Reform Update: Health advocates seek clarity on how ACA affects pregnant women

By Virgil Dickson Health advocates are pushing the Obama administration to address widespread confusion about how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act affects coverage options for pregnant women. Read more…
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Exchange enrollment tops 4.2 million through February, but pace slackens

By Paul Demko Nearly 950,000 Americans selected a health insurance plan through the state and federal exchanges in February. That brought the total to 4.2 million with one month left in the open enrollment period. Read more…
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GOP win in Fla. seen as signal that ACA will hurt Dems in 2014

By Associated Press After months of railing against President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, Republicans scored a key victory in a hard-fought congressional race that had been closely watched as a bellwether of midterm elections in November. Read more…
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Survey: Uninsured rate drops; health law cited

By Associated Press With just three weeks left to sign up under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, a major survey tracking the rollout finds that the uninsured rate keeps going down. Read more…
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Fla. contest could provide preview of 2014 healthcare debate

By Paul Demko Healthcare has been at the center of a nasty, expensive special election in Florida that could serve as a preview of the fall congressional elections. Read more…
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Employer health plan in 2025? Don’t count on it

By Bertha Coombs Large employers remain committed to providing their workers with health benefits for now, despite rising costs and more regulation under Obamacare. But three out of four big firms aren’t sure they’ll still be doing it by 2025. Read more…
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Final HHS rules set PPACA reinsurance fee amounts, payment schedule

By Jerry Geisel Employers will be allowed to pay a controversial health care reform law fee in two installments and have certainty on the amount of the fee during the second year of the three-year program under final rules issued Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Se
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Insurance risk-corridor program charts uncertain path

By Paul Demko President Barack Obama’s proposed 2015 budget contains $5.5 billion slated to be paid to insurers who suffer significant losses on plans sold through the state and federal insurance exchanges. The risk-corridor program has been pilloried by congressional Republican
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Extension of policies that don’t comply with ACA called ploy

By Virgil Dickson The Obama administration’s decision Wednesday to allow people to keep insurance plans that don’t comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for an additional two years was quickly criticized by ACA opponents as a midterm-election-year ploy
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