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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.

30,000 Californians Face Obamacare Enrollment Delays, Dropped Coverage

California's health insurance exchange is vowing to fix enrollment delays and dropped coverage for about 30,000 consumers before the next sign-up period this fall.

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Health Chief Seeks to Focus on Insurance Site

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the secretary of Health and Human Services, said Monday in her first major speech that she wanted to move beyond the politics of health care and work with members of both parties to improve the management and operation of, the website used by millions of people to sign up for insurance coverage.

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$60 Million For 34 States To Boost Obamacare Enrollment

Two Planned Parenthood chapters, two United Way organizations, a food bank association and a Catholic hospital system are among 90 nonprofit groups that will receive a total of $60 million to help people sign up for health insurance, the Department of Health and Human Services announced today.

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Health Care Website Still has a Lot of Fixes to Make

Steve Michaelson wants us to get down to business. The Las Vegan emailed us about the spate of stories we've written on locals who've been unable to get medical coverage or care despite paying months' worth of premiums to Nevada Health Link.

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Nevada Exchanges Staff: Stick with Systems in 2016

Staff members at Nevada's state-based Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) exchange say the state should focus on getting the state's version of working properly this fall, not chase after efforts to set up a state-based enrollment system in 2016.

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California Health Insurance Exchange Unveils Ad Campaign and Outreach

Preparing for the second year of Obamacare enrollment, California unveiled new television ads and handed out $14.6 million to community groups for consumer outreach.

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Covered California Delays Announcement of SHOP Plans for 2015

Don't look for an announcement Monday about which health plans will participate next year in Covered California's Small Employer Health Options Program -- better known as SHOP.

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Appeals Court Weighs Texas Abortion Law

A federal appeals court in New Orleans is reviewing whether 11 clinics that provide abortion in Texas must immediately close their doors because they don't comply with a state law requiring that they meet all the standards of an outpatient surgical center.

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Melding Health Overhaul and Taxes Gets Complicated

President Barack Obama's health care law uses the tax system to subsidize coverage for the uninsured.

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Hurdles for Obama Health Law in 2nd Sign-Up Season

Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away.

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