News tagged with health insurance

New US health law needs youth to sign up

Healthy young adults are so important to the success of the U.S. health care overhaul that takes effect Wednesday that both supporters and critics are spending millions to reach them with racy ads, social media campaigns ...

Jan 01, 2014
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US ready to usher in 'Obamacare'

President Barack Obama's landmark health care reforms take effect on Wednesday, granting coverage to millions of previously uninsured Americans after nearly four years of bitter wrangling that has loomed large over the US ...

Jan 01, 2014
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Curtain rises Wednesday on 'Obamacare'

(HealthDay)—It survived a U.S. Supreme Court challenge, multiple repeal attempts, delays of key provisions and a disastrous rollout, and now the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," marks a major ...

Dec 31, 2013
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Help offered for people who miss Obamacare deadline

The US government Tuesday offered help for people who were unable to sign up for health insurance through the federal website by the deadline as part of the president's controversial health care reform legislation.

Dec 25, 2013
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Obama symbolically signs up for Obamacare

US President Barack Obama has symbolically signed up for health insurance to promote his own controversial health care reform legislation, a White House official said Monday.

Dec 23, 2013
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Monday marks key health care deadline

Monday marks the last day to sign up through the federal and state health exchanges to have insurance coverage beginning Jan. 1. And while government officials said the federal site, HealthCare.gov, can handle a last-minute ...

Dec 23, 2013
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Health plan sticker shock ahead for some buyers

Many people without health insurance have been sizing up policies on the new government health care marketplace and making what seems like a logical choice: They're picking the cheapest one.

Dec 22, 2013
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Injunction granted in US birth control lawsuit

A U.S. judge granted an injunction Friday that prohibits the government from enforcing the federal health care law's requirement that insurance coverage include access to the morning-after pill and similar contraceptives ...

Dec 21, 2013
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Obama opens insurance law loophole

The Obama administration opened a last-minute loophole in its health insurance overhaul, offering one-year hardship exemptions from tax penalties to Americans whose private coverage was cancelled because it did not meet the ...

Dec 20, 2013
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Options set for those lacking new health coverage

People whose existing health care insurance has been canceled because of the Affordable Care Act will not be hit with tax penalties for failing to line up new coverage as required under the law.

Dec 20, 2013
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