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Jul 22, 2014 — If the decision stands, at least 5 million Americans would face an insurance premium increases of at least 76 percent, according to one estimate. The case could wind up in the Supreme Court.
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Jul 1, 2014 — Insurers and some Democratic senators say people should have a cheaper option on the health exchanges. But those plans may leave people with painfully high copays and deductibles if they get sick.
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May 27, 2014 — To know if taxpayers got good value in setting up the health care exchanges we need to see what happens in the next few years, economists say. Will buyers and sellers keep coming?
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Mar 31, 2014 — Administration officials say that anyone who leaves an email on the website will be entitled to an extension to purchase health insurance after tonight's midnight deadline has passed.
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Mar 12, 2014 — Sure, you thought, I can avoid buying health insurance because the tax penalty is just $95. But some people may be on the hook for thousands of dollars more.
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Mar 6, 2014 — Florida has resisted the Affordable Care Act from the get-go, so one of the state's large insurers and Spanish-language media have done most of the outreach to Latinos.
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Mar 4, 2014 — Supporters of the Affordable Care Act are working in Chicago and several other cities to sign up cabbies for health insurance as the March 31 open enrollment deadline nears.
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Feb 25, 2014 — Changing health insurance rules mean confusion for patients and providers alike. But laws do protect people from having to pay more than what's specified in their health plans.
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Feb 17, 2014 — It's getting easier to cancel a health insurance policy if you get a new job or have other life changes. And new parents can buy coverage for the baby after he or she is born. But there are exceptions to many rules in the Affordable Care Act, so it's worth checking out how they affect you.
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Feb 4, 2014 — Drugmakers have been criticized for cost-sharing assistance programs that encourage patients to use brand-name drugs instead of cheaper, generic alternatives. The federal government has frowned on the help, but there are expensive medicines for cancer and rheumatoid arthritis that don't have generic equivalents.
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