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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 ...
Lower premiums (yes, really) drive down Obamacare's expected costs, CBO says

- 2 days ago @ washingtonpost.com: The health-care law's expansion of insurance coverage will cost $104 billion less than projected over the next decade, according to revised estimates from nonpartisan budget analysts Monday. Obamacare's lower-than-expected costs will come largely ...

Obamacare cost forecast is reduced 7% by US fiscal watchdog

- 2 days ago @ latimes.com: WASHINGTON — Lower-than-expected health insurance premiums under Obamacare will help cut the long-term cost of the program 7% over the next decade, according to the latest report from the Congressional Budget Office. The government's reduction of ...

The 7.5 Million Insured Through Obamacare Are Only Part Of The Story

- 2 days ago @ npr.org: Want to know how many people have signed up for private insurance under Obamacare? Like the health care law itself, the answer is complicated. The Obama administration is tracking the number of plans purchased on HealthCare.gov and on the state ...

Obamacare's victory lap

- 2 days ago @ washingtonpost.com: All the naysaying in the world can't drown out mounting evidence that the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's signature domestic achievement, is a real success. Republican candidates running this fall on an anti-Obamacare platform will have to ...

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California's Obamacare deadline sign-up surge

California enrolled about 3.3 million in either private Obamacare plans or the state's version of Medicaid, officials announced Thursday.

California's Obamacare wave was big

California enrolled about 3.3 million in either private Obamacare plans or the state's version of Medicaid, officials said.

Defend Obamacare unabashedly in 2014 midterms, some Dems say

After a spate of good news, Democrats think they may be able to offer a more robust defense of the health care law, but Republicans aren't stopping the attacks

California sees Obamacare surge as open enrollment ends for 2014

Thanks to a final April surge, California's Obamacare marketplace enrolled a total of 1.4 million people in private health insurance plans, state officials announced on Thursday, beating a federal forecast by just over 800,000 enrollees. California's Obamacare enrollments are among 7.5 million people nationally who have signed up, according to federal officials. Peter V. Lee, executive director ...

Is Obamacare A Success? We Might Not Know For A While

NPR (blog): After months of focusing on how many people have or haven't signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, we now have a rough total (7.5 million), and everyone's keen to get to the bigger questions: How well is the law working? How many ...

ObamaCare proxy war? Republicans could use Burwell nomination as leverage

Fox News: ObamaCare is the Continental Divide of American politics. But the administration of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is emerging as a thick bramble -- punctuated by Sebelius's rocky rollout of the Affordable Care Act last fall. The Senate voted without ...

The shocking secret behind ObamaCare enrollment numbers

Fox News: Barack Obama wants you to know he enrolled 7.5 million Americans through ObamaCare's health insurance Exchanges. What he doesn't want you to know is how. Federal courts may soon rule that President Obama induced the majority of those enrollees to ...

A Conservative Think Tank Shoots Down the Obamacare Census Conspiracy Theory

We can now pinpoint the exact moment when the Obamacare Census Bureau conspiracy theory lost its intellectual credibility on the right. On Wednesday night, Michael R. Strain, a resident scholar at the right-leaning, pro-business, and anti-Obamacare think tank American Enterprise Institute, argued that the change to the Census survey's health insurance questions was dumb, but not a conspiracy.

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AFFORDABLE CARE ACT..

UnitedHealth Group Says Obamacare, Sequestration Put 'Burden' On Q1 Profits

Forbes: Shares of UnitedHealth Group UnitedHealth Group were down more than 3% Thursday morning after the insurer revealed that the Affordable Care Act and cuts to Medicare weighed on its first quarter earnings. UnitedHealth Group reported $31.7 billion in ...

Obamacare news you probably missed

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office this week issued a new analysis showing that the Affordable Care Act will cost the government less than expected and in many ways it is doing much better than you thought.

HEALTH CARE LAW..

The 7.5 Million Insured Through Obamacare Are Only Part Of The Story

NPR (blog): Want to know how many people have signed up for private insurance under Obamacare? Like the health care law itself, the answer is complicated. The Obama administration is tracking the number of plans purchased on HealthCare.gov and on the state ...

HELPED NEARLY 10 MILLION..

Obamacare Helped Nearly 10 Million Get Insurance, Gallup Finds

NBCNews.com: Obamacare has helped nearly 10 million people to get new health insurance, and more than 4 percent of all Americans have gotten health insurance for the first time, according to a new Gallup poll. It's the largest poll yet to assess the effects of the ...

Obamacare Helped Nearly 10 Million Get Insurance, Gallup Finds

Obamacare has helped nearly 10 million people to get new health insurance, and more than 4 percent of all Americans have gotten health insurance for the first time, according to a new Gallup poll.

SOME DEMOCRATS SAY..

Defend 'Obamacare' Unabashedly, Some Democrats Say

ABC News: With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections. Republicans practically dare Democrats to embrace "Obamacare ...

Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

WASHINGTON (AP) — With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.

OVER THE NEXT..

How much will ObamaCare cost you in taxes?

Fox News: On this April 15, filers and accountants alike are finding a new array of taxes resulting from the president's health care legislation. These include at least 20 ObamaCare-related tax increases totaling $409 billion over the next ten years, according ...

Obamacare cost forecast is reduced 7% by US fiscal watchdog

Los Angeles Times: WASHINGTON — Lower-than-expected health insurance premiums under Obamacare will help cut the long-term cost of the program 7% over the next decade, according to the latest report from the Congressional Budget Office. The government's reduction of ...

Lower premiums (yes, really) drive down Obamacare's expected costs, CBO says

The health-care law's expansion of insurance coverage will cost $104 billion less than projected over the next decade, according to revised estimates from nonpartisan budget analysts Monday. Obamacare's lower-than-expected costs will come largely ...

How much will ObamaCare cost you in taxes?

On this April 15, filers and accountants alike are finding a new array of taxes resulting from the president’s health care legislation. These include at least 20 ObamaCare-related tax increases totaling  $409 billion over the next ten years, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation.

CBO Lowers Projected Obamacare Costs by $104 Billion | Mediaite

The Congressional Budget Office released a report Monday morning revising down the cost estimate of the Affordable Care Act to the federal budget by $104 billion over the next decade, and raising the amount of people ...

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Arden Heights woman with chronic illnesses says Obamacare left her without

SILive.com: After receiving her new health coverage in January through the New York State of Health Marketplace, Arden Heights resident Margaret Figueroa, who suffers from two chronic illnesses, went to her pharmacy to fill her prescriptions. Although her ...

States embracing Obamacare are doing a better job of covering the uninsured

New surveys out Wednesday morning provide a glimpse into just how many Americans have gained insurance since the Obamacare health insurance marketplaces opened in October. First, Gallup reports that states which fully embraced the law by setting up ...

Census changes may obscure impact of ObamaCare

Fox News: Not even the nation's official head-counter will be able to keep track of the comprehensive impact of ObamaCare, critics warn. The Census Bureau is in the midst of significantly changing its survey questions on health care, which some fear will make it ...

States embracing Obamacare are doing a better job of covering the uninsured

New surveys out Wednesday morning provide a glimpse into just how many Americans have gained insurance since the Obamacare health insurance marketplaces opened in October. First, Gallup reports that states which fully embraced the law by setting up ...

Obamacare: Kill or Cure for Health Care Job Market?

Throughout even the worst months of the crisis, the health care sector added jobs as reliably as sunrise and sunset. Last year, however, even as the broader economy showed signs of slowly reviving itself, the health care sector began to stumble. Job growth slowed, and slowed some more, until in January of 2014, for the first time in more than a decade, the Department of Labor reported that in ...

Obamacare Helped Up to 10 Million Get Insurance, Gallup Finds

Obamacare has helped as many as 9.9 million people to get new health insurance, and more than 4 percent of all Americans have gotten health insurance for the first time, according to a new Gallup poll.

Obamacare helped uninsured, says Gallup

According to a Gallup poll, Obamacare helped 10 million Americans to get new health insurance.

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