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3 hrs ago | Business Journal

Georgians to get $11M in health insurance rebates due to federal rule

Georgia employers and individuals will receive $11 million in rebates this summer due to a federal rule on health insurers' spending, reports Georgia Health News.

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7 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance

Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Business Journal

Fontneau says she feels she's leaving Connect for Health Colorado in a good place

Connect for Health Colorado Executive Director Patty Fontneau often came under grilling from a legislative committee overseeing the exchange, such as during this meeting earlier this year where she sat beside board chairwoman Gretchen Hammer.

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Business Journal

Health insurers owe $9M to patients in PA, NJ and DE

More than $9 million in rebates are owed to people in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware from health insurance companies under a provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires health insurers to spend the vast majority of the premium dollars they collect on medical care or activities to improve health-care quality.

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Related Topix: Health, Aetna, Insurance

Deseret News

Varying health premium subsidy amounts under health care law worry consumers

An applicant, second from right, is given assistance during a health care enrollment event at the Bay Area Rescue Mission, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Richmond, Calif.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Richmond, CA, Health, Medicaid

WLBT-TV Jackson

More than 10 million people gained coverage under Affordable Care Act

A new study estimates that more than 10 million uninsured Americans gained health coverage over the past year due to the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health

The Washington Post

No Panic as Verdict on Obamacare Subsidies Likely to Be Benign

A three-judge panel of a federal appeals court in Washington ruled July 22 that subsidies to help people pay insurance premiums are illegal in 36 states that use the federal healthcare.gov system.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Alexandria, VA, Business News

The Olympian

Insurance commissioner Kreidler wants new open enrollment for those...

Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler says a new enrollment period may be needed next month to help consumers whose health insurance applications have gotten stuck online at the Washington Health Benefit Exchange.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Boston.com

Health Insurance Companies Refund $15B to Mass. Consumers

Consumers saved $4.1 billion in 2013 in health insurance premiums, according to data released Thursday from the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Related Topix: Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government

Sunherald.com

Study: 10M have gained coverage through health law

The study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the share of Americans ages 18 to 64 without insurance dropped by a little more than 5 percentage points.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Medicaid

WWL-TV New Orleans

Insurance rate hikes sought in federal marketplace

Thousands of people who bought health insurance through the marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul face price hikes next year that could reach double-digits.

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The News-Star

Louisiana drops to 47th in national Kids Count survey

Louisiana fell one spot to 47th in an annual national ranking of child well-being that looks at poverty, education and health access.

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Journal Gazette

Free walk-in clinic today on Anthony

A free walk-in clinic is being offered today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fort Wayne Medical Clinic, 3537 N. Anthony Blvd., Suite C. The office is about one block south of Coliseum Boulevard.

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Related Topix: Health, Fort Wayne, IN, Medicine, Nursing

Business Journal

Obamacare court kerfuffle could disproportionately hurt N.C.

Depending on how court rulings on the Affordable Care Act from Tuesday shake out, North Carolina could be disproportionately affected.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, North Carolina Government, Health, US News

Tue Jul 22, 2014

News Observer

State: Montanans won't lose health-care subsidies

Two contradictory federal appeals-court rulings that came out Tuesday have called President Barack Obama's health-care law's subsidies into question.

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Related Topix: Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Montana Government, Montana

Daily Kos

Ryan budget depends on Obamacare subsidies GOP wants courts to strike down

When two appeals courts issued conflicting rulings Tuesday on whether Obamacare's health insurance subsidies apply to the 34 states that chose to let the federal government run their exchanges, Republicans were quick to pounce on the one decision they liked.

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Related Topix: US News, Health, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, John Boehner, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

WIFR

Illinois Insurance Subsidies in Place For Now

Officials say Illinois health insurance customers shouldn't feel any immediate effect of a federal appeals court panel's ruling as a confusing legal battle continues over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Illinois Government, Health

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Advocacy group: People getting health subsidies OK

A divided panel of the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., ruled Tuesday that the law authorizes tax credits only for people who buy insurance through state-established markets.

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The Fresno Bee

Courts issue conflicting rulings on health care tax subsidies

The conflicting rulings, combined with two other pending challenges still awaiting decisions, potentially tee up for the Supreme Court its next landmark health care case and leave one of the Affordable Care Act's signature provisions in a state of legal limbo.

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Related Topix: Health, Healthcare Law, Law, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US Senate, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

KION 46

Split decisions on ACA: The impact on 4.7M Americans

Two opposing court rulings issued Tuesday sowed confusion about whether 4.7 million Americans can keep their health care subsidies.

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