News tagged with private health insurance

Health care sign-ups hit 5M mark

The Obama administration says more than 5 million people have signed up for private health insurance under the new health care law.

Mar 17, 2014
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Model Arkansas way of expanding Medicaid at risk

Less than a year after its approval, Arkansas' much-heralded plan to expand Medicaid by buying private insurance for the poor instead of adding them to the rolls is on the brink of being abandoned. Supporters are worried ...

Feb 06, 2014
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How will the ACA affect cancer survivors?

In 2010, the total cost of cancer care in the United States reached $125 billion. Globally, the economic toll from cancer is nearly 20 percent higher than the leading cause of death: heart disease. Cancer patients are also ...

Jan 23, 2014
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Adding a new baby to plan not easy

(AP)—Another quirk has surfaced with the Obama administration's new health insurance system: There's no easy way to update your coverage for a new baby and other common life events.

Jan 03, 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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Poll: Health law seen as eroding coverage

A poll finds that Americans who already have health insurance are blaming President Barack Obama's health care law for their rising premiums and deductibles.

Dec 15, 2013
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