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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 ...
Obamacare's $73 Billion Question

- 4 days ago @ bloombergview.com: It's hard to get a good accounting of what we've spent on the Affordable Care Act so far. The Barack Obama administration has never really tried to count the cost of all the different elements and put them in one place. The Congressional Budget Office, ...

House GOP leaders rebuffed calls for anti-ObamaCare vote from right

- 4 days ago @ thehill.com: House GOP leaders rebuffed pleas from conservatives to hold a vote heading into the midterm elections on an anti-ObamaCare bill. Supporters of the bill wanted to kill off what they say is a taxpayer-funded “bailout” for insurance companies.

Factbox: Obamacare could see second wave of Medicaid expansion

- 4 days ago @ yahoo.com: (Reuters) - One of the most highly contentious Obamacare programs, which calls on states to expand their publicly-funded healthcare for the poor, could see a second wave of participation by U.S. states later this year or early in 2015, according to state officials and independent analysts. Following are states whose governor's offices or legislators have held talks with President Barack Obama's ...

Obamacare Open Enrollment is Coming: 5 Things You Need to Know

- 4 days ago @ finance.yahoo.com: In a little more than a month, the federal Health Insurance Marketplace will swing open its virtual doors and let the masses in. I love Obamacare, but last year’s open enrollment process was a mess. I have a friend who lost her employer-sponsored coverage midway through the year and is currently in health insurance hell: She is on her 13th application while the federal and state governments ...

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Repeal Obamacare? Not on the 2014 campaign trail.

Well, a new spot from Crossroads GPS takes a different tack: It plays up Obamacare, but rather than use the old GOP boilerplate of repealing President Obama's signature health-care law, it promotes that idea that North Carolina state House Speaker Thom ...

The Fix: Repeal Obamacare? Not on the 2014 campaign trail.

A new ad in North Carolina pushes "replace" over "repeal."

Wonkblog: Wonkbook: The latest Obamacare surprises

HHS may emphasize the individual-mandate penalties to boost sign-ups.

$38K per Employee Penalty for ACA Non-Compliance: Obamacare Expert Explains How to Avoid ACA Penalties

The Affordable Care Act's compliance deadline for large employers is Jan. 1, 2015. However, businesses must have their strategies in place before Nov. 15, 2014 to avoid incurring penalties that can cost ...

Buchberger: What's with the Obamacare-mandated Medicare paperwork?

Auburn Citizen: It has been several months since I've written about ObamaCare. With an influx of complaints from Medicare recipients about having to chronically fill out Medicare-required paperwork, it appears time to revisit this specific aspect of the ObamaCare ...

Did Ernst misstate impact of Obamacare on job cuts?

... candidate cited in the debate: "Whether they were physicians, nurses or support staff, the fact remains that 29 Iowans lost their jobs and other positions went unfilled because Congressman Braley voted for Obamacare," she wrote in an email to the ...

Obamacare: New messaging hurdles ahead

The 2015 enrollment period is shorter, and the law is still politically unpopular.

Obamacare is back

In this final stretch before the midterm elections, many analysts believe Obamacare isn't the hot political issue it once was. While the flood of negative publicity about the law has subsided of late, most people still oppose it, according to a Real ...

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Automatically re-enrolling in ObamaCare could pose dangers, analysts warn

Fox News: After the rocky rollout last fall of the ObamaCare website, the administration wants to re-enroll those already in the system in hopes of avoiding another technological embarrassment. But analysts warn that just blindly re-enrolling could mean trouble ...

Warnings over ObamaCare re-enrollment - VIDEO: Automatic re-enrollment could spell trouble

After the rocky rollout last fall of the ObamaCare website, the administration wants to re-enroll those already in the system in hopes of avoiding another technological embarrassment.

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Candidates split on Obamacare alternatives

The one thing South Dakota's four U.S. Senate candidates agree on about health care is that the status quo stinks. Some say the Affordable Care Act should be repealed, while others back reforms to the controversial health care law, but none wants to ...

As Obamacare Pays Medical Bills, Red States Pressured On Medicaid

Forbes: A new report showing the continued pileup of unpaid medical bills in states that didn't expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act is escalating criticism on these Republican-led areas of the country to expand the health insurance program for the poor.

Ad from GOP governors hits Schauer on Obamacare

LANSING – A new ad from the Republican Governors Association attacking Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer over the Affordable Care Act is largely factual but includes key statements that are highly misleading. Claim: “The last time Mark ...

Obamacare's $73 Billion Question

Bloomberg View: It's hard to get a good accounting of what we've spent on the Affordable Care Act so far. The Barack Obama administration has never really tried to count the cost of all the different elements and put them in one place. The Congressional Budget Office, ...

Obamacare's $73 Billion Question - Bloomberg View

Obamacare's $73 Billion Question. Megan McArdle. 226 Sept 26, 2014 9:03 AM EDT. By Megan McArdle. It's hard to get a good accounting of what we've spent on the Affordable Care Act so far. The Barack Obama administration has never ...

– How Insurers Are Still Screwing People – Despite Obamacare

One of the main benefits of the Affordable Care Act is that insurance companies are no longer allowed to discriminate against those who have preexisting conditions, like diabetes or heart disease. Naturally, for-profit ...

Lawmakers Set To Grill Tavenner On Obamacare Exchange Flops

Even those the country has had a year of the Affordable Care Act under its belt already, the next open enrollment period is already looking like it's going to.

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Alison Lundergan Grimes' embrace of Obamacare is at arm's length

Washington Times: Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has carefully avoided endorsing Obamacare in her run for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, but Monday she inched closer to identifying herself with the president's namesake health care law by launching an ...

Health insurance costs are skyrocketing under Obamacare, Republican Party says

PolitiFact: The ad soon pivots to Crist saying of Obamacare "I think it's been great," comments he made in a TV interview with CNN's Candy Crowley in March 2014. Crist has campaigned in favor of the federal health care law while his opponent Republican Gov.

Alison Lundergan Grimes' embrace of Obamacare is at arm's length

Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has carefully avoided endorsing Obamacare in her run for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, but Monday she inched closer to identifying herself with the president's namesake health care law by launching an "AlisonCares" ad campaign. While never mentioning Obamacare, the Web ad and associated social-media campaign ...

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Medicaid sprawling under Obamacare, but some states ill-equipped: report

Washington Times: FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2013 file photo Chongtou Yang, 59, of Cottage Grove, Wis., gets guidance on the health insurance exchanges from counselor Lorraine McGowan at the Dane County Job Center in Madison, Wis. Figures released Wednesday, July ... more ...

Scrambling To Prove He's Eligible For Obamacare

Kaiser Health News: When Fabrizio Mancinelli applied for health insurance through California's online marketplace nine months ago, he ran into a frustrating snag. An Italian composer and self-described computer geek, Mancinelli said he was surprised to find there wasn't a ...

ROCKY HISTORY ObamaCare firm beset with problems gets more tax $$

Voters in Switzerland reject state-run health insurance system Automatically re-enrolling in ObamaCare could pose dangers VIDEO: Automatic re-enrollment in ObamaCare could spell trouble

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How to Game ObamaCare

Wall Street Journal: Liberals are suddenly everywhere claiming that the GOP's "worst nightmare" is coming true: ObamaCare is working, premiums are rising only modestly or even falling, and more insurers are choosing to participate. But this new optimism papers over some ...

Obamacare haters' new plan: Trust that SCOTUS conservatives are mindless

Salon: When you hold it as an article of faith that Obamacare is dangerous and a catastrophe, you're not apt to acknowledge any piece of news that challenges your assumptions. Ideological considerations trump the actual facts of the matter. Eventually, the ...

Switzerland rejects single-payer, will keep its own version of Obamacare

In the United States, Obamacare is far from the final word on health reform. There are plenty of liberals who would like this country to move to a single-payer system and see Obamacare as that stepping stone. There are some more local efforts ...

The Insurers Obamacare Really Helps May Surprise You

Motley Fool: Sure Obamacare is a give-away to the insurance industry, but its not the biggest national insurers United Health Group (NYSE: UNH ) and WellPoint (NYSE: WLP ) that are enjoying reform's big benefit. It's small, regional players like Molina Health (NYSE ...

Open enrollment for Obamacare is coming

If you weren't happy with the health insurance you've had this year, you'll soon have a chance to go shopping for a new plan.

In conservative media, Obamacare is a disaster. In the real

It continued after the law's launch. I remember, a month or two after HealthCare.gov opened (and crashed), being on a panel with a conservative writer who said that Obamacare might well enter a death spiral as insurers pull ...

Burwell: No Really, Obamacare IS Working | The Daily Caller

Health and Human Services secretary Sylvia Burwell tried once again on Tuesday to set a new tone for Obamacare despite persistent public opposition, declaring success and plaintively asking the country to “move forward.”.

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