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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.

Health Insurance Exchange Dismissed from Lawsuits, Deals with Other Issues

Open enrollment may have ended in February, but the state's health insurance exchange has had a busy spring.

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GOP Lawmakers Propose Abolishing Nevada Health Exchange

Several Nevada Republicans are trying to scrap the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange launched as part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, saying the program is expensive, suffered a rocky start and is another example of federal overreach.

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Past State Obamacare Sign-Up Glitches Now Haunt Nevadans at Tax Time

How did a Reno collections agent end up in collections himself?

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Nevada Health Exchange Enrollment Continues Climbing

Nearly 80 percent of Nevadans who selected a qualified health plan through the state exchange paid for the insurance this month, officials said.

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The Leader of Anthem Blue Cross in California, the State’s Largest For-Profit Health Insurer, is Leaving for Another Job

Mark Morgan, 48, president of the company's California business since 2013, will depart April 24.

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Coalition Hopes To Amp Up Push For Health Care Transparency

As consumers increasingly are being asked to pay a larger share of their health bills, a coalition of insurers, pharmaceutical companies, and provider and consumer advocacy groups launched Thursday a new push for greater transparency regarding the actual costs of services.

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New ‘Google Maps for Health’ Drives California to Precision Medicine Lead

By weaving together a hodgepodge of patient information, clinical data and scientific know-how, California officials hope to create a sort of "Google Maps for health" to drive the right therapies to the right people at the right time.

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Is Covered California Struggling to Woo Repeat Customers?

California ranked in the bottom five states on overall growth during open enrollment this year, according to an analysis by Avalere Health, in large part because it trailed only Vermont and Washington state in retaining 2014 enrollees among states that reported full results.

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Covered California Adds 18,000 So Far In Special Enrollment Period

Covered California has enrolled about 18,000 people so far in a special enrollment program for individuals who didn’t understand the tax consequences of not signing up for health insurance in 2015.

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Health Spending Post-Obamacare Seen @2.5 Trillion Lower

The lingering effects of the recession, slow income growth and possibly Obamacare are all contributing to a sharp drop in estimates of how much will be spent on health care through the rest of this decade.

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