Kevin Counihan, CEO of Connecticut's health insurance exchange, hopes to be able to market their expertise.
February 28, 2014 Problems with online insurance marketplaces have hampered the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in many states. Connecticut, a success story, is trying to turn its expertise into a business.
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Insurers prohibit doctors from charging more than a copayment or other amount specified in your plan.
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February 25, 2014 Changing health insurance rules mean confusion for patients and providers alike. But laws do protect people from having to pay more than what's specified in their health plans.
Filling out the forms is part of the ritual of going to the doctor. But with the Affordable Care Act, it's more complicated.
February 25, 2014 Verifying that a patient has paid for coverage under the Affordable Care Act can take hours. But if doctors' offices don't check, they can get stuck with the bill.
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Oregon's road to health coverage continues to be bumpy; the website for the state's health insurance marketplace still isn't fully open to consumers.
February 21, 2014 Some of the 14 states running their own health insurance marketplaces lag behind the federal site in meeting enrollment goals. States doing better kept the IT goals relatively simple, reviewers say.
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February 18, 2014 Under the federal health law and 2006 regulations, insurers can't deny medical coverage for an individual's injuries because they resulted from a medical condition such as depression, even if it wasn't diagnosed before the injury.
February 17, 2014 It's getting easier to cancel a health insurance policy if you get a new job or have other life changes. And new parents can buy coverage for the baby after he or she is born. But there are exceptions to many rules in the Affordable Care Act, so it's worth checking out how they affect you.
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St. Paul, capital of Minnesota, the land of inexpensive health insurance.
February 13, 2014 What sets these bargain markets apart? They tend to have robust competition among hospitals and doctors, allowing insurers to wrangle lower rates. Many of the best deals are to be had in Minnesota, where managed care has long held prices in check.
Insurance guides work the phone bank at MnSure, Minnesota's health exchange, in St. Paul, Minn., in December.
February 12, 2014 Slightly more women than men are signing up for coverage. The most popular plans are the silver ones, the third-most generous type among the four main kinds offered on insurance exchanges around the country.
Would you buy health insurance from this man?
Get Covered Illinois
February 11, 2014 Get Covered Illinois, the state's health insurance exchange, has hired Onion Labs, The Onion's in-house ad team, to develop banner ads, a video and other online material to persuade young people to sign up for insurance coverage.
Even after marriage, some same-sex couple can't get family health insurance policies.
February 11, 2014 Despite a Justice Department decision giving same-sex married couples equal recognition in federal courthouses, prisons and other programs, inconsistency in the treatment of same-sex married couples under the health law remains. States still make their own decisions.
Still waiting for job-linked health insurance? Check the size of your company.
February 10, 2014 The Obama administration is again delaying a part of the Affordable Care Act that requires most companies to provide employees with health insurance. This time, smallish firms — those with fewer than 100 workers but more than 49 — get a reprieve until 2016.
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One hospital is offering health insurance plans on the California's exchange specifically for the Chinese community.
February 6, 2014 San Francisco's Chinatown has long had its own hospitals and health care system. Now, one of the hospitals there is offering health insurance plans on California's exchange specifically for the Chinese-American community. It has been very successful where other plans have not.
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Health insurance premiums in Aspen, Colo., are among the highest in the country.
February 3, 2014 Some of the priciest markets for insurance include rural counties in Georgia and the areas around ski resorts in Colorado. While many people in these places will receive government subsidies to help pay for premiums, the portion that they pay will still be higher than what they would have to foot elsewhere.
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., is one of the sponsors of a Republican proposal to rewrite the Affordable Care Act.
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January 27, 2014 "Obamacare just isn't working," Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said on the Senate floor Monday afternoon. So he and two of his more influential Republican colleagues have proposed yet another plan to rewrite the Affordable Care Act.
UPS has told workers that it will no longer offer health coverage for spouses who have their own job-based insurance. Above, a UPS driver makes a delivery in North Andover, Mass.
January 25, 2014 UPS and other employers looking to reduce spending are cutting back on health care coverage for employees' spouses. But a new study shows that if every employer starts doing this, then nobody wins.
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