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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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  • Report: Small group accounts for 11 percent of hospital admissions

    Report: Small group accounts for 11 percent of hospital admissions
    Three percent of patients hospitalized in Pennsylvania in fiscal 2014 were "super-utilizers" — people admitted five or more times in a year, according to a new report from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council. Those 21,308...
  • Rauner's Illinois budget threatens hospitals, executives say

    Rauner's Illinois budget threatens hospitals, executives say
    Shudders rippled through Illinois hospital and pharmacy industries earlier this week when Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed cuts to health care for the poor as part of his first budget for a financially shaky state. In his budget address Wednesday, the...
  • Options for signing up for health coverage after open enrollment

    Options for signing up for health coverage after open enrollment
    The open enrollment period for state or federal marketplace health insurance ended Feb. 15. If you missed the deadline and you don't have qualified coverage on your own, you could face penalties. The good news: You might be able to avoid a fee if you...
  • Governors: No clear plan if health care subsidies fall

    Governors: No clear plan if health care subsidies fall
    Millions of people could lose health insurance subsidies in the coming months if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. And one thing was clear this weekend as the nation's governors gathered in...
  • Some consumers get extension to sign up for health insurance

    Some consumers get extension to sign up for health insurance
    Federal officials announced on Friday a special enrollment period for people who didn't sign up for health insurance in 2014 and were unaware that they would face a tax penalty until they started filling out their taxes this year.  The enrollment period...
  • Obamacare could complicate taxes as 800,000 receive wrong information

    Obamacare could complicate taxes as 800,000 receive wrong information
    A paperwork problem will throw a wrench into this year's tax season for 1 in 5 households that received subsidies in 2014 to pay for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Officials with Department of Health and Human Services said the...
  • New woes for HealthCare.gov: Wrong tax info sent out to 800K

    New woes for HealthCare.gov: Wrong tax info sent out to 800K
    In a new setback for the health care law and the people it's supposed to help, the government said Friday it made a tax-reporting error that's fouling up the filings of nearly a million Americans. After a successful sign-up season, the latest goof could...
  • Health insurance enrollment extended as tax error detected

    About 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers got the wrong tax information from the government, the Obama administration said Friday, and officials are asking those affected to delay filing their 2014 returns. The tax mistake is a self-inflicted injury that...
  • We're Raising Taxes, So Let's Talk About Raising Taxes

    We're Raising Taxes, So Let's Talk About Raising Taxes
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his staff went to great lengths Wednesday to say, repeat after me, "This budget contains no new taxes." "This budget contains no new taxes. … This budget contains no new taxes." There, I've written it three times, even...
  • Get Covered Illinois director resigns: 'It's good to leave on a high note'

    Get Covered Illinois director resigns: 'It's good to leave on a high note'
    Jennifer Koehler, the head of Get Covered Illinois — the state's enrollment arm for the Affordable Care Act — has resigned. "As the marketplace enters a new phase, it's a natural point at which to turn the operation over to new leadership,"...
  • Obamacare fits the bill as more people turn to freelancing

    Obamacare fits the bill as more people turn to freelancing
    Sean Williams used to work at Ford. But when the company offered the 46-year-old Chicagoan a buyout, he seized the opportunity to go back to school and pursue his dream of becoming a cinematographer. Williams graduated in 2012 with a master's degree...