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More states cleared to operate health insurance exchanges

News from Los Angeles Times: WASHINGTON — The Obama administration Thursday cleared what could be the final group of states to open their own health insurance exchanges this fall, advancing a key goal of the 2010 healthcare law to provide Americans with new options to shop for coverage. The conditional approvals announced for California, Hawaii, [...]

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Health insurance exchanges planned by 18 US states: Sebelius

News from Chicago Tribune: (Reuters) – A total of 18 U.S. states are planning to start their own health insurance marketplaces, which will be available to consumers and businesses in 2014, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a blog posting on Monday. The deadline for states to inform the federal government [...]

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Setup for states’ health insurance exchanges is massive job with crucial deadline

News from Washington Post: Oregon’s health insurance exchange needs a 150-person call center. Maryland’s wants a public relations agency, while the Colorado exchange seeks something even more basic: a name. “In a few weeks, we might know” said Patty Fontneau, executive director of what is now called the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange. Fontneau doesn’t want [...]

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Health Care Deadline Looms: How States Are Setting Up the Exchanges

News from ABC News: All of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” doesn’t go into effect until 2014, but states are required to set up their own health care exchanges or leave it to the federal government to step in by next year. The deadline for the governors’ decisions is Friday. The health [...]

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Obama Approves Health Insurance Marketplaces in 6 States

News from New York Times: WASHINGTON — The Obama administration gave conditional approval on Monday to health insurance marketplaces being set up by six states led by Democratic governors eager to carry out President Obama’s health care overhaul. The six are Colorado, Connecticut, Marylan……….. continues on New York Times. Continue Reading … Related News: Understanding [...]

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Obama’s health care exchanges advancing in almost half the states

News from LubbockOnline.com: WASHINGTON (AP) — Threatened with repeal just weeks ago, President Barack Obama’s health care law now appears on track in close to half the states, with others playing catch-up and the administration readying a fallback for states not wishing to participate. Friday was the original deadline for states to notify Washington if [...]

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Obama’s Health Care Law Advances in the States

News from U.S. News & World Report: President Obama signs health care reform at the White House. By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Threatened with repeal just weeks ago, President Barack Obama’s health care law now appears on track in close to half the states, with others playing catch-up and the administration readying [...]

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States get more time to work on health care plans

News from Kansas City Star: By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Updated: 2012-11-09T21:41:02Z WASHINGTON – Trying to show flexibility without slowing down President Barack Obama’s health care law, the administration said Friday states can have more time to work out their roles in providing health care to millions of uninsured Americans. In a [...]

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Obama’s health care overhaul now moves quickly to the states, with more …

News from Washington Post: WASHINGTON — Its place assured alongside Medicare and Medicaid, President Barack Obama’s health care law is now in a sprint to the finish line, with just 11 months to go before millions of uninsured people can start signing up for coverage. But there are hurdles in the way. Republican governors, opposed [...]

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States have power to shape federal health care law if governors want to take it

News from Palm Beach Post: Though Florida lost its Supreme Court challenge to President Obama’s health care law, state politicians could still have a say in setting minimum health benefits for plans here under the federal Affordable Care Act. And that’s what has some health advocacy groups worried. “We have just seen the governor try [...]

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