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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
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Top Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Articles

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  • Martin Schram: Schumer offers a big-government fix-it fixation

    There's a surefire trick the capital city's chattering heads learned long ago, while working the talk-for-pay circuit out in the heartland. To get your audience laughing from the get-go, here's your foolproof opening line: "I'm from Washington and I'm...
  • US health care spending up in 2013, but at record low growth rate

    WASHINGTON America spent more than $2.9 trillion on health care in 2013, or about $9,255 per person, according to a government report released Wednesday. The 3.6 percent increase from roughly $2.8 trillion in 2012 was the smallest annual percentage...
  • Officials: Don't wait till Feb. 15 for marketplace sign-up

    Officials: Don't wait till Feb. 15 for marketplace sign-up
    In the second round of open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, consumers are becoming more sophisticated and asking questions beyond just the cost of premiums, a sign that insurance literacy levels have increased among...
  • New radio campaign launches for health exchange

    Health care advocates, health officials and the Frederick Keys, an Orioles minor league team, plan to unveil an advertising campaign Thursday to encourage people to sign up for health coverage through the Maryland health exchange. It is open enrollment...
  • State-based health exchange bill fizzles at last hour

    State-based health exchange bill fizzles at last hour
    An estimated $270 million in federal funding was left on the table when Illinois lawmakers didn't vote Wednesday on a measure to create a state-run health insurance exchange. A bill sponsored by Rep. Robyn Gabel, D-Evanston, that would guarantee...
  • LVHN launching integrated electronic medical record-keeping

    LVHN launching integrated electronic medical record-keeping
    The 136 physician practices affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network are adopting a standard naming protocol: Lehigh Valley Physician Group, or LVPG, plus the specialty, followed by location. So, for example, Village Lane Primary Care is becoming...
  • Hospitals Defend 'Facility Fees' At State Hearing

    HARTFORD — More and more consumers have felt the sting of hospital "facility fees" in recent years, but hospital executives said Wednesday that they need to recoup losses from the free care they provide to the uninsured and from the under-funded...
  • Hopkins excluded from some plans on Md. health exchange

    Hopkins excluded from some plans on Md. health exchange
    Consumers who buy certain policies from UnitedHealthcare through the Maryland health exchange will not be able to use Johns Hopkins physicians or hospitals, the health system and insurer said Thursday. Hopkins, one of the biggest systems in the state,...
  • Ex-Health Net member learns to deal with Medi-Cal

    Ex-Health Net member learns to deal with Medi-Cal
    There are a lot of people who resent having to buy health insurance under Obamacare. Presumably their only weakness is Kryptonite. Then there are those who desire Obamacare coverage but have been forced out of the program and into plans for low-income...
  • Getting what you pay for in the ACA

    Getting what you pay for in the ACA
    On Saturday, a new round of open enrollment starts for the Affordable Care Act. The health insurance exchanges will remain open until February. This is a time for celebration. After all, millions of Americans, including those with disabilities or pre-...
  • Poll: Nearly 4 in 10 say California Obamacare exchange not working well

    Poll: Nearly 4 in 10 say California Obamacare exchange not working well
    Nearly four in 10 Californians say the state's health exchange isn't working well as the second open enrollment gets underway, a new survey shows. The results from the Public Policy Institute of California survey may reflect persistent service...