to preserve the health care reform law, the court sought to “improve health insurance markets,” not access to ...

Poll: Strong majorities support SCOTUS rulings on both

Democrats are more apt to say they back the ruling on the 2010 health care law sometimes referred to as Obamacare -- 79% back it -- than they are to support the same-sex marriage decision, of which 70% favor. Among ...

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Overpaying For Health Insurance? 2 Million On Obamacare Missing Out On Cost

More than 2 million Americans are paying more for health insurance than they have to, a new analysis shows. Above, supporters of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, cheer in front of the U.S. Supreme Court after a ruling upheld the legality of ...

The latest anti-Obamacare lawsuit, and why it might succeed, explained

Vox: A recent Supreme Court ruling may have breathed new life into congressional Republicans' anti-Obamacare lawsuit — one that is a bigger threat to Obamacare than it's gotten credit for. Last November, House Republicans filed a lawsuit arguing that the ...

Almost 3 Million Could Lose Their ObamaCare Subsidies Next Year

Health Care: Remember the hue and cry when it looked like the Supreme Court could deny ObamaCare subsidies to millions of people? Looks like it could happen anyway, thanks to the law's tax complications. Fully 40% of taxpayers who received ...

Conservatives set ridiculous filibuster reform litmus test for

Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt has a litmus test for Republican presidential candidates, now that the Supreme Court has dashed his dreams and saved Obamacare: would they go nuclear on the filibuster to get rid of the ...

Progressive Critics of Obamacare Still Not Happy: Is Glass Half

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has saved Obamacare —the Affordable Care Act—for the second time and signs of relief from its supporters have subsided, there is a certain amount of buyer's remorse circulating in liberal ...

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Obamacare: Don't ditch the Cadillac tax

Chicago Tribune: In the pre-Obamacare debate of 2009, Congress recognized an important truth about health coverage: If people have no co-payments or deductibles, if they face no limits on doctor visits, surgeries and scans then ... heath care costs skyrocket. Ultra ...

Obamacare's Cadillac Tax Hits the College Campus

Higher education and its comfortable inhabitants on campus have long been hotbeds of support for Obama and Obamacare. Now, along with business and labor, i.e., the other inhabitants of what passes for the real world, they are about to become victims of one of its high “Cadillac” tax on generous health plans. In 2009 President Obama gave assurances that he did not want any tax on health insurance ...

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