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Opponents of health-care law turn to faith-based nonprofits to cover medical …

News from Washington Post: “When all this came up with the ACA, I just realized I don’t want to be a part of any of this,” said Tucker, who views the Affordable Care Act as the government meddling in her personal health care. The Christian Healthcare program is not as comprehensive as insurance — she [...]

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Federal health-care subsidies may be too high or too low for more than 1 …

News from Washington Post: The government has identified these discrepancies but is stuck at the moment. Under federal rules, consumers are notified if there is a problem with their application and asked to upload or mail in pay stubs or other proof of their income. Only a fraction have done so, according to the documents. [...]

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Health-care law will prompt over 2 million to quit jobs or cut hours, a CBO …

News from Washington Post: More than 2 million Americans who would otherwise rely on a job for health insurance will quit working, reduce their hours or stop looking for employment because of new health benefits available under the Affordable Care Act, congressional budget analysts said Tuesday. The findings from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office revived [...]

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Labor union officials say Obama betrayed them in health-care rollout

News from Washington Post: Labor leaders who have spent months lobbying unsuccessfully for special protections under the Affordable Care Act warned this week that the White House’s continued refusal to help is dampening union support for Democratic candidates in this year’s midterm elections. Leaders of two major unions, including the first to endorse Obama in [...]

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With new year, Medicaid takes on a broader health-care role

News from Washington Post: Medicaid embarks on a massive transformation Wednesday — from a safety-net program for the most vulnerable to a broad-based one that finds itself at the front lines of the continuing political and ideological battle over the Affordable Care Act. Already the nation’s largest health-care program, Medicaid is being expanded and reshaped [...]

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Obama administration relaxes rules of health-care law four days before deadline

News from Washington Post: The Obama administration on Thursday night significantly relaxed the rules of the federal health-care law for millions of consumers whose individual insurance policies have been canceled, saying they can buy bare-bones plans or entirely avoid a requirement that most Americans have health coverage. The surprise announcement, days before the Dec. 23 [...]

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The Overlooked Health-Care Tax Whopper

News from Fox Business: This transcript is automatically generated Or any Mac’s bottom line in the so Michael another tanks that’s kind of hidden away no one seems to — and I don’t know about — – it’s a thing also raise taxes pop up all over the place at a health reform. You leading [...]

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Ministries step in for health-care coverage for uninsured

News from Columbus Dispatch: By  Ben Sutherly The Columbus Dispatch Monday February 18, 2013 6:04 AM Enlarge Image ADAM CAIRNS | DISPATCH Continue Reading … Related News: The New Health Care System: Everything You Need to Know (Thomas Dunne Books)Now that the health care reform bill has become the law of the land, millions of [...]

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HealthShare will let insurers and health-care providers share patients’ data …

News from Philadelphia Inquirer: Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013, 6:20 AM When patients insured by Independence Blue Cross are discharged from the hospital, discharge reports are added to medical records at their primary doctors’ offices less than 50 percent of the time. It’s a common example of the gaps in [...]

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In Medicaid, a New Health-Care Fight

News from Wall Street Journal: By LOUISE RADNOFSKY Employers in several states are bracing for higher health-care costs as some governors, worried about the impact on state budgets from the federal overhaul, resist a planned Medicaid expansion. Brandon Thibodeaux for The Wall Street Journal Employers of mainly low-wage employees, such as this Mooyah burger restaurant [...]

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