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Compliance

This section focuses on health care compliance and regulations – both national and state – including the ACA. It includes changes in health care law, regulation, and court decisions and their impact on health insurance professionals, employers, and individuals.

Suit on Health Law Puts Focus on Funding Powers

In mounting the latest court challenge to the Affordable Care Act, House Republicans are focusing on a little-noticed provision of the law that offers financial assistance to low- and moderate-income people.

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HealthCare.gov’s Insurance Marketplace for Small Businesses Gets Off to a Slow Start

A year after the Obama administration temporarily shelved an unfinished part of HealthCare.gov intended for small businesses, it has opened with reports of only modest technical flaws — but with doubts that it will soon benefit the millions of workers at little companies with inadequate health insurance or none at all.

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In First Week, More Than a Million Apply for Health Insurance on Federal Website

A year after the Obama administration temporarily shelved an unfinished part of HealthCare.gov intended for small businesses, it has opened with reports of only modest technical flaws — but with doubts that it will soon benefit the millions of workers at little companies with inadequate health insurance or none at all.

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Schumer: Democrats’ Emphasis on Health Care Overhaul a Mistake

Democrats addressed the “wrong problem” when they pushed health care instead of programs that would directly benefit the middle class, the Senate’s third-ranking Democrat said Tuesday.

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More Medicine Goes Off Limits in Drug-Price Showdown

Steve Miller is waging war on high-priced medicine, guiding decisions to ban drugs from the health plans of millions of Americans and sending companies reeling in a $270 billion market.

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Using Doctors with Troubled Pasts to Market a Painkiller

Dr. Judson Somerville, a pain specialist in Laredo, Tex., received $67,000 in speaking fees, travel and meals in 2013 to promote a powerful and addictive painkiller called Subsys, according to a new federal database of payments that drug companies make to physicians.

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Administration Warns Employers: Don’t Dump Sick Workers from Plans

As employers try to minimize expenses under the health law, the Obama administration has warned them against paying high-cost workers to leave the company medical plan and buy coverage elsewhere.

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Immigrant Baffled by HealthCare.gov Lapse

HealthCare.gov is working better, but immigrants are running into what looks like an obvious slip-up.

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Obamacare Premiums for Most Popular Plans Will Spike 10 Percent

Premiums on the most popular Obamacare exchange plans will increase by an average of 10 percent in 2015, according to an analysis released Thursday that underscores the importance of shopping around in the law's second year.

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Health Insurance Enrollment for Exchanges Was Overcounted

The Obama administration acknowledged on Thursday that it overcounted the total number of people signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchanges.

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