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Mar 31, 2014

How the Health Care Law Will Cut Spending

How the Health Care Law Will Cut Spending

Now that several provisions of the Affordable Care Act have gone into effect, how will the new health care law reduce spending? The law has created several ways to stem the growth of health care spending. And...

Mar 31, 2014

Health Insurance Exchanges Launch Amid Glitches, Questions

Health Insurance Exchanges Launch Amid Glitches, Questions

The online health exchanges launched Tuesday, setting off a range of glitches, questions and concerns about the system and the health care law. The new exchanges are expected to have some issues that federal...

Mar 31, 2014

Americans Confused Over Health Care Law

Americans Confused Over Health Care Law

A new poll shows Americans are either confused about how the Affordable Care Act works or worried about its costs. Nearly three-fourths of those surveyed said they were very or somewhat worried that they...

Mar 31, 2014

$328: Average Monthly Health Insurance Cost Under the Affordable Care Act

$328: Average Monthly Health Insurance Cost Under the Affordable Care Act

New data on health care premium costs released by the Department of Health and Human Services Wednesday has been analyzed and scrutinized by experts across the nation. The data shows that Americans will pay...

Mar 31, 2014

Glitches in Online Health Exchange Created Under ACA

Glitches in Online Health Exchange Created Under ACA

The online health exchange created under the Affordable Care Act is on course for its scheduled launch date on Oct. 1. But there might be a few glitches when the system is introduced to the public.

Mar 31, 2014

"I Will Not Negotiate": Obama on Affordable Care Act

"I Will Not Negotiate": Obama on Affordable Care Act

President Barack Obama vowed Thursday to fight Republican attempts to defund the Affordable Care Act, speaking in front of a cheering crowd at a Maryland community college five days before new insurance...

Mar 31, 2014

Officials Detail Costs of Health Insurance on Exchanges

Officials Detail Costs of Health Insurance on Exchanges

New information released by the Obama administration details how much some some of the health insurance plans offered through the new online exchanges will cost. The report reveals a range of plans offered at...

Mar 31, 2014

For Medicare Recipients, Online Exchanges Don't Apply

For Medicare Recipients, Online Exchanges Don't Apply

Seniors and the disabled, who are signed up for Medicare and concerned about the start of online health exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, will not have too much to worry about once the law goes into...

Mar 31, 2014

State Health Insurance Exchanges Can Survive Gov't Shutdown

State Health Insurance Exchanges Can Survive Gov't Shutdown

U.S. State Department officials responsible for the launch of the Affordable Care Act's new state-based insurance exchanges say they have access to funds in case of a government shutdown on Oct. 1, Reuters...

Mar 31, 2014

Affordable Care Act's Role in Slowing Health Costs Debated

Affordable Care Act's Role in Slowing Health Costs Debated

Health cost growth has slowed in recent years and some are crediting the Affordable Care Act for that, including President Barack Obama. But some experts say the lower rates are due to the economy and less...

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