Affordable Care Act: Updates

Video: Obamacare enters new phase over the weekend with little fanfare

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:35 pm

President Obama used his weekly address to pitch his signature healthcare law. He reminded Americans that the 2015 open enrollment period for insurance purchased through the Affordable Care Act

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  • Video: Affordable Care enrollment begins again Nov. 15

    Posted on November 14, 2014 at 7:48 am

    The second open enrollment period under the health care law begins November 15th. Americans can sign up for health insurance once again, but those who already did have mixed reactions to their coverage so far.

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  • GOP in charge, eager to move on Keystone XL, taxes

    Posted on November 7, 2014 at 8:19 am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday sketched out an agenda for the new, all-Republican Congress, promising approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and changes in the health care law while issuing a warning to President Barack Obama on immigration. In his first postelection news conference, Boehner cautioned Obama not to act unilaterally to change the immigration system, saying it would poison the well in terms of trying

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Affordable Care Act: Archetype Profiles

Health Overhaul Job Freedom

With health law, workers ponder the I-Quit option

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 8:41 am

CHICAGO (AP) — For uninsured people, the nation’s new health care law may offer an escape from worry about unexpected, astronomical medical bills. But for Stephanie Payne of St. Louis, who already had good insurance, the law could offer another kind of escape: the chance to quit her job. At 62, Payne has worked for three decades as a nurse, most recently traveling house to house caring for 30 elderly

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  • Archetype-Family: Middle class family braces for higher premiums

    Posted on September 30, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    The Wolfs of Austin: Making too much to qualify for tax credit, worried premiums will rise

    As many as nine in 10 Texans buying health insurance on the new federally run exchange will get a break on costs, according to federal health officials. Steve and Maegan Wolf won’t be among them. The Wolfs, who live in an upscale area outside Austin, make too much money to qualify for tax credits that will help other people afford coverage. That leaves them wondering how much they’ll wind up

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  • Archetype-Small Business: Health care law perplexing to business owners

    Posted on September 30, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Tim Holmes , Colleen Holmes

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Restaurant owners Colleen and Tim Holmes were considering opening a third business in a growing upstate New York suburb but decided against it. One factor was the risk from expanding their staff beyond 50 full-time employees and having to provide them federally mandated health coverage. Despite knowing the penalty for that part of the Affordable Care Act had been postponed for a year, the couple said

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Affordable Care Act: Links

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