One person who got a letter canceling his health insurance was Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo. He holds up the letter during a congressional hearing Wednesday on insurance problems. He says his family chose to buy private insurance rather than use the congressional plan. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Notices Canceling Health Insurance Leave Many On Edge

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Ashley Hentze (left) gets help signing up for the Affordable Care Act from a volunteer in Florida. The government says that 40 percent of the expected enrollees for 2014 must be young and healthy for health insurance premiums to remain affordable. Chris O'Meara/AP hide caption

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For Obamacare To Work, It's Not Just About The Numbers

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Tepid September Jobs Report May Be Just What Markets Desire

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Wilted Reputations Left By Shutdown And Default Threat

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When Will Congress' Inaction Push U.S. Into Default?

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House Republicans have proposed directing the Treasury Department to pay bondholders first if there is not enough money available to pay all the nation's debts. Carolyn Kaster /AP hide caption

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In A Debt Crisis, U.S. May Have To Decide Payment Priorities

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The specialty grocer Trader Joe's says next year it will end its policy of offering health benefits for part-time workers. Instead, the store will offer part-timers cash to help buy coverage. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Part-Time Workers Search New Exchanges For Health Insurance

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What Happens To The Economy If The Government Shuts Down?

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Is The Fed Chair Succession Too Politicized?

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Federal Reserve Stays The Course On Stimulus

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Fed Decides Not To Taper Bond Buying Yet, Surprises Analysts

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Fed Meeting Could Lead To Stimulus Reduction

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Five Years Later, Lehman Brothers Fall Still Stings

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Fed Watches Friday's Jobless Data For Signs To End Stimulus

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Threat Of U.S. Strike In Syria Drives Up Oil Prices

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