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‘People Are Going To Be In For A Shock': Penalty For Uninsured Not Signing Up For Obamacare To More Than Triple

Americans will see their bank accounts shrink if they don’t sign up for Obamacare in its second enrollment season.

11/12/2014

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Md. Reports 9,000 Browse for Health Care Plans

About 9,000 people have begun shopping for health insurance plans on the state’s newly designed health care exchange website, which opened over the weekend, state officials said Monday.

11/10/2014

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. (Photo credit:  Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

McAuliffe to Announce Health Care Plans

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to unveil his plan to increase health care coverage for the state’s poor.

09/06/2014

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White House Being Pressed to Enforce Obamacare’s Anti-Discrimination Provisions

Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation’s health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.

08/18/2014

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Report: D.C. Residents Spend Most in U.S. on Housing, Health Care

Residents of the nation’s capital spent more money per capita on goods and services over a 16-year period than residents of any of the 50 states.

08/07/2014

Sloan Gibson testifies during a hearing before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee on July 24, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

VA Official: Wait Times For Vets, Probes Of Employees Accused Of Falsifying Data Can Be Cleared Up In 2 Years

Long wait times for veterans to get health care can be cleared up in two years, along with investigations of employees accused of falsifying data to hide the problem, Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said Wednesday.

08/07/2014

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Advocates: Insurance Companies Making HIV, AIDS Drugs Unaffordable Under Obamacare Exchange

Patient advocates say some insurance companies are making HIV and AIDS drugs unaffordable in plans issued through the Affordable Care Act by shifting much of the cost to customers.

08/06/2014

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Deal To Improve Veterans Health Care Authorizes $15B In Emergency Spending

A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

07/28/2014

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Federal Judge Dismisses GOP Senator’s Obamacare Lawsuit, Saying He Had No Grounds To Sue

A federal judge on Monday dismissed a U.S. senator’s lawsuit challenging a requirement that congressional members and their staffs to obtain government-subsidized health insurance through small business exchanges, saying the senator had no grounds to sue.

07/22/2014

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Senate GOP Blocks Bill on Contraception Coverage

Senate Republicans have blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies that object on religious grounds.

07/16/2014

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