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Let's going shopping for surgery: New government data shines light on health care cost variations

May 8, 2013
You wouldn't dream of buying a new laptop without comparing prices -- why should health care be any different? The government is releasing new data about what hospitals charge in various places for medical procedures, and the prices vary widely.
Posted In: health care, health insurance, Affordable Care Act

New forms hope to make it easier to sign up for health insurance

Apr 30, 2013
Federal health agency releases shorter, less confusing applications for health care reform programs.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, health care, health exchange

When can you join a health insurance exchange? Few know.

Apr 4, 2013
A new study says only a fraction of people know they can sign up in October for the insurance exchanges that are key to President Obama's health care overhaul.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, health exchange, health insurance

A tax on medical devices that almost nobody likes

Mar 22, 2013
You don't often hear about a 79-to-20 vote in the U.S. Senate, but that's exactly what happened last night. The chamber voted overwhelmingly to repeal a tax on medical devices.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, health care, health care reform law

Florida Medicaid switcheroo: Rick Scott backs down

Feb 21, 2013
One of the Affordable Care Act's fiercest critics, Florida's Republican Governor Rick Scott has reversed courses and is dropping his opposition to expanding Medicaid.
Posted In: health care, Affordable Care Act, medicaid

Are insurers hiking rates despite health care reform

Jan 9, 2013
California's insurance commissioner has called out Anthem Blue Cross of California for an 'excessive' 11 percent premium increase for some customers.
Posted In: health care, health insurance, Affordable Care Act

The changing shape of health care in 2013

Dec 31, 2012
Health care reporter Dan Gorenstein shares his thoughts on what's ahead for health care in 2013.
Posted In: health care, Affordable Care Act

Medical device makers try to stave off new tax

Dec 26, 2012
Medical device makers say the 2.3 percent tax on sales due to start in January will cost jobs. The levy is part of the Obama health care program.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, health care

New taxes take effect to fund Affordable Care Act

Dec 25, 2012
Fiscal cliff deal or not, some taxes will go up either way.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, health care, Taxes, health insurance

Marketing Obamacare to the masses

Nov 7, 2012
With the health care laws a sure thing, insurers are readying their sales pitches.
Posted In: health care, Affordable Care Act

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