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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 the Uninsured Need to Know About Obamacare

- 4 days ago @ thefiscaltimes.com: Obamacare's exchanges have officially been open for business for nearly a week, but some uninsured people are still either confused, unaware or dismissive of some of the key provisions of the law. A new Kaiser Family Foundation survey of 154 uninsured ...

How Obamacare Cuts Property Taxes

- 4 days ago @ forbes.com: The Affordable Care Act, which reduces the number of unpaid hospital bills, is mitigating the property tax burden for counties that subsidize care for the uninsured at publicly owned health facilities. A snapshot of this trend can be seen in Cook ...

Official bio ties Gruber to crafting of Obamacare

- 4 days ago @ wnd.com: While the Obama administration has sought to distance itself from MIT professor Jonathan Gruber, WND has found the professor's official bio at a university project known to be close to the White House boasts that Gruber helped to craft Obamacare.

Most Popular Obamacare Plans Will Spike 10 Percent in 2015

- 4 days ago @ breitbart.com: Obamacare customers enrolled in the most popular health plans will experience an average 10% premium spike in 2015, a new analysis by Avalere Health finds. The rate hike may come as a surprise to many Obamacare customers whose plans will ...

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ObamaCare: A legislative Trojan horse

The Hill (blog): With enrollment now open for ObamaCare's second year, millions of Americans are getting a first look at what their healthcare future holds—namely higher prices and fewer choices. This may come as a surprise to ObamaCare's new enrollees, who were ...

New Obamacare employer mandate forced Cortland nonprofit to make difficult

Syracuse.com: But the federal Affordable Care Act, the sweeping health reform law also known as "Obamacare," is making that more expensive and complicated to do. An Obamacare mandate that takes effect Jan. 1 requires employers with at least 100 full-time workers to ...

‘Stupid’ ObamaCare architect set to face Congress

WASHINGTON — ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber faces intense grilling in Congress next month for saying the “stupidity” of American voters was critical to the passage of the national health plan....

ObamaCare architect set to face Congress

WASHINGTON — ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber faces intense grilling in Congress next month for saying the “stupidity” of American voters was critical to the passage of the national health plan....

Networks Dodge Senate Democrat Saying the Timing of ObamaCare's Passage

NewsBusters (blog): In speech at the National Press Club on Tuesday, New York's senior Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer expressed regret over how Democrats handled their large majorities following the 2008 election in passing ObamaCare when they should have focused ...

Under ObamaCare, Businesses Can Save $3000 By Hiring Illegals

The New American: This incentive for employers to hire these illegal immigrants over legal residents, including native-born citizens, comes from a regulation found under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). The regulation, which went into effect ...

GOP lawmaker: Government still failing to keep abortion out of ObamaCare

The Hill: One of Congress's biggest critics of abortion coverage under ObamaCare says he is deeply dissatisfied with the government's latest effort to make insurers follow the law. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), who chairs the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, said the ...

Jonathan Gruber to testify before House panel on Obamacare

CBS News: Economist and former Obamacare adviser Jonathan Gruber, who was captured in a 2013 video saying that Obamacare had passed, in part, because of "the stupidity of the American voter," will testify before a congressional panel on Dec. 9 along with Centers ...

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ObamaCare architect Gruber set to testify at December House hearing

Fox News: WASHINGTON – Jonathan Gruber, the controversial MIT professor and ObamaCare architect caught on video calling the American people stupid multiple times, has agreed to testify before the House Oversight Committee next month on the lack of ...

Obamacare consultant Jonathan Gruber agrees to testify in House

WASHINGTON (CNN) — MIT economist and Obamacare consultant Jonathan Gruber — most commonly now known for his comments regarding the “stupidity of the American voter” in helping to pass the President’s signature health care law — is coming to Congress. Gruber agreed Monday to testify before the House Government and Oversight Committee, the committee’s spokeswoman […]

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Chuck Schumer: Obamacare Was a Mistake, but Only in the Timing!

Sen. Chuck Schumer upbraided his own party Tuesday for pushing the Affordable Care Act through Congress in 2010. While Schumer emphasized during a speech at the National Press Club that he supports the law and that its policies “are and will continue ...

Chuck Schumer: Passing Obamacare in 2010 Was a Mistake

National Journal: November 25, 2014 Sen. Chuck Schumer upbraided his own party Tuesday for pushing the Affordable Care Act through Congress in 2010. While Schumer emphasized during a speech at the National Press Club that he supports the law and that its policies ...

New Ad For Obamacare Is Genuinely Hilarious: 'You'll Be Okay

Whoever has been attempting to market President Obama's Affordable Care Act and its associated health insurance plans to a younger generation has had a pretty rough go of it. But a genuinely funny new ad ...

Mitch McConnell Knows Obamacare is Here to Stay - PoliticusUSA

Following Obamacare's bumpy rollout, the GOP expected to campaign on a platform of repeal, repeal, repeal. However, as Americans have come to embrace much of the Affordable Care Act in substance, if not yet in name, ...

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HHS sees strong start to first week of Obamacare signup

Politico: About 462,000 people chose Obamacare plans in the first week of the 2015 enrollment season — a pace that's well ahead of last year's disastrous launch and a preliminary sign that the administration can meet its more modest second year signup goals.

Nearly half a million enroll in ObamaCare coverage in first week

CNN: Washington (CNN) -- Nearly half a million Americans chose plans on HealthCare.gov during the first week of open enrollment for 2015, a sign the federal health care site has improved since its rocky rollout last year. The Department of Health and Human ...

"Solid" Obamacare start: More than 1M apply

CNBC: More than 450,000 people selected Obamacare health insurance plans on HealthCare.gov in the first week of open enrollment—and nearly half of those were new customers, federal officials revealed Wednesday. Officials also said that 1,032,129 people ...

Obamacare Sign-Ups Near 500000 After First Week

Huffington Post: More than 460,000 people enrolled in a private health insurance plan on the federally run Obamacare exchanges in 37 states during the first week of the sign-up period for 2015 coverage, the Department of Health and Human Services announced ...

Obamacare 1st week snapshot: More than 1M apply

More than 450,000 people selected Obamacare health insurance plans on HealthCare.gov in the first week of open enrollment, and nearly half of those were new customers, federal officials revealed Wednesday.

Obamacare Gets About Half-Million Customers in First Week

About 462,000 people signed up for 2015 Obamacare coverage in the first week the federal enrollment system was open for business, the government said today, confirming a turnaround for the program in its second year.

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Obamacare: Most-Used Plans Face Double-Digit Average Premium Increases

Town Hall: The average price of the most popular ObamaCare health insurance plans rose 10 percent for 2015, according to a new study of premium figures published Friday by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)...Not only are premiums increasing, ...

U.S. Health Chief Calls Review After Obamacare Inflation

Bloomberg: A “culture of increased transparency” is needed at the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said, after Obamacare enrollment data were padded with dental plan customers in what she has called an error.

HHS chief wants more Obamacare transparency

The head of the Health and Human Services Department wants senior staff to meet about and suggest ways to increase "transparency" at that department.

MORE THAN 1M APPLY..

'Solid' Obamacare start: More than 1M apply

CNBC: Burwell said that 48 percent of the 462,125 customers—221,820 people—who selected plans that go into effect in 2015 were buying insurance for the first time on HealthCare.gov, the federal Obamacare exchange that sells coverage in two-thirds of country.

'Solid' Obamacare start: More than 1M apply

Less than a month into Obamacare's second open-enrollment season, HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell says "we're off to a solid start."

OBAMACARE HEALTH INSURANCE..

Obamacare premiums: Going up unless you shop

CNNMoney: Multiple experts have sliced and diced the Obamacare health insurance offerings for 2015, and most, if not all, have found that premiums are rising, on average. They used different criteria for measuring premium changes.

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