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This broad category includes articles concerning health insurance costs, carrier and health plan news, changing benefits technology, and surveys by the Kaiser Family Foundation and others on employee benefits.

Income Checks Throw Californians Off Health Plans

Some Californians who purchased individual health coverage through the state's insurance exchange are suddenly being dropped or transferred to Medi-Cal, the state Medicaid program for the poor that fewer doctors and providers accept.

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Regulators Struggle With Obamacare’s Narrow Networks Problem

President Obama's healthcare law has provided an economic case study on the tradeoffs between cost and access.

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Rural Enrollment Presents Continuing Health Law Challenges

Americans living in rural areas will be a key target as states and nonprofit groups strategize how to enroll more people in health law insurance plans this fall.

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Hackers Breach Security of

Hackers breached security at the website of the government's health insurance marketplace,, but did not steal any personal information on consumers, Obama administration officials said Thursday.

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D.C. Appeals Court to Review Decision Imperiling Obamacare Subsidies

President Obama's lawyers have won a second chance to stop a lawsuit that has the potential to unravel the national healthcare law and its system of insurance subsidies.

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Prop 45 Threatens California’s Health Reform Success Story

Nearly one and a half million Californians signed up for health insurance coverage during the first year of health care reform.

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Covered California: 98K Face Losing Coverage

About 98,000 California families must verify their immigration status by Sept. 30 or lose their health coverage, the state's insurance exchange announced Thursday.

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Health Care Spending Forecast To Increase Modestly In Next Decade

National health spending will increase modestly over the next decade, propelled in part by the gradual rebound of the U.S. economy and the growing ranks of Americans who became insured under the health law, government actuaries projected Wednesday.

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Bracing for New Challenges in Year 2 of Health Care Law

The first year of enrollment under the federal health care law was marred by the troubled start of, rampant confusion among consumers and a steep learning curve for insurers and government officials alike.

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Word & Brown alum to run PPACA exchange system

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has hired a public exchange manager with many years of experience in the commercial health insurance industry to oversee the public exchange system.

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