3 Answers We Need to Know About Obamacare

By Brianna Ehley With the deadline to sign up for coverage only a few weeks away, we’re starting to get a better idea of how Obamacare’s first enrollment period is shaping up. Read more…
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Sebelius says no Obamacare mandate delay, enrollment extension

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – There will be no delay in the penalty most Americans face under President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law if they fail to obtain health coverage this year, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Wednes
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GOP takes aim at Obamacare to fund Medicare

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Republicans said on Wednesday that they are pushing a plan to delay for five years the penalties for failing to buy health insurance under Obamacare, and to use the savings to spare doctors from a steep cut in Medicare payments
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More Americans Buy Insurance Under Health Care Law

By Louise Radnofsky & Laura Meckler Some 4.2 million people enrolled in health-care plans using government portals as of last month, the Obama administration said Tuesday, leaving millions more sign-ups needed this month to meet the Affordable Care Act’s enrollment targets.
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Health exchange enrollment won’t hit government estimate: Consultant

By Jerry Geisel Enrollment in public health insurance exchanges will continue to grow but will fall short of government estimates when open enrollment ends on March 31, according to projections by health care consultant Avalere Health L.L.C. in Washington. Read more…
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Reform Update: Narrow networks bring equal parts controversy and savings

By Melanie Evans Health plans with narrow provider networks—which met with fierce backlash from patients and providers during the last go-around in the 1990s—are once again vulnerable to negative public opinion and legislative action. But their failure now could undermine one of healt
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Reinsurance, Arbitrations and the Ever Increasing Authority of the Arbitrator

By Stephen D. Rosenberg There has been a literal rush of interesting decisions out of the First Circuit and the Massachusetts District Court in the last few weeks, and I am going to try to catch up and comment on them over the next few days. One that jumped out at me, for various reas
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Plan Sponsor Sued Over $6 Million Paid to Broker

By Thomas E. Clark, Jr. JD, LLM On March 12, 2014, a class action ERISA lawsuit, Kruger v. Novant Health, Inc., was filed in the Middle District of North Carolina by a group of current and former participants in two 401(k) plans sponsored by Novant Health, Inc., a major hospital syste
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ACA co-ops defy forecasts to win market share

By Alex Wayne (Bloomberg) — In Maine, the insurer that has enrolled the most Obamacare customers isn’t the state’s well-established Blue Cross Blue Shield plan, owned by WellPoint Inc. It’s WellPoint’s only rival: Maine Community Health Options, a startup that didn’t exist three years
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Americans’ support of ACA ticks up, opposition remains

By Mike Dorning (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama’s health care law is becoming more entrenched, with 64% of Americans now supporting it outright or backing small changes. Read more…
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