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News articles in this section include actions by federal regulators like the CMS and HHS, as well as information on Medicare and state Medicaid coverage and benefits.

Who Can Buy Health Care Coverage and When Can Be Confusing

If an employer has 15 or more employees, it’s illegal to discriminate against someone who has a condition that makes work harder. The business has to try to make reasonable accommodations, including restructuring a job, adjusting training, providing devices for the disabled or even reassigning an employee to a vacant job.

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Nevada, Xerox In Private Talks to Settle &75 Million Health Care Contract Out of Court

After firing Xerox for major flaws with its health insurance software, Nevada’s leaders are in confidential talks with the tech company to close out the $75 million contract and keep the dispute out of court.

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California To Launch Medicaid-Funded Teledentistry

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that would require Medi-Cal, the state's insurance program for the poor, to pay for dental services delivered by teams of hygienists and dentists connected through the Internet.

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Consumer Group Sues 2 More California Plans Over Narrow Networks

Insurers Cigna and Blue Shield of California misled consumers about the size of their networks of doctors and hospitals, leaving enrollees frustrated and owing large bills, according to two lawsuits filed this week in Los Angeles.

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For Many New Medicaid Enrollees, Care Is Hard to Find

Enrollment in Medicaid is surging as a result of the Affordable Care Act, but the Obama administration and state officials have done little to ensure that new beneficiaries have access to doctors after they get their Medicaid cards, federal investigators say in a new report.

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Obamacare Support Sliding, Jerry Brown, Water-Bond Up Big

The Affordable Care Act continues to divide Californians, who remain skeptical four years after its passage despite the state's relatively smooth launch in which more than 1.2 million people enrolled in health insurance coverage.

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Millions Have Joined Medicaid Under Obamacare. Here’s What They Think of It.

The Medicaid program, already the nation's largest insurer, has quickly added millions to its rolls since the start of Obamacare's coverage expansion.

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Obamacare Has Reduced The Uninsured Rate For Virtually Everyone – Except Kids

By now, the evidence seems pretty clear that Obamacare has reduced the ranks of the uninsured across virtually every demographic since the start of the law's coverage expansion in January.

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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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ER Visits Jump Under ACA

Hospitals across Orange County, and nationwide, are reporting sharp to moderate increases in ER visits. And many of them attribute it to the millions of people who are newly insured on account of the health reform law.

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