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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 ...
What We Still Need to Know About Obamacare

- 3 days ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Maybe the reason Obamacare gets such a bad rap is because it has supplanted previous, more comprehensive coverage

Avi Nelson: Obamacare about to bite Congress

- 3 days ago @ bostonherald.com: Obamacare is back in the news this week, because 13 states (including Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Vermont) are going to cancel health care policies not in compliance with Obamacare. Hundreds of thousands of people are going to ...

Obamacare Anniversary: More People Covered By Health Care Insurance, But You Can't Keep Your Doctor

- 3 days ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: The Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare or ACA, rolled out a year ago amid a firestorm of controversy: Democrats said the health care overhaul would be the most beneficial piece of domestic legislation in decades, while Republicans claimed that it would cause all manner of negative side effects. Now that a year of Obamacare data and experience are available, it's a good time to take ...

Is your ObamaCare information safe?

- 3 days ago @ foxnews.com: Lamar Smith, R-Texas, chairman of the committee with jurisdiction over security of the website, said, "we've had hearings on the subject of the security or lack of security with the ObamaCare website and what we've discovered is that it seems to be ...

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3rd Congressional candidates differ on Obamacare

Stevenspointjournal: The candidates were asked about their views on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama in March 2010. Kind, a major supporter of the legislation, said while the law isn't perfect, he ...

How the South's ugly racial history is haunting ObamaCare

The Week Magazine: Phil Bryant, fought ObamaCare implementation hammer and tong. ObamaCare was "an invasion from the North that fractured along racial lines, stoking long-held grievances against the federal government," as Varney writes. Bryant forced the state's ...

Republicans Lower Expectations on Obamacare Repeal

GovExec.com: McConnell still says Obamacare is the "single worst piece of legislation in the last 50 years," but his tone is shifting as he attempts to adjust expectations of voters whom he and his Republican colleagues have made promises to over the years. Seeing ...

Rove PAC says Obamacare cuts $1700 from Medicare benefits in California

PolitiFact: Even though Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif., wasn't in office when Obamacare passed, a pro-Republican ad in California's seventh congressional district is using the law to attack him. Bera is running against Republican Doug Ose for a second term, and it's a ...

Nunn walks Obamacare tightrope

WXIA-TV: As its critics like to point out, Obamacare passed Congress without a single Republican vote. As a result, it's an awkward subject for Nunn. She's seeking votes from Obamacare backers, like Kiara Leonard. "I think everybody needs to have health care," ...

Obamacare Rate Increases Low as Insurer Competition Grows

Obamacare premiums, once predicted to skyrocket in the second year under the government’s marketplace, have risen about 6 percent for 2015, according to an analysis of preliminary state filings.

NJ employer health costs rise with Obamacare

Asbury Park Press: New Jersey employers' health care costs rose by as much as 24 percent in the first year of Obamacare, cutting into profits for many businesses, according to a survey released by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association. President Barack Obama ...

One Map Shows Exactly What Obamacare Has Done To The Country

Business Insider: The number of Americans without health insurance hit an all-time high in 2006. Nearly 44 million people (close to 17% of Americans) lacked even the most basic coverage, meaning they'd have to pay full price for any health treatment, from annual ...

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ALTERNATIVE TO OBAMACARE THAT ALLOWS CUSTOMERS..

Death spiral? Short-term health plans grow as cheap alternative to ObamaCare

Fox News: A fast-growing, short-term alternative to ObamaCare that allows customers to get cheap, one-year policies could put the government-subsidized plan into a death spiral. The plans, the only ones allowed for sale outside of ObamaCare exchanges, generally ...

Death spiral? Short-term health plans grow as cheap alternative to ObamaCare - VIDEO: ObamaCare still on minds of voters

A fast-growing, short-term alternative to ObamaCare that allows customers to get cheap, one-year policies could put the government-subsidized plan into a death spiral.

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After What 214000 Doctors Just Did, Obamacare Could Be In Shambles

Western Journalism: More than 214,000 doctors will not participate in new plans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). According to a survey conducted this year by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), a trade association comprised of ...

Obamacare Drives Digital Transformation at Health Insurers

Forbes: Executives in some industries may argue that digital transformation is optional, but when a market disruption upends an industry as dramatically as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) did for health insurance, then such transformation is an absolute must.

Senator Botches Key Obamacare Stat By 900 Percent

ThinkProgress: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) appeared on NewsMax TV on Wednesday morning to complain about the “coercive” and “very destructive” consequences of the Affordable Care Act on Wisconsin residents. Responding to a question about premium increases under ...

With Obamacare, More Millennials Are Going To The Doctor, Sort Of

NPR (blog): I write about health and health care, but even I'm not immune to the "young and invincible" mentality. My annual dental checkup is more than six months overdue. A provision of the Affordable Care Act that took effect in 2010 aimed to make it easier for ...

Obamacare sends health premiums skyrocketing by as much as 78 percent

The Affordable Care Act was supposed to make health care more affordable, but a newly released study of insurance policies before and after Obamacare shows that average premiums have skyrocketed, for some groups by as much as 78 percent. Average insurance premiums in the sought-after 23-year-old demographic rose most dramatically, ...

This Democratic 'reform' would make Obamacare more expensive. Bad idea.

A caucus of seven nervous Democratic senators, led by Mark Begich of Alaska, has been pushing a plan to "reform" the Affordable Care Act by allowing insurers to offer an even skimpier insurance plan than the skimpiest permitted now.

ObamaCare — Why, sure, it's 'paid for' | TheHill

Republican Senate Budget Committee analysts reported last week that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) — a.k.a. ObamaCare — would increase the federal deficit by $131 billion over the period from 2015 ...

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Obamacare sends health premiums skyrocketing by as much as 78 percent

Washington Times: The study, which was shared Tuesday with The Washington Times, examined average health insurance premiums before the implementation of Obamacare in 2013 and then afterward in 2014. The research focused on people of three ages — 23, 30 and 63 ...

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Obamacare Hasn't Propelled Mental Health Treatment

Though Obamacare extends coverage to this group – collectively referred to as behavioral health – various loopholes in the health care law at this time have kept people from requesting mental health care. Some states haven't expanded Medicaid, the ...

Would a GOP Congress Embrace or Replace Obamacare?

Republicans have been eerily quiet about the president's health care law on the campaign trail lately. Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), told Fox News this week that taking aim at Obamacare is at the top of his list of priorities that he wants the Senate to address next year. If the senator wins his fiercely competitive re-election campaign and the GOP clenches a Senate majority, he ...

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UPDATE 2-Cigna says Obamacare business losses on the decline

Reuters: The U.S. Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare, created national exchanges that sell health plans to individuals regardless of age or health. Previously, individual plans could deny coverage to people and charge more based on age, health or gender.

Obamacare Brings Wellpoint Even Bigger Profits Than Expected

Forbes: Wellpoint (WLP), one of the nation's largest health insurers, joined the parade of health plans increasing its enrollment of new privately insured members and Medicaid enrollees this year thanks to the Affordable Care Act, raising its financial ...

Cigna says Obamacare business losses on the decline

Cigna Corp. said on Thursday that financial losses from the new Obamacare health insurance eased in the third quarter, becoming the second insurer this week to say that business was improving. Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare, created national exchanges that sell health plans to individuals regardless of age or health. Cigna, Aetna Inc and Humana Inc have said since the beginning of ...

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How 'Dodd-Frank' is becoming the new 'Obamacare'

If you don't know what the Dodd-Frank Act is, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told an audience last weekend, "it's Obamacare for banks." Ryan, outgoing chairman of the House Budget Committee, was echoing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who's ...

Would a GOP Congress Embrace or Replace Obamacare?

The Fiscal Times: Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), told Fox News this week that taking aim at Obamacare is at the top of his list of priorities that he wants the Senate to address next year. If the senator wins his fiercely competitive re-election campaign and ...

McConnell Concedes GOP Senate Will Not Mean Obamacare Repeal

NPR (blog): Election Day isn't until next week, but Senate Majority Leader-in-Waiting Mitch McConnell is already warning Republicans who would like to repeal Obamacare and roll back environmental regulations about two key numbers: 60 and 2. Sixty is how many ...

Mitch McConnell Afraid to Vote to Repeal Obamacare

New York Magazine: Mitch McConnell appeared on Fox News today and was asked if Republicans — should they gain the Senate majority — would vote to repeal Obamacare. McConnell's answer was revealingly evasive. First McConnell conceded that the Senate wouldn't ...

Obamacare: Mitch McConnell Wants It Gone

Republican Senator Mitch McConnell is in the midst of a fiercely competitive re-election campaign in his home state of Kentucky against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. However, the 72-year-old Minority Leader of the Senate is already talking about the future of …

Mark Levin exposes Mitch McConnell's LIE on repealing Obamacare

Mitch McConnell was on with Neil Cavuto the other day explaining why Republicans could NOT repeal Obamacare even if they win the Senate. But that's a stark difference to what McConnell promised the American people in ...

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